Our executive coaching is different from what you may be used to.
Instead of months of regular meetings, we coach leaders to strengthen their executive presence in one intensive day. (2 half days works, too.)
We coach in a way that’s something like working with say, a tennis pro. We “catch & correct” in the moment so you don’t play the whole game only to find out that if you’d have won if you’d changed your grip,
What happens in a coaching session
You’ll start recording yourself, then begin delivering some content. Your coach and your cohort spot behaviors that work for you and ones that cost you. Your coach will help you catch the behaviors that are costing you. They’ll stop you in real time, like a sports coach does. They’ll recommend a more effective, elegant skill to use, state what it is and the perception it helps create. then you re-start as your coach and your cohort continue to support you.
Group coaching accelerates learning
Group coaching works. When you watch others be coached, your mirror neurons are already teaching you what to do. There are times when another person says they’re feeling awkward with a new skill, but you see it’s improving their Executive Presence, Likewise, when you’re trying out a new skill and feel awkward, you know your group is supporting you when they tell you it’s an improvement. For the most part, our programs are for groups of 4 to 6. Three is the minimum.
Video captures transformation, and is a lasting reference
Watching the video recording of your coaching sessions, you witness yourself becoming more effective as you learn to master the skills. Your video is a personal reference to continue to grow your skills.
Walk out with 3 Key Skills and an Action Plan
At the end of the program, you and your coach identify the 1-3 key skills from