From the perspective of the professional coach, coaching executive leaders is different than most other coaching situations. With executives, you are not only a facilitator of their inner process of discovery, as is true with any other professional coaching process: you are also their disorienting partner, provoking them into new ways of thinking. You are their thinking partner, sharing models, frameworks, concepts and ideas that inform them and expand their repertoire of ideas. You’re their truth-teller, giving them feedback that no one else will, reminding them of what they are committed to even as they want to run away. Finally, you are their mentor: teaching them about and guiding them through the nuances of enterprise and leadership agility.
In this session, you will learn—through presentation, demo and practice—the basics of executive coaching, how it’s different than other types of coaching, and the specific ways executive coaching can help senior leaders become transformational agile leaders. Learning Outcomes:
- You will understand how coaching executive leaders is not like other kinds of coaching you may be doing
- You will have a couple of feathers in your quiver in terms of working with executives.
- This session is particularly targeted to the enterprise coach who is looking for ways to more effectively approach executive leaders.