What is Executive Coaching?
Executive Coaching is a question-oriented approach to professional and personal development of managers that aims to create awareness and activities based on it and facilitate learning and growth. Its focus is on increasing people’s efficiency by helping them develop and maintain new attitudes, perspectives, skills and behaviors.
An executive executive coach is a self-employed person who works with individuals (usually managers, but often with potential employees in managerial positions) to help them increase their self-awareness, clarify their goals, and so on. Achieve your personal development plans, discover your potential, and act as an influential member of the company.
They are not counselors or therapists and usually refuse to provide advice or direct solutions to their clients’ problems. Instead, with the skill they have, they ask questions and examine issues that a CEO can find to solve their problems.
What do executive coaches do?
Executive coaches hold secret and supportive meetings for their clients. They ask questions with skill and delicacy, challenge looking at a particular topic, contribute to greater clarity and clarity, and sometimes provide limited advice if the client is satisfied. .
Executive coaches, if necessary, also conduct specific tests and assessments, such as personality assessments, 360-degree assessments, and exclusive interviews to help their clients become more self-aware.
What does executive coaching include?
- Provide feedback
- Identify opportunities for improvement
- Creating awareness
- Facilitate solutions by asking questions
- Targeting and creating work plans
- Facilitate learning
- Support and encourage people to improve in the long run
- Monitor progress and keep people accountable
What does executive coaching not include?
- Provide advice and counseling
- Correcting mistakes for people directly
- Managing people’s performance directly
- Correcting behavioral problems directly
Benefits of executive coaching :
- Improving efficiency and increasing efficiency
- Improving moral character
- Reduce backwardness in the career path
- Help discover talents
- increasing the self confidence
- Create new skills
- Increase the chances of achieving goals
A typical coaching course for managers may take about 6 months, but depending on the circumstances, it can vary from 3 to 12 months. The bigger the issues facing a manager or a candidate for management, the longer coaching will last.
In most cases, executives’ coaching coaches are invited to organizations to have coaching sessions with the following people:
- Managers who need support to be able to achieve higher levels of management or to adapt to the levels of management that have just entered.
- Managers who are valuable to the organization but have fundamental issues and problems about their performance
- Managers who have recently been hired by the organization and need to immediately adapt to the organization and their peers.
- Senior managers who are challenged in their meetings with managers and need to facilitate meetings
- A group of managers who, with the decision of senior managers, must participate in meetings to increase efficiency and effectiveness as a group.
The steps of coaching:
- Preliminary evaluations (360 degrees, etc.)
- Holding coaching meetings and professional and personal development of managers
- Measure the results
The confidentiality of coaching sessions and the information exchanged between the coach and the authorities is the most important part of coaching sessions.
What is provided by the executive coaching:
Coach is responsible to the authorities, his manager, and sometimes the organization’s human resources manager. None of the information exchanged during the coaching meetings between Coach and the authorities will be provided to his manager and the director of human resources of the organization without the permission of the authorities. However, in some cases, if the coach deems it appropriate and relies on the ICF’s ethical principles, he or she may hold facilitation meetings with the coordination of the authorities between him or her and the director or other managers.
The support of senior executives is vital, and support for clients will continue until satisfactory results are achieved through migration.
Who hires executive Coaches:
Companies are hiring executive coaches who need to clarify or resolve some issues related to their current or future executives. Today, most companies recognize coaching executives as a way to invest in senior executives and people with high managerial potential. In companies, the presence of nomads is no longer a secret but a symbol of leadership.
While the organization’s senior executives (such as CEOs) traditionally hire migrant managers, it is common for companies (most of their human resources departments) to use coaching services as part of a human development program. Has been.
Young managers, in particular, face many challenges at the beginning of their management period that they did not even think about, and helping managers or people who are candidates for management in the company means helping to develop human resources and increase the company’s profitability. In addition, coaching is used to correct behavioral problems and help individuals resolve interpersonal disputes.
When should individuals or companies not hire Executive Coaches:
- People have no idea that they need a coach or that a coach can be useful to them. People also do not believe that they need more self-awareness and that they need to make changes.
- They seek management advice and counseling.
- If they want to keep managers in the organization, they are practically leaving the organization.
- They are not able to pay for the employment of trained and reputable nomads.
- Senior executives assume their organization is independent of the coaching process and only want to outsource it as a project.
Where to find a coach for executive coach:
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the only reputable international body that provides training, evaluation and certification to coaches, both directly and through its official representatives in various countries. It has a very strict process of validating and evaluating courses held by its national representatives, and the nomads who are trained under this institution go through a difficult, long, academic and pragmatic process. In Iran, the Institute of Persian Language Coaching (FCA) is licensed by the ICF, and coaches trained at the institute can provide coaching services both in Iran and in other countries.