We’re often asked, “What’s the difference between the role of a consultant, coach and executive coach?” While some of the roles may overlap, there are unique differences. A significant departure between the roles is in the area of listening. The Role of Consultant Consultants are more apt to be … [Read more...] about Coaching and Listening
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As business environments have evolved and become more complex, so has the role of coaches and consultants. Consider this research from an HBR survey report: 20 years ago most companies engaged a coach to help fix toxic behavior at the top, and 10 years ago most companies engaged coaches to develop … [Read more...] about What is Your Favorite Part of Coaching?
As an executive coach, you’re reaching your network with lots of free content, drawing potential clients to your skills and expertise. If you’re like other successful coaches, your prime content format is an e-newsletter, one you distribute monthly via email or social media. Here is where you can … [Read more...] about The Best Coaching Newsletters
If you’ve been in the executive coaching field for very long, you’ve probably experienced a yearly pattern in your access to new opportunities. New coaching contracts certainly coincide with the hard work coaches put into marketing their services. But opportunities are also affected by factors … [Read more...] about Managing Your Peak Coaching Season
As an executive coach, you’re spending a good portion of your time growing your business. This means seeking new clients and opportunities; even veteran coaches take time to plant seeds and see if they grow into new ventures. You may have wondered the best way to market your coaching skills: … [Read more...] about 5 Best Tips to Market Your Coaching Skills
The most successful executive coaches are experienced in only a few areas, able to help managers with specific challenges. Too diverse an arsenal paints you as a generalist. Executives are looking for specialists. In our work with coaches and consultants we have found that lesser experienced coaches … [Read more...] about What’s Your Coaching Specialty?
When you entered the leadership coaching field, helping people solve their leadership problems probably seemed fairly straightforward--people are basically people. But in all honesty, did you anticipate the kinds of challenges you are facing now? Do the benefits of leadership coaching outweigh the … [Read more...] about Do the Benefits of Leadership Coaching Outweigh the Difficulties?
In spite of wide-spread coach training, most of the time managers aren't using coaching skills to grow and develop their people. Instead, many managers still believe in their role as a problem solver, cutting short conversations with employees by providing solutions, advice, and answers. Yet … [Read more...] about A Coaching Conversation Checklist for Smart Managers
Managers who effectively harness their coaching skills reap multiple benefits. Their employees are more committed, willing to put in greater effort and are less likely to leave. Coaching’s impact significantly affects people and profits within organizations committed to training managers, guiding … [Read more...] about The Need for Managing with Coaching Skills
One cannot teach a man anything. One can only enable him to learn from within himself. ~ Galileo Galilei
With so many employees being paid to think, leaders and managers should find ways to cultivate their staffs’ cerebral capabilities to boost workplace performance.
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