What is Executive Coaching?
It is a partnership in which a coach assists the client in identifying own solutions, using new thinking patterns in order to obtain higher professional performances.The coaching brings about additional features, as:
- Exploiting the entire potential and breaking inefficient action patterns
- Changing mentality, and business thinking patterns
- Improving the personal image and credibility among the managerial team
- Excellent relations with colleagues and business partners
- Methods to resist pressures and stress
- Improved decision making
- Discovering the balance among knowledge, abilities and self-confidence
- Identification of the best motivation strategies for yourself and for subordinates
A coaching program extends over 12 sessions of 60 minutes each.
Their sequence is decided according to the client’s option (1 session every week or every two weeks).
- A session devoted to client-coach or to manager–client–coach (when the program is offered by the organization itself), to define:
- The coaching program targets (the desired competence level to be achieved)
- Criteria for their assessment
- The specific responsibilities of each part (client, manager, coach)
- Five individual coaching sessions.
- A session devoted to conclusions, to progress checking and to assess the viability of the initial targets.
- Four sessions for individual coaching.
- A final session to assess the results against the set criteria (client–coach or manager–client–coach)
- Additional sessions can be scheduled, if necessary.
What is Group Coaching?
The fundamental concept is the systemic approach within the group that results in the understanding and sometimes in adjusting the functional relationships between each member and his/her colleagues.
The regular topic was the development and the necessary change, either as potential actions, or the adjustment of the attitude and conduct of each individual, in order to make the work more efficient.
During an ordinary session, most leaders devote most of their attention (and other members’ attention) to an analysis of the past and the identification of the guilty person(s), and less time is devoted to discuss the options and the identification of optimal solutions.
- Better financial results and better business indicators
- Higher efficiency for the time allotted to the activities and projects
- Open combat as a means of problem solving / unblocking
- Deeper implication and full responsibility acceptance for each team member
- Reaching the group maturity (the maximum performance level) – Developing the team spirit
- More efficient horizontal relationships between own group and other groups/teams
- Improved quality and quantity for the decisions reached at during group sessions
- Higher quality for the offered products/services
- Resource economy
- Developing abilities for leadership, responsibility delegation and time management
- A clear definition of the long-term agreements / contracts you sign with your collaborators (subordinates, clients)
- Increasing the interest for the group processes
- A better value of the personal image, by a higher quality of the offered products/services
Group coaching is developed in ordinary group sessions.
- A fist meeting is planned, for the group leader / the chief of the group leader and the coach, in order to define the expected performance targets for the coaching program
- The coach meets the group and presents the program: responsibilities, coaching frame etc.
- The group leader and the coach assess the team status-quo, based on the quantitative and qualitative results in the end of each session
- In order to be efficient, the group coaching extends over 6 to 12 months, depending of the session frequency.
- The end of the coaching program is a good opportunity for the team members, for the group leader and for the coach to formulate conclusions and assess the results
- The results are disseminated to other teams and departments