Roger Federer. Michael Jordan. Annika Sorenstam. Peyton Manning. Each are among the greatest EVER in their game, and each has leaned heavily on a relationship with a coach. Successful individuals surround themselves with people who can help them achieve their goals. Mentors, teachers, parents and counselors have historically been instructing us in the art of living and working.
Today, Executive Coaches are helping people fine-tune their skills, both personally and professionally.
Between 50 and 70 percent of executives fail within the first 18 months of being placed in an executive role, whether they are promoted from within or hired from outside the organization, according to research from the Corporate Executive Board.
Because it is often lonely at the top, many executives feel restrained and isolated and are rightly concerned about sharing their issues in-house for fear they will not remain private. They may be tired of the pressure, the numbers game, the maneuverings or the public relations facade. They may have been subtlety told their management or leadership skills need improving. Or, they are looking to forge new opportunities for themselves. There is no doubt that for these individuals the stakes are high. At the same time, there is an increasing need stop thinking about their concerns and start doing something. Executive Coaching offers an opportunity to explore your options, test out ideas, gain clarity, renew your passions, utilize your strengths and enhance your skills and ultimately increase your income. You become refreshed and are seen as more effective.
We know that no one gets to the top alone, which is why Don offers executive coaching programs to help you accelerate learning, improve critical thinking skills, increase self-awareness and get the results you need. Motivated individuals recognize that it makes more sense to tap into experience when you need it! Don can give you the support you need to develop your talents and Accelerate Your Success.
Individual and Company Sponsored Executive Coaching
Don Yaeger offers two options for coaching relationships – one that is established through your company and a second that is arranged on an individual basis. They both follow a similar process, with the exception that in company sponsored coaching, sponsor meetings are scheduled after every fourth meeting. At this meeting, the sponsor is advised on the client’s progress, while respecting coach/client confidentiality, but ensuring that the company’s goals are taken into account.
Don and the client initially meet to have an open discussion on the desired outcome for Executive Coaching. It is recommended that the client initially take an assessment– preferred is the 360 Degree Feedback process in which employees receive confidential, anonymous feedback from the people who work around them. This is used to identify strengths, opportunities, management style, etc.
The coach and client meet once a month for a period of one year. Coaching is conducted on a one-to-one basis, in person for the initial meeting, and then over the telephone. Coaching is completely confidential, giving the client an opportunity to share personal concerns while gaining an outside perspective.
Forward-looking organizations and individuals are using executive coaches for one reason, it works!