“I started working with a coach thinking I’d do it for a year and then stop. After six years, I still find value in coaching. My coach knows me, my company and the people around me. She helps me understand all aspects of my work life. She only has one agenda: my personal development and my well-being.”
Vice President of Strategic Marketing
Executive coaching is the most highly individualized form of leadership development available. Coaching is based on the understanding that in order to be maximally effective, leaders must accurately identify their strengths and weaknesses, examine the impact of their behavior on others, and regularly and intentionally reflect on their values, goals, and effectiveness. An experienced coach can help a leader do all those things. Good coaches blend an understanding of behavioral and organizational dynamics with an expertise in psychological assessment, enabling them to tailor their coaching interventions to the unique needs of their clients. The support and accountability provided by the coach ensure that the goals of the executive coaching program are translated into lasting change.
Sometimes individual executives choose to pursue coaching for themselves; other times, a manager or a human resource professional recommends coaching for them. Either way, successful executive coaching can significantly improve personal, team, and organizational performance. The specific goals that lead executives or their organizational sponsors to initiate coaching include improving interpersonal skills, managing stress, driving change, preparing for professional advancement, and preventing derailment.
LDI’s executive coaching staff consists of highly trained and experienced coaches with diverse business and academic backgrounds. They are seasoned professionals with expertise in 360-degree feedback, leadership effectiveness, and organizational dynamics. All LDI coaches have advanced degrees and are trained to work closely and collaboratively with individual leaders and within organizational structures.
For the fourth year in a row, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) ranked No. 4 overall in the 2017 Financial Times worldwide survey of executive education. CCL has earned a Top 10 ranking for 16 consecutive years and remains the only institution among 85 in the survey focused exclusively on leadership development.