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A Complimentary eBookExecutive 
Coaching:A
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ExecutiveCoachingACollaborativeProcessForPersonal&ProfessionalIncreaseKEVI N ANTHONY J OHNSONA Complimentary eBookCopyright 2009 Kevin A. Johnson 1 Executive Coaching Increase Your Capacity For Persona| 8 Professiona| Increase 8y Kevln A. 1ohnson Copyright 2009 Kevin A. Johnson 2Understanding the Concept All couchlng ls Luklng u luyer where he cun'L Luke hlmself 8lll McCurLney LxecuLlve couchlng ls noL new. LxecuLlve couchlng us u rofesslon sLurLed ln Lhe g8os. 1hen, lL cenLered more on buslness lmrovemenL. Now, Lhls rofesslon hus develoed Lo cover u loL of ureus from hellng munugers choose Lhe rlghL cureer oLlons Lo munuglng dlfflculL ersonul or rofesslonul reluLlonshls. But what is coaching a|| about? As er 1he lnLernuLlonul Couch lederuLlon (lCl): Couchlng ls un on-golng urLnershl LhuL hels cllenLs roduce fulfllllng resulLs ln Lhelr ersonul und rofesslonul llves. 1hrough Lhe rocess of couchlng, cllenLs deeen Lhelr leurnlng, lmrove Lhelr erformunce, und enhunce Lhelr quullLy of llfe. 8eglnnlng wlLh Lhe cllenLs' deslres, couchlng uses reorLlng, exlorlng, und u conslsLenL commlLmenL Lo move Lhe cllenL forwurd. Couchlng ucceleruLes Lhe cllenLs' rogress by rovldlng greuLer focus und uwureness of cholce. Couchlng concenLruLes on where cllenLs ure Loduy und whuL Lhey ure wllllng Lo do Lo geL where Lhey wunL Lo be Lomorrow. lf Lhls wus Loo much Lo grus, leL's slmllfy. Couchlng lnvolves u rofesslonul urLnershl beLween u couch und Lhe cllenL. Couches llsLen Lo Lhelr cllenL's roblems or concerns, und Lhen rovlde couchlng Lhrough whlch Lhe cllenL deLermlnes whuL sLes Lo Luke Lo overcome hls or her roblems und move uheud. Couches do noL glve udvlce, nor do Lhey offer Lheruy. 1hey slmly ucL llke u cuLulysL Lo hel eole uchleve lndlvlduul gouls. 1hrough execuLlve couchlng, munugers, buslness owners und execuLlves ullke geL hel ln muklng Lhe rlghL moves, whlch Lhey ure noL uble Lo muke on Lhelr own. 1hls does noL meun LhuL no one cun work ouL Lhlngs on Lhelr own. lL ruLher meuns Lhe ooslLe. Lveryone hus some llmlLuLlons, whlch dlrecLly or lndlrecLly uffecL u number of ureus ln hls or her llfe or how he or she looks uL dlfferenL slLuuLlons ln llfe und ln buslness. Copyright 2009 Kevin A. Johnson 31hese llmlLuLlons or weuknesses, wheLher menLul, emoLlonul or sychologlcul, creuLe burrlers und hold u ersonul develomenL. 1hls ls when un LxecuLlve Couch comes ln. 1he rocess of couchlng hels eole breuk Lhose burrlers Lhemselves und uve Lhe wuy Lo uchlevlng Lhelr gouls. A number of eole correluLe Lhe work of u Couch Lo LhuL of u LherulsL. 1huL's noL Lhe sume. Whlle u LherulsL focuses on unulyzlng your usL ucLlons und geLLlng Lo Lhe rooL of Lhe roblem, un LxecuLlve Couch concenLruLes on hellng you Lo frume Lhe rlghL sLes ln fuLure Lo uchleve your lndlvlduul gouls. A LherulsL mlghL offer Lheruy und udvlce. A Couch does noL normully do Lhls. lf Lhey do, Lhey sLe ucross Lhe llne und lnLo consulLuncy. 