Executive coaching isn’t some newfangled term and it isn’t just marketing speak. It’s a very real business tool and it’s changing more companies from the inside out than you might think.
Advantaged Leadership listens and asks the right questions enabling you to increase self awareness, clarify priorities and execute plans with excellence.
Today, as many as 30% of top executives in leading companies from around the world receive some level of executive coaching, up from 19% in 2008. Likewise senior managers are also embracing these services at similar rates. In fact, the International Coaching Federation, the largest professional body of its kind, estimates its global membership includes 17,000 coaches in 90 countries, while the global total of all coaches is significantly higher. By some measures professional coaching — and by extension executive coaching — is one of the world’s fastest growing industries. This is not surprising given the unrelenting pressures of global competitiveness.
These numbers indicate a powerful and highly productive mutual partnership. An alliance where executive coaches are delivering significant ROI and companies who employ their services are successfully transforming their business models and corporate cultures to become more competitive. This is especially true as the business landscape surrounding them is buffeted by quantum changes and the search to harness untapped potential grows fierce.
The Advantaged Leadership Value
The term “executive coach” necessarily includes the word “coach” because that’s what we do. We coach. Coaches “give instruction or advice.” We don’t provide obvious answers and we certainly don’t do the hard work for you. Like professional sporting coaches, we support you in identifying keen sideline insights and provide pathways to personal enlightenment and professional success. We’re focused on supporting you to take strong offensive action by facilitating corporate chemistry and cohesiveness to drive quarterly profits and incremental revenue growth. Winning on the field is no different than winning in life; it’s all about people working together, building highly productive relationships to drive positive outcomes.
Specifically, executive coaches seek to establish a mutual relationship, which supports our clients to:
- Build new competencies, increase performance, and leverage their authenticity, creating openness in a “safe,” supportive environment.
- Improve personal effectiveness through discovery of new insights and self-awareness. Shakespeare Translation: “To thine own self be true.”
- Identify priorities, clarify choices, and leverage strengths. In football speak: Map out their gridiron game plan.
- Develop plans and take action to accomplish goals, providing greater satisfaction in their business and personal life. Nike Translation: “Just Do It!”
Through a relationship based on integrity, trust, and confidentiality, Advantaged Leadership supports our clients in maximizing their potential.
Advantaged Leadership provides an opportunity for executives to see their people and their collective potential in a different light. With the appropriate strategic investment in human potential, you can expect a significant return on investment, measured in improved top / bottom line results, productivity and organizational health.
While dreaming big never hurts, thinking big and acting bigger, are what count the most.