So many of the coaches and consultants who attend my ICF-Approved “Facilitating ‘Real-Time’ Results for Leadership Development” virtual coaching series and my free video-conference webinars have the same need, which can be phrased in many ways:
- “How do I get true commitment to the process of coaching from super busy, already-successful, adult leaders so they can identify and then meet their own development goals?”
- “How do I get these leaders to understand that they really need a coach?”
- “How do I help them find the time to do the work?”
Building Leadership Muscles
I’ve found that the true behavior changes that leaders want to make—whether it is in working differently with one of their strengths or in gaining new skills and leadership abilities that are required in their positions—don’t stick with one-time trainings. Executive coaching needs to support these leaders with a process and program that builds their “leadership muscles” and reinforces outside-the-box thinking.
I believe the efficacy of the coaching approach to leadership development is why the coaching profession has grown by leaps and bounds and why organizations that build “coaching cultures” have achieved proven, better business results.
So what are some of the processes and methods to ensure that a coach can get commitment from a busy leader and actuate their ability for behavior change?
Here are a few highlights, that I review in my coaching series in depth (and touch upon in my free webinar):
- Ensure that the leader has a system for getting feedback, whether this has already been done in a performance review, 360 program, leadership evaluation. If not, this is something that needs to be constructed with the leader’s coach. If possible, I like to do 3-way meetings with the leader’s boss after we have established development goals and a coaching agenda. (The fundamentals for evaluating leadership skills and implementing a system for feedback are all provided for coaches in my Skill Kit for Leaders Program, which is available now for licensing.)
- Work the initial “contracting” session with the leader with depth and true partnering to establish a coaching agenda which outlines how the leader will engage in realistic goal-setting and how he or she will evaluate progress and hold him- or herself accountable (with the coach’s help, of course).
- Give the leader the practical steps and resources (as provided in my Skill Kit for Leaders Program) necessary to reinforce and support your coaching sessions and that the leader needs to envision his or her leadership role with greater clarity and achieve desired results.
Explore How You Can Use These Tools
Take the first step learning how you can use these tools to build coaching cultures in organizations of virtually any size or type by attending my free Webinar, Boost Your Coaching Effectiveness, on August 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm PT.
This is your opportunity to . . .
- Step into the bigger game of coaching for “real-time” results with leadership development.
- Understand proven, successful, and practical steps that build coaching cultures within organizations.
- Get an overview of the power of my Skill Kit for Leaders program and my Facilitating “Real Time” Results Coach Training Series (5 ICF CCEUs) and how both can support your coaching work.
Those who attend in person will receive:
- Your choice of one complete Resource unit from my Skill Kit for Leaders Program(SKL).
- Price reduction on your personal co-branded SKL program.
- A copy of the published white paper on my program that doubled productivity for leaders at the US Department of Labor.
Register and if you can’t attend in person, you can access a recording of the session after the fact.
Registration is limited to first 25 people who sign up!