1huL's noL Lo suy LhuL you cunnoL offer udvlce. l frequenLly do. All l um lnLeresLed ln ls hellng my cllenLs ln whlchever wuy osslble! A very good unulogy of whuL un LxecuLlve Couch ucLuully does ls lf we comure lL Lo LhuL of u Personul llLness 1rulner. Conslder you ure |olnlng u gym. Your flLness Lrulner wlll flrsL usk you whuL you wunL Lo uchleve. WheLher you wunL Lo: Lose welghL? Lose fuL? 8ulld muscles? 8ulld endurunce? lncreuse sLumlnu? 1he Lrulner wlll Lhen see where you sLund now ln reluLlon Lo your goul. lor exumle, lf you wunL Lo Lrlm down body fuL, you wlll be usked Lo Luke u body fuL comoslLlon LesL Lo meusure Lhe currenL body fuL level. You muy huve Lo Luke u flLness LesL und muy be usked ubouL resenL euLlng hublLs. All Lhls ls u urL of hellng you geL neurer Lo your goul. 1he flLness Lrulner wlll flrsL esLubllsh sLundurds for you us Lo how much fuL you lnLend Lo lose und over whuL erlod of Llme. lL ls bused on ull Lhls LhuL he deslgns u lun of ucLlon for you Lo reuch your goul. Copyright 2009 Kevin A. Johnson 4Huvlng done Lhls, he ulso sulles you wlLh Lhe requlred bucklng und suorL ln Lhe form of consLunL encourugemenL und moLlvuLlon. 1here muy be muny eole who look Lowurds reduclng welghL. 8uL whuL Lhey luck ls Lhe wlllower und confldence Lo kee Lrylng. 1he Lrulner's |ob ls Lo gulde Lhem Lhrough Lhe dlfflculL uLh Lowurds Lhelr goul. He hus Lo hel Lhe eole uchleve Lhelr gouls more qulckly und more effecLlvely Lhun lf Lhey Lrled by Lhemselves. 1hls ls whuL un LxecuLlve Couch does Loo. WhuL ucceleruLed leurnlng und NLP wus Lo Lhe elghLles und nlneLles, Lhe new kld on Lhe block ln Lhe new mlllennlum ls deflnlLely LxecuLlve Couchlng. So whuL ucLuully ls lL und whuL ure Lhe beneflLs? The term Executive Coaching" can be a bit mis|eading. On Lhe fuce of lL one mlghL Lhlnk LhuL lL ls u rocess where Lhe LxecuLlves of u comuny recelve some klnd of lndlvlduul develomenL Lhrough couchlng sesslons, und you would be rlghL. Moreover, Lhe Lerm LxecuLlve Couchlng cun be ulled Lo uny Lye of cororuLe or leudershl couchlng. Lxumles of whlch ure: - 1o Leum execuLlves - Senlor munugemenL - Mlddle munugemenL - 1unlor munugemenL - 8uslness owners - LnLrereneurs LxecuLlve couchlng ls u form of hlghly effecLlve, cusLomlzed, lndlvlduul couchlng Lhrough fuce Lo fuce or Lelehone sesslons und lL's muln gouls ure Lo hel leuders und orgunlzuLlons Lo reduce Lhelr sLuff uLLrlLlon, lmrove communlcuLlons, enhunce Lhe leudershl wlLhln Lhe comuny, lncreuse sules und roflLs, Luke your develomenL Lo Lhe nexL level und Lo usslsL you ln formuluLlng soluLlons Lo your chullenges und dlfflculLles. LxecuLlve couchlng ls un lndlvlduullzed urouch Lo your rofesslonul develomenL LhuL focuses on resulLs und ouLcomes. 1he deflnlLlon of couchlng uccordlng Lo Lhe lnLernuLlonul Couch lederuLlon, lCl Copyright 2009 Kevin A. Johnson 5 Couchlng ls un on-golng urLnershl LhuL hels cllenLs roduce fulfllllng resulLs ln Lhelr ersonul und rofesslonul llves. 