The Right Candidate
For Executive Coaching
Some companies provide coaching initiatives for new employees, employees taking new positions and high-potential employees, or those who need to improve their capabilities to succeed at the next level. Most coaching engagements are intended to help managers make progress on specific developmental goals. Coaching engagements usually last from three to 18 months.
A good coach helps you develop clarity of purpose and focus on action. With a coach, you work on making specific behavioral changes, leverage your strengths to become more effective in your work and identify and address development needs.
Working with a coach helps you to
- Lead during times of uncertainty and change;
- Reflect on your values, goals and effectiveness;
- Develop, articulate and sell a new vision for your organization;
- Deepen awareness of strengths and weaknesses;
- Identify the barriers and bridges to enhanced performance;
- Become adept at articulating ideas, influencing others and understanding organization politics;
- Manage across geographic, cultural or demographic boundaries;
- Broaden your experience and capacity to take on an executive position;
- Receive support as you navigate these unprecedented challenges; and
- Increase your resilience.
LDI’s coaching staff consists of highly trained and experienced coaches with diverse business and academic backgrounds. They have undergone a rigorous selection, training and quality control process. They are seasoned professionals with strong business acumen, exceptional interpersonal skills, a commitment to confidentiality and expertise in 360-degree feedback, leadership effectiveness and organizational dynamics. They hold advanced degrees and have extensive industry expertise and real-world work experience. All LDI coaches work closely and collaboratively with individual leaders and within organizational structures.
Choosing the Right Executive Coach
In choosing a coach, you will need to consider a variety of factors. Not only will you want to consider the coach’s educational and professional background, but it’s also critically important that your coach be someone with whom you feel comfortable working in a close relationship. When you are considering establishing an executive coaching relationship, we will talk to you about your goals for coaching, learn a little about your career history and recommend two or three coaches that we believe might be a good “fit” for you. It is often possible to have brief conversations with up to three potential coaches before you make your final choice.
On Executive Coaching
If you’d like to learn more about our coaching program, please feel free to call us (800-753-0444) and ask to speak with someone who can answer your questions about coaching, or email Maggie Dunn, Coaching Talent Lead at the Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute.