What exactly does an Executive Coach do? How is it different from a counselor or a psychologist?

Executive Coaches help their coachees to discover their true potential. The coach works from a strength-based developmental process that enhances natural attributes while helping the person working around their perceived limitations. a coach is a person who works with the client to unlock their potential. A qualified Coach is an individual who has spent considerable time and effort in developing the requisite skills to be one. They would have been certified by schools that have accreditation to global coach certification bodies, such as The International Association of Coaching (IAC), supplemented by a large numbers of hours of actual coaching experience. In an organisational context the entire coaching engagement will be conducted keeping in mind the individual and organisational needs and within the framework agreed upon by the Coach, Coachee and the sponsoring organisation. (Represented by the reporting manager of the coachee or the HR) While counseling or therapy involves working with people facing specific behavioral problems and coaching focuses on people seeking to unlock their potential in their chosen areas of operation.

How do I know if I am an eligible candidate for Executive Coaching?

Are you a talented Executive who is narrowly missing out on promotions? Could you do with some improvement in your communication & leadership skills? Do you lack the savvy to promote your ideas and thoughts despite being technically proficient? Are inexperienced Managers in your team holding back the groups’ progress? Are you experiencing a burnout and seeking an improved work-life balance? Or simple put if you have a strong desire to excel in your chosen field, then coaching is a valuable tool for you to achieve your maximum potential. At ISEC, we will work with you to accelerate your success by coaching using the cutting-edge techniques of Executive Coaching like the widely acclaimed ‘Inner Coach’ methodology, that enhance the effectiveness of individuals and teams and builds leadership.

What does an Executive Coaching session typically involve?

During the Coaching session, our coaches will help you explore your options, test out ideas, seek and gain clarity over your Life plan, including your career path and renew your passions by utilizing your strengths. All these steps will lead you to expand your horizons and help you equip yourself with the necessary skill sets. The program will refresh your thoughts and help you become more effective.

How much of time per week does it take?

The coach and coachee mutually decide the meeting location while the periodicity and duration often depends upon the goals and the timeframes agreed upon. Meetings are arranged within the client’s office when the program is sponsored by an organization. Meetings can be as frequent as twice a week or infrequent as once or twice a month. The two can discuss any number of times over telephone, depending upon each other’s availability.

Is there a finite duration for Executive coaching?

Yes, all coaching engagements are finite with a definite goal set by the coachee under guidance. When the goal is accomplished, the coaching agreement gets terminated unless the coachees decide to annul old goals and sets new ones for themselves, which is then worked upon under guidance of the Coach.

What is the reception towards Executive coaching abroad?

Research conducted by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) across the world suggests that more than two-fifths (42.6 percent) of the respondents, who worked with coaches, strongly agreed that the experience optimized their personal or team performance.

Are there different styles of coaching?

There are several styles of coaching though virtually all use the same underlying process. Coaches use tools and skills drawn from behavioral sciences, sports coaching and consulting to enhance the client’s awareness, generate SMART goals and succeed in making the client take ownership and responsibility towards achieving these goals. At ISEC we follow “INNER COACH Methodology” which has its roots in sports coaching, integrated with the IAC masteries.

What can an Executive Coach do for you?

An Executive Coach performs many roles- as a guide, confidante, sounding board and sometimes even as an advisor. However, the essence of all coaching remains to help the coachee increase their awareness levels and unlock hidden potential. The coachee often uses these interactions to generate solutions and propel themselves towards peak potential.. “Coaching is a means to providing feedback and guidance in real time,” says Brian Underhill, a senior consultant at the Alliance for Strategic Leadership (Morgan Hill, California). Coaching develops leaders in the context of their current jobs with immediate results, without removing them from their day-to-day responsibilities.

Why Do Executives Choose to Work With a Coach?

No executive reaches the heights of organizational life all alone. While it is often lonely once at the top, many people help the executive rise to that rarefied atmosphere. Almost every high-performing executive has had a mentor, a confidant or a coach to challenge them, help them ease past inevitable obstacles, act as a sounding board and be an impartial collaborator in decision-making. Here are Seven reasons executives who desire to be peak performers give for why they seek the services of an executive coach.

  • Willingness to Learn from past mistakes and grow as a Person.
  • To Develop a Career and Life Game Plan.
  • To Develop a High Degree of Self-Awareness.
  • To Deconstruct Personal Experiences and develop reflective abilities.
  • To build support systems necessary to achieving goals.
  • To Maintain Balance of Professional and Personal Goals.
  • To Identify and Overcome Personal, Internal Obstacles to Strategic Goals.