Business Training Works’ executive coaching program can help you identify and develop the skills you need to accelerate your performance and take your career to the next level.
Our engagements begin with a three-prong assessment. We want to learn what you know about leading others, how you are perceived by your coworkers and subordinates, and where you would like to be at the end of our time together.
Depending on your objectives, we may use one or more tools to gather additional information: a leadership knowledge assessment, a 360-degree feedback tool, a communication styles assessment, and/or a goals questionnaire.
Once we know where you are, we will work with you to map out a development plan.
When the plan is in place, we will schedule periodic phone calls or video conferences with you to work through the process and review your progress.
These sessions will last about an hour. You may also contact your coach with quick questions between calls if needed.
At the end of the program, you should have the groundwork in place to take your next step and sustain lasting change.
Why do organizations hire a coach?
There are several reasons organizations turn to executive coaching for their people:
What types of skills do people typically wish to improve?
Everyone’s strengths and needs are different, and no two people follow an identical path. Most coaching programs, however, include some common themes:
Who is a good candidate for coaching?
Coaching works when the executive commits to the process. If you have developmental goals, a desire to change, and are willing to do the work, executive coaching can be life changing. On the other hand, if you simply want to be somewhere other than where you are without making the investment, this process may not deliver what you expect.
Is coaching fun?
Coaching can be fun, but it can also be uncomfortable. During our time together, your coach may ask you some hard questions to help you stretch and grow. If you only want to focus on what you do well, our program is not for you.
What if I don’t feel comfortable with my coach?
For this process to work, trust must exist.
Before we enter into a coaching agreement, we schedule what we refer to as a fit discussion. This is your opportunity to interview a potential coach or multiple coaches. If you are not comfortable for whatever reason, you may choose someone else.
Will my coach tell me what to do or if I am suited for advancement? While your coach may make suggestions, he or she will not simply tell you what to do. Instead, you can expect your coach to guide you to your own conclusions. Ultimately, your answers will determine how you move forward.
Will my coach tell me what to do or if I am suited for advancement?
While your coach may make suggestions, he or she will not simply tell you what to do. Instead, you can expect your coach to guide you to your own conclusions. Ultimately, your answers will determine how you move forward.
How long does this take?
Depending on your goals, our programs can last anywhere from three months to a year. We offer both monthly sessions or weekly sessions, depending on your needs.
All fees are due in advance.
If you opt to begin your program with an in-person meeting, we will provide you with a cost estimate for travel.
Contact us for references and to schedule a discovery conversation.