There are three critical components to a successful coaching relationship:
- Trust between the coach and the leader.
- A willingness by the leader to be open to hear feedback and experiment with different ways of leading.
- A clear plan for the coaching with mutually agreed goals and measurements to know when they have been reached.
Our approach is to initially build trust by ensuring there is a good connection between the coach and the leader. Following this, develop a robust coaching plan.
Each coaching arrangement will vary depending on the situation and business context. A range of solutions will be developed accelerate the goals of the coaching plan. This may include any or all of the following:
- One-to-one coaching in person, via video conferencing, telephone or even email or text message.
- Observing a leader at work.
- Face to Face 360 feedback – not your standard 360, but a customized qualitative and quantitative view taking into consideration personal areas of focus and the business context.
What will you gain from a successful coaching relationship?
- An independent view on how you are showing up as a leader, (the good, the parts we know but try to hide, and maybe a few surprises along the way)
- A mirror will be held up for you to look in and see how you are impacting those around you.
- You will hear what you need to hear, not always what you want to hear.
Successful strategies to improve your personal effectiveness.