WHAT IS EXECUTIVE COACHING?
Executive coaching is focused on helping you develop leadership qualities and communication skills. No matter where you are in the organization, you can develop the skills and qualities of a 360-degree leader, effectively leading up, down and across.
Your coach will help you overcome any limiting beliefs you have about yourself as a leader, and teach you coaching-like qualities to help you build rapport with people, enhance your active listening qualities and influence with integrity.
WHAT TYPE OF METHODS AND APPROACHES ARE USED IN EXECUTIVE COACHING?
Various evidence-based approaches and models are used in executive coaching, like cognitive coaching, positive psychology, strategic inquiry, motivational interviewing, adult development, and adult learning approaches and solution-focused methodologies. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programing) and hypnosis therapy is also used in coaching sessions when appropriate and necessary.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED FOR EXECUTIVE COACHING?
It is highly recommended to commit to anywhere from 3 to 12 months of coaching, weekly or bi-weekly. Smaller goals may require fewer sessions. Larger goals and significant life changes would require more sessions and longer commitment. Your relationship with your coach will play a big part in the transformation you want to make.
WHAT TYPE OF CERTIFICATION AND CREDENTIALS SHOULD A PROFESSIONAL COACH HAVE?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) requires a one-year program in professional coaching, written and oral examination, as well as 500 of logged coaching hours for the Professional Coach Certification (PCC). ICF Certified coaches are trained to follow ICF core competencies, Code of Ethics, and use evidence-based coaching models and processes with their clients. Check your coach’s credentials before booking a session. Make sure they are certified by a legitimate institution that requires rigorous training and a thorough examination of their skills, such as ICF.