What Is Executive Coaching?

Executive coaching helps business performance.

Executive coaching is results orientated and focuses on goals and outcomes.

Through the coaching process people become more effective in their roles. Participants in coaching also develop self awareness and build confidence, this in turn can lead to an increased sense of well-being.

Coaching is particularly helpful at times when the individual or organisation faces major change. This is why it is complimentary to any innovation or organisational change process.

At the heart of the coaching process is the relationship between the coachee and the coach. It is a relationship of trust, non-judgement and confidentiality. The coaching is conducted in the form of a dialogue. The dialogue is always client-centred and is about the client discovering and owning the solutions for themselves.

The approach of the coach can vary from session to session or even within a session with regard to how much he is facilitating, supporting or challenging the coachee.

Coaches work with a variety of different coaching ‘models’ according to their training and to their assessment of the needs of the client.

Executive Coaching To Build Effective Relationships

An organisation can be described as a large group of people. Wherever there are people there will be relationships. In order for an organisation to be successful and compete in the fast paced global context of the 21st century the organisation has to be effective. A large part of organisational effectiveness is about enabling successful relationships between all team members.

For senior teams and executives, workloads are often very high and decisions have to be taken rapidly. It may be that there is not much time to reflect on the decision making process and the outcomes. By discussing such matters in a coaching relationship, more learning can be drawn from the situation.

Another issue for senior executives is that as they get further up the organisation there are fewer people they can talk to about the critical challenges that they have to deal with in the organisation. A coach can be a great support in these situations.

Executive Coaching To Unlock Creativity And Leadership Potential.

A good coach helps the coachee to unlock their potential.

We often operate within self-imposed boundaries. We stay in the comfort zone because it is a way to protect ourselves from our fears. Fears come in many forms – fear of failure, fear of success, fear of taking risks or fear of change.

Fear also manifests itself in different guises; procrastination, self sabotage, frustration and conflict with others are just a few. Often we have learned coping strategies over time to deal with our fear and these become habits or patterns.

However, it is only by going beyond fear that we will grow as individuals, learn, and be able to fulfil our potential and also lead others through change and innovation.

A good coach can provide a safe and supportive environment to explore such issues. In this environment the coachee can learn how fear is holding them back. The coachee can develop as an individual, move beyond their comfort zone and become all that they aspire to be.

The coach can work as a catalyst to help the coachee become more self-aware, and to understand that she has more choices available to her. In order to do this the coach needs to understand the issues that the coachee is facing and help her think creatively to identify possible solutions.

Executive Coaching: Business Benefits

  • Improved business performance
  • Increased productivity
  • More effective relationships within the organisation

Why Choose Anatellô for Executive Coaching?

  • All Anatellô’s coaches are professionally qualified.
  • Our coaches have a background in business and also are experts in the fields of organisational change and innovation. They have experience of coaching people facing a wide variety of organisational challenges.

This means that our coaches are able to understand your organisational context, they have professional credibility in front of your senior team and can help you improve business performance through coaching.

A sample of the work we do in coaching interventions is outlined below:-

Executive Coaching

  • Clients work on a variety of different issues which may include:-
    • support while leading a major innovation or change initiative
    • transitioning to a more demanding role
    • developing their leadership style

Developing A Coaching Culture

  • Many organisations that succeed in innovation have developed a coaching culture in their organisation.  The tools and techniques of coaching are used unselfconsciously and enthusiastically by team members.
    • The organisation can learn rapidly
    • Relationships can strengthen

Business Performance Coaching

  • Running a business often means being totally immersed in all aspects of it. However, this means that there is rarely a chance to stand back and evaluate situations.
  • A business performance coach can work on both business and personal issues.
    • Ensure that you are aware of future options for growth.
    • Discuss strategic options.
    • Assess personal impact and leadership style.

Executive Coaching For  Women

  • Women often face many similar issues as men. However they may have fewer resources available to them within the organisation. They may find that it is harder to be included in informal networks. They may have issues about their impact and style but also find that there are few relevant role models around at their level or more importantly more senior to them.

Coaching Skills Training.

  • Coaching skills training enables managers to learn tools and techniques that will enable them to flex their approach when it comes to managing.
  • Managing innovation presents a particular challenge to organisations. Teams need to deal with uncertainty and continuously solve problems. The likelihood of success increases if the team are well supported by a manager who can coach them.
  • The manager with coaching skills will be able to help his team come up with creative solutions. In particular to:-
    • explore the barriers to high levels of innovation performance
    • enable team members to explore their attitude to risk and uncertainty.

Coaching For Top Teams

  • A programme that helps top teams to examine the way they work together and to work towards being a high performing team where every relationship is working well.