Coaching for the Executive assists the Executive in developing and/or refining leadership skills, enhances overall effectiveness, clarifies priorities, polishes professional image, assists with succession planning, improves conflict resolution skills, and develops motivating techniques. Critical to any executive is the work/home balance. Executive coaching evaluates the executive within the context of his/her overall life. Balance and perspective are keys to success. Executive coaching can be tailored to meet the needs of the executive, but often involves an in-person meeting with the executive, ongoing and scheduled phone contacts, phone calls or in-person meetings with key individuals from the organization and email support.
Professional Coaching assists the Manager with mentoring direct reports, negotiating with colleagues, refining conflict resolution skills, understanding career transitions, and balancing priorities. The manager makes it happen day-to-day with an eye to the future to anticipate organizational needs and ready the organization for ongoing change and growth. For managers and supervisors, organizational skills, tracking progress, eliminating road blocks, assessing others, directing staff, soliciting buy-in are critical to getting the job done. Difficulty in any area can create obstacles and sabotage professional success. Professional coaching also may be tailored toward the individual needs of the manager/supervisor, but most often involves multiple in-person meetings, typically does not involve meetings with colleagues, offers ongoing and scheduled phone contact and email support.
Personal Coaching is geared toward the individual and can target any concern that needs addressing: finding an appropriate life partner, losing weight, organizing and removing clutter. Personal Coaching works to resolve a particular struggle by defining clear goals, developing reasonable milestones, and committing to doable action steps. Personal coaching may or may not involve in-person contact, provides ongoing and regular phone contact and email support.
Mediation is an efficient approach to resolving conflict in a cost-effective manner. Written information is provided in advance from each party or their attorney; phone interviews prior to the mediation clarify written information and goals. At a minimum, a four-hour block of time is secured, with the rest of the day remaining open for flexibility. All parties meet at the same location (sometimes separate rooms) to negotiate the solution. Most often, at days-end, a signed agreement concludes the matter. If parties are represented by counsel and counsel is not present, they must be available for phone consultation or another agreement made prior to mediation.