Executive coaching is used in working with executives and other professionals in order to assist them with the challenges they meet in their professional life.
We could say that executive coaching is focused in developing leadership and soft skills needed in professional lives.
Being a leader means thinking differently than the crowd. It means also changing the thinking from an employee to executive perspective. With each professional integrity (“walk the talk”) extremely important. Also needed are strategic thinking skills, vision, communication and empathy.
Leading people seems much easier than it really is. In literature we often read that leadership is a verb not a noun, doing not being.
In executive coaching we assist our clients in assessing different professional situations and relationships, their own limiting and supporting believes as well as their values and roles (identities), which they assume on different occasions.
Despite executive coaching deals with professional situations many of our clients tell us, that it contributes positively to other aspects of their lives and enhances a general well-being. This makes perfect sense, as people are not two divided half but an one unity, which functions best when in balance.
Stressing the importance of the rational part of ourselves can diminish our empathy for the “soft” problems in the organisations. This leads to executives rather solving business problems than human issues. Which at the end often leads to a decrease in productivity as well as personnel engagement. With executive coaching we address the reasons for this behavior and find ways how to adopt our behavior respectively. We help executives understand themselves better as we first need to manage ourselves if we are to lead others.
INSPIRIS helps clients in the transition from employee to manager, from mentoree to mentor and from coachee to coach.
Some challenges that professionals can face in their professional lives.
- being a leader
- setting realistic expectations to ourselves and others
- time management
- different challenges that we face as female/male professionals
- making your ideas understandable for others
- beginners in management
- Baby-boomers, gen X, Y, Z etc… and different value sets and leadership styles.
We help the client identify their challenges, set goals and guide them through the process.
In the case of first time managers, it is useful to first train the clients on leadership.