Top management is often a lonely position with heavy responsibilities for business results. The leader does not always seem able to find the time to stop and think about the broader priorities. The complexity of the system and the amount of detail involved requires clear-headed, high-quality thinking.
In a leadership position one has to bear responsibility and worries alone, and concerns cannot always be shared with others. One’s own dreams and ambitious plans do not always fit into the shared agenda either. Moreover, a tradition of sharing one’s own insecurities may not necessarily be prevalent. In addition, colleagues do not always dare to challenge and to offer honest feedback to fuel one’s personal development.
Executive coaching is a challenging and supporting process of development for experienced managers. The goals for an inspiring individual process are defined on the basis of the businesses goals and the leader's own development goals. Coaching provides an opportunity to share and reflect upon one’s own thoughts freely and to be challenged on issues one cannot see or admit.
Coaching sessions address issues beyond the mundane, advancing well into the realm of thinking patterns, beliefs and attitudes, all of which have a significant impact on the management style adopted, and ultimately upon business results. A typical process takes 4-6 months. In order to maximise the impact of this executive coaching, a follow-up session is provided approximately 3 months after the end of the initial process.