What is Executive Coaching?

Executive coaching is a professional, strategic, practical, and confidential partnership designed to make strong leaders stronger. It is a professional and practical process focused on growth, goals, optimization, results and accountability. It is leader-driven and action-oriented.

Executive coaching engagements are customized according to specific leader and his/her institutional context, goals and priorities. In general terms, Executive Coaching:

  • Cultivates a leader’s growth and self-awareness;
  • Identifies, integrates and leverages a leader’s strengths;
  • Develops and deepens competencies where needed;
  • Optimizes leader performance for his/her particular context;
  • Attends to the overall well-being and sustainability of a leader for the long run;
  • Strengthens the executive team; and
  • Positions the institution to successfully execute its initiatives.

Executive coaching is for the best of the best. Executive coaching is an invaluable investment in institutional vitality and well-being as much as it is an investment in the leader.

  • If you are new to a presidency or senior role and/or new to an institution, the value of an executive coach can be immeasurable in assisting with your integration into the role and the institution.
  • If you are a mid-career executive, executive coaching can help you to adapt, optimize and sustain you and your leadership for the long run.
  • If you are in the fall or winter season of your executive career, executive coaching can help you finish strong, consider succession implications, and develop and execute a transition plan.