What an Executive Coach Can Do For You


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This booklet will answer the questions you might have about working with an executive coach.

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What an Executive Coach Can Do For You

  1. 1. What ExecutiveCoaching Can DoFor YouThis booklet will answerthe questions you mighthave about working withan executive coach. MASTERFUL COACHING Growing Leaders, Growing Companies
  2. 2. Executive coaching is about What is creating an Impossible Future for yourself and your business, one that represents winning. executive We have found that executive coaching? coaching is the fastest, most powerful, most profound way to develop leaders, while at the same time impact business results. WINNINGMasterful Coaching © 2010 2
  3. 3. What will people think if Iengage an executive coach?Let’s clearup the4 Myths of MYTHSCoachingMasterful Coaching © 2010 3
  4. 4. Busting Coaching Myth 1 Coaching is for winners who want to take their leadership game to the next level, not losers. Masterful Coaching © 2010 4
  5. 5. Busting Coaching Myth 2 Coaching is about creating ‘Impossible Futures,’ not filling leadership behavior gaps. Gates, Jobs, Disney: Creating a future or filling a gap? Masterful Coaching © 2010 5
  6. 6. Busting Coaching Myth 3 Coaching is about accomplishment, not therapy. Masterful Coaching © 2010 6
  7. 7. Busting Coaching Myth 4 Jones, you have a 4 on your project Coaching is a management, a 3.2 on team work, a 2.4 on developing others, a ... day-in day-out process, not an isolated event at the annual review. Masterful Coaching © 2010 7
  8. 8. What should be the focusof the coaching?► Your Business Challenge►Your Leadership Challenge►Your Career ChallengeExtraordinary leaders develop in the processof producing extraordinary results.Masterful Coaching © 2010 8
  9. 9. What is the role of anexecutive coach?►Raises Aspirations & Motivation►Trusted Confidant on Leadership & Business Concerns►Thinking Partner & Sounding Board►Political Mentor — Navigating the Political Chessboard►Nudge — Management By Follow UpMasterful Coaching © 2010 9
  10. 10. Am I a good candidate forexecutive coaching? YOU HAVE...►An organizational ambition►A big personal ambition in service of the organizational ambition►A high level of intensity around making something happen… you may even be fanatical.►A basic attitude of learning, curiosity and humility.Masterful Coaching © 2010 10
  11. 11. How do I choose a coach? Ask yourself... Does the coach strike me as possessing the leadership coaching/ mentoring qualities I admire? Does the coach have a proven track record of extraordinary business results? Does the coach have the ability to transform human attitudes and behavior? Choosing an executive coach should Do we have good chemistry? not be like a throw of the dice. Masterful Coaching © 2010 11
  12. 12. How do I make sure that the coaching relationship works? The Coach’s 100 Percent The Coachee’s 100 Percent  Makes your goals and intentions their  Has something at stake, for example, an goals and intentions extraordinary future  Provides straightforward, honest  Puts aside the “do it myself” syndrome feedback and agrees to be coached for a while  Focuses on “what’s missing that can  Listens to what the coach says as if it make a difference” rather than “what’s were gold wrong”  Keeps commitments once they are  Holds you accountable for your word made For an extraordinary coaching relationship, you and your coach must have something at stake and each bring a 100% commitment to your work togetherMasterful Coaching © 2010 12
  13. 13. What should I expect to work on with the coach? Design an Impossible Future for you and your organization Create a “Source Document” that assesses the situation & how to impact it Implementing goals:What’s happened? What’s missing? What’s next? The Coach Works Together With You To... Come up with a strategy and winning game plan for the business Design a leadership roadmap,how you will develop to achieve your Impossible Future 360 leadership feedback based on interviews of key people who work around you Masterful Coaching © 2007 9
  14. 14. How long should I have an executivecoach and how often should we meet?To impact leadership and development, as well as produce extraordinarybusiness results, takes a minimum of one year.► Meet monthly and speak weekly to stay in the same universe► Get the coaching on the calendar► Coaching happens in conversations and is led by the most pressing issues you have on your mind A great executive coach has no other agenda then to help you to be successful.Masterful Coaching © 2010 13
  15. 15. MASTERFUL COACHING+1 617-739-3300www.MasterfulCoaching.comwww.RobertHargrove.comwww.MyFirst100Days.net Robert Hargrove Masterful Coaching FounderMasterful Coaching © 2010 14