EXECUTIVE & LEADERSHIP COACHING
What could you accomplish if you had a partner whose sole purpose was to help you succeed?
You’re already good at what you do. Excellent, in fact. But you want to take it up a notch. You want to be a respected leader, not just a manager. You want your employees to be happy, productive and loyal.
And quite frankly, you also just want to see your family at night. Sit down for a meal with them, preferably before the kids go to bed.
Is this even possible? Of course! (Although we didn’t say it would be easy.)
What is a coach going to do for me?
We spend approximately a third of our lives (not just our waking hours!) at work. While coaching can bring you from a rough patch to smoother sailing, it can also lead you from good to great.
Popular topics covered in executive coaching are
- decreasing stress while increasing confidence and influence
- negotiating office politics
- gaining the recognition you have earned
- gracefully managing your work and life
- procuring a raise, more budget or responsibility (aka. career advancement)
- managing your boss (but don’t tell her we said that!), peers or employees with confidence
- identifying and setting larger professional goals
- navigating the U.S. corporate culture, if you’re a foreigner
What are employees saying about the need for coaching? Business Insider reported that the Millennium Generation values mentoring over a bonus!
Coaching takes a commitment from you, but the results are clear. And you like results. But don’t just take our word for it. Paul Michelman, editor of Harvard Management Update, explores the advantages of executive coaching in “What an Executive Coach Can Do for You.”
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I think I want an executive coach, but where do I start?
When you speak with Danielle for the first time you will discuss your current work “world” – office culture, your strengths, development opportunities, challenges, and goals. You may already know exactly what you want to accomplish — like how to manage a “killer” peer or exert more influence over key decisions — or you may not have clarity on what you want, just knowing you want something different.
From this initial conversation we will create goals for our coaching relationship. Then you will set meeting times and determine if your sessions will be on the phone or online via Skype.
Every meeting thereafter will be focused by these goals, with flexibility to discuss immediate issues as they come up. (“Help! Management just let me know they may cancel my big project!”)
At the end of each coaching session you will leave with “homework.” You have to take action to see results, after all.
Pretty soon you will notice your world is changing for the better. Executive coaching generally encompasses leadership development, but the reality is work is not the only thing going on in our life. So we may also discuss themes like life-work balance and stress management.
But the direction and goals are set by you, what you want to improve.
After coaching you may find you:
- see personal hurdles and opportunities from a new perspective
- improve your at-work performance
- enhance your leadership strength
- find more fulfillment on and off the professional track.
Organizations who partner with The Leading Vision on coaching also gain
- more empowered associates
- heightened engagement leading to higher productivity
- associates who feel cared for, with increased attention on their career development
- better leaders.
Do I care if my coach is certified?
A certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF) ensures that your coach has a deep knowledge of the coaching process, ethics, and tools. She has completed rigorous coursework at an ICF-accredited coaching institution and has met demanding application requirements, including hundreds of hours of actual coaching.
Danielle Johnson Crowley is an ICF-certified Associate Certified Coach in addition to being certified through Newfield Network (one of the top coaching programs).
Tell me more about Danielle.
Your coach is Danielle Johnson Crowley. Armed with an MBA from Cornell, she has not only survived but thrived through over a decade of mergers in a Fortune 25 company. She quickly advanced to leadership positions, culminating in management of hundreds of employees worldwide.
Then she realized that the part of leadership that she loved the most was coaching, mentoring, motivating, and downright inspiring others. And people told her how much she had changed their lives. So she formally dove into coaching, earning her certification from the nationally recognized coach accreditor, the International Coach Federation.
Now Danielle has successfully coached employees of Wells Fargo, Northrup Grumman, Bloomberg, Capital One, Boston Consulting Group, National Health Institutes (NIH), and Thomson Reuters, among other large and small organizations.Contact Danielle Now
I just need one hour of confidential career advice…
You are not alone! If you feel you just want a trusted advisor to help you through the immediate issue at hand, then an hour may be all you need. Common topics for career advice are
- career counseling
- interview techniques and practice
- asking and negotiating for a raise
- how to deal with a bad boss (okay, you might phrase it “how to get my boss fired”, but we’ll overlook that)
- career change
- how to write a great resume
- time management
- How can I handle “this” situation at work?