South Africa is a nation of sports lovers. We know that nobody with any sense will get involved in serious sport without a coach. Yet most business leaders embark on or endeavour to thrive in the corporate race without a coach. This is odd. In sports, the rules virtually never change, the competitors are well identified and the times to perform are properly set; while in business, the rules are most shifty, the competitors spring from anywhere and most often at unexpected times.
There is a common perception in our country that coaching is remedial, for people in trouble. Fortunately, the reality could not be more different: executive coaching is for good performers who aspire to become corporate athletes or those who want to remain achievers and keep growing. The purpose of executive coaching is to help leaders push their own boundaries to the benefit of their career and the advantage of their organisation.
The core of executive coaching consists in one-on-one coaching sessions, which are intensive and personalised. The initial phase is an in-depth evaluation of your needs and wants. This is followed by clear goals setting (what you expect to achieve through executive coaching). Goals must be stretching but achievable, measurable and relevant. During the sessions, intense listening and creative questioning aim at helping you find a response to your own challenges. Each coachee is unique and the programme is tailored to the specific needs – just like in sport.
Whether you want to give your career a serious boost, grow your own enterprise beyond your maddest dreams, elegantly quit the job you hate or merely survive a promotion, executive coaching is for you. Why not experience it and call for a free evaluation and preliminary coaching session?
www.coachingexecutives.co.za – firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrice Lasserre – 082-552 1302 – 012-348 1987