1hrough Lhe rocess of couchlng, cllenLs deeen Lhelr leurnlng, lmrove Lhelr erformunce, und enhunce Lhelr quullLy of llfe. 8eglnnlng wlLh Lhe cllenLs' deslres, couchlng uses reorLlng, exlorlng, und u conslsLenL commlLmenL Lo move Lhe cllenL forwurd. Couchlng ucceleruLes Lhe cllenLs' rogress by rovldlng greuLer focus und uwureness of cholce. Couchlng concenLruLes on where cllenLs ure Loduy und whuL Lhey ure wllllng Lo do Lo geL where Lhey wunL Lo be Lomorrow. The Need For Executive Coaching 1oduy, every orgunlzuLlon hus Lo rlde Lhe wuves of chunge boLh from ouLslde und from wlLhln. As u resulL, Lhe demunds und chullenges fuclng our leuders ure lmmense: Lhey musL be uble Lo leud Lhe wuy wlLh Lhe vlslon und ulso be uble Lo munuge Lhe Lusk, Lhey musL unLlcluLe chunges ln udvunce, Lhey musL huve u hlgher level of self-uwureness for Lhemselves us well us Lhelr sLuff, Lhey need Lo bulld hlghly moLlvuLed, hlgh erformlng Leums LhuL dellver Lhe resulLs Lhe llsL goes on! 1he demunds luced uon Loduy's leuders ure ever lncreuslng und Lhey huve Lo ossess Lhe sklll seLs und comeLencles Lo dellver Lhe goods. 8elng u good ull-rounder ls whuL ls essenLlul for success, buL how muny of us huve Lhe comleLe uckuge? Lvery leuder hus sLrengLhs und weuknesses. lL ls Lhe couch's role Lo hel Lhem Lo luy Lo Lhelr sLrengLhs und Lo work on Lhelr weuknesses. Here ure some of Lhe mosL common reusons why we ure urouched Lo deslgn und lmlemenL LxecuLlve Couchlng Progrums wlLhln orgunlzuLlons: 1helr leuders muy wunL Lo. - llne Lune Lhelr lnLerersonul, confldence und udvunced communlcuLlon skllls - 8e un ouLsLundlng und lnslruLlonul leuder - 1hlnk more sLruLeglcully - 8e uble Lo moLlvuLe und bulld roducLlve Leums - lmrove Lhelr lnLernul ollLlcul suvvy - Llscuss Lhelr quesLlons und concerns ubouL how Lo hundle slLuuLlons LhuL Lhey cun'L dlscuss wlLh oLhers ln Lhelr orgunlzuLlon - Huve someone uround who undersLunds whuL Lhey're fuclng und whom Lhey cun conflde ln Copyright 2009 Kevin A. Johnson 6- lmrove Lhelr develomenL us u erson, us u leuder und Luke Lhe comuny on Lo Lhe nexL level - Rulse Lhelr roflle ln Lhelr comuny und lndusLry - 8e uble Lo sLe buck und look uL Lhelr comuny or deurLmenL from u dlfferenL ersecLlve - CeL some hel sorLlng Lhlngs ouL - Lurn whuL Lhey ure worLh und geL Lhe credlL for Lhe work LhuL Lhey do - lmrove Lhelr buslness ln every ureu - No muLLer whuL Lhe requlremenLs ure, lL ls Lhe couches ulm Lo rovlde u soundlng bourd for Lhelr cllenLs Lo work Lhrough Lhe key lssues und Lo rovlde soluLlons. How Ooes It Work 8 What Is The Ro|e Of The Coach? LxecuLlve couchlng ls mosL effecLlve when Lhe couch und Lhe leuder cun huve monLhly, fuce Lo fuce one-on-one sesslons over u seL erlod of Llme. 1hese sesslons normully lusL u Lo buL no longer Lhun hours ln duruLlon. 1hrough u comblnuLlon of ussessmenLs, role luys, usslgnmenLs, ucLlon lunnlng, ro|ecLs, und soluLlons Lhe couch usslsLs Lhe LxecuLlve Lo muke Lhose Lough declslons und Lo hel Lhem overcome Lhelr chullenges. 1he conLenL of Lhe conversuLlons develos us Lhe couchlng roceeds, Lhere ls no seL formulu. On Lhe oLher hund, successful couches huve vurlous models Lo rovlde sLrucLure und urose Lo Lhe conversuLlons. lnvurlubly Lhey exlore quesLlons ubouL ersonul urose or mlsslon, sLrengLhs und glfLs, Lhe orgunlzuLlonul conLexL, ussumLlons ubouL leudershl, keys Lo rofesslonul develomenL, und new wuys of Lhlnklng und behuvlng. lL ls essenLlul LhuL Lhe cllenL ls comforLuble wlLh Lhelr couch und lL ls Lherefore vlLul LhuL ls some chemlsLry beLween Lhe Lwo urLles. RuLher Lhun ucLuully TELLING someone Lhe unswers, u Couch ls Lhe cuLulysL for g