"Before you can lead others, you must first know how to lead yourself."
So said a participant in a recent leadership development program. Rightly so! This insight captures the need for executive coaching. Leadership training alone is no longer enough to help executives be effective in their roles. Coaching provides a tailored, goal-driven approach to executive development designed to produce visible outcomes.
The coach and the executive discern the executive's needs through data collection of various kinds. Once strengths and development needs are identified, the coach and the executive collaborate to develop a plan of action to address developmental needs. Executive coaching can help the individual:
- Identify important personal and organizational values
- Clarify performance expectations
- Develop executive presence
- Prepare for advancement to the next level
- Develop a long range-plan for career direction
All of this is done in the context of confidentiality, unconditional support and accountability.
The business world is increasingly complex and constantly changing. Executives are required everyday to demonstrate strong leadership. Executive leadership coaching provides one-on-one feedback and support which ultimately benefits the individual and the organization.
Beverly has provided 360 Degree Assessments and/or Executive Coaching to leaders in these organizations:
- Eagle Bank
- Virginia Sustainable Building Network
- U.S. Department of Agriculture - ARS - Path to Leadership program participants
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration - FAME program participants
- U.S. Army - Executive Education UVA, Darden School of Business, Top Army Leadership
- Casey Trees
Larry has provided Executive Coaching to leaders in these organizations:
- U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Navy Federal Credit Union
- Marymount University
- Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- Virginia Conference, United Methodist Church