An executive coach helps executives, managers, and other professionals achieve optimal performance within the context of their work life. Doing so depends not only on your own abilities, but also on your success in navigating the complexities of your organizational structure, team dynamics, and personal skills.
As your coach, I will work to understand your strengths, weaknesses, and goals – as well as the structure of your company. Together we'll identify barriers that may be standing in the way of your peak performance, and strategies to overcoming them successfully.
We may discuss issues of personal organization; communication within your management team and/or the team you lead; keeping focus on both short- and long-term career goals; and creating space in your schedule to achieve your best performance. Our work together will be directed by your personal situation and experiences.
Your outcomes may include:
- Increasing self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- Communicating effectively within a team
- Establishing collaboration, trust, and values with direct reports
- Clarifying individual and team roles and responsibilities
- Working with your assistant or intern to maximize your productivity
- Public speaking anxiety
- Managing your calendar and email correspondence
- Learning when and how to say no
- Stress management
To do this, we will design solutions that can be integrated into your current workflow without too much disruption. Change takes time, but by creating new habits from well thought out solutions it will happen with greater efficiency.
Communication is key in any relationship and coaching is no different. Your feedback is welcomed and necessary throughout the process.
Benefits to working with a licensed counselor as your coach:
As a LMHC, I have advanced training in understanding how and why people think and act the way they do. I can efficiently identify issues standing in the way of achieving your goals. I also have the skills to address these in an effective manner. I will teach you to understand yourself and those around you.
Differences between coaching and counseling:
Coaching and counseling both aim to help people, but they do have differences. Coaching focuses on specific goals for current problems. My role as your coach is to hold you accountable, motivate you, and introduce structure and skills into your life. Coaching addresses a wide range of issues that can hold you back from your top performance. Counseling has less pressure to achieve time-specific goals and allows for a journey into your life - past, present, and future. My role as a counselor is to reflect and guide you in self-discovery. Counseling addresses deeper emotional issues, links them to current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and allows for healing through exploration.