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Why have an Executive Coach?

What we do.

While there was a time when having an executive coach was viewed as a negative, those days are long gone.

Today, having a coach means that your organization sees value in you and wants you to become all you can be. Much of our coaching practice is focused on helping leaders make the transition to more senior roles.

Executive coaches play four roles:

First, a coach is a professional development expert in a specific discipline, such as leadership development, performance management or emotional intelligence, who provides guidance and insight.

Second, a coach is a partner who challenges your thinking as a leader.

Third, a coach is a confidant and trusted advisor.

Fourth, a coach is an objective outside resource.

We find that as coaching engagements progress, the roles tend to shift some, but very often, we’ll play all four of these roles at one time or another for a client.

Examples of the events that prompt the desire for a coach include:

A significant new challenge. Perhaps your organization’s VP of Sales for the past 10 years has been named President and COO with a shot at CEO if all goes well. Providing some support during the transition can make all the difference.

Identification as a High Potential. High Potentials often have an edge to two that needs smoothing if they are to succeed, and they also need to begin to develop some competencies that may not yet have been tested but will become important in the near future.

Moving to a new organization with a different culture. Often an executive coach with knowledge of corporate cultures can help make that transition a success.

Promotion to a leadership role. It’s probably the toughest transition anyone makes, but some coaching support at the right time can dramatically increase chances for success.

New team, new leadership, or new direction. Depending on circumstances all these can be tough, and coaching support can smooth things out.

Every coaching engagement is different, and since each requires good coach-learner chemistry, we offer a no obligation intake interview. At the end of the initial 1-2 hour meeting, if either party feels it’s just not the right combination, or isn’t confident about moving forward, no professional fees are due.

If you’ve been thinking it might be time to bring in an executive coach, either for yourself, or for someone else in your organization, let’s talk.

What are clients are saying

“You proved to be an excellent coach, helping me to achieve both personal and business results. With Dannie as my executive coach, I have extensively changed my leadership approach. I now see myself more objectively. In the past, a distorted self-image prevented me from identifying areas that warranted improvement a major stumbling block in my leadership growth and development. Dannie quickly uncovered the problem and provided the tools I need to understand how others perceive me. With my newly honed skills, I can adjust my actions and modify my behaviors for increasingly positive results. If it weren’t for Dannie, I’d still be dreaming about what my coaching practice could look like. I found you to be tenacious, focused and supportive but also willing to challenge me on my methods. As a result, I was able to achieve almost a 100% increase in profits for our company this year versus last." You are the “Deal of the Century.”

C. Watkins

Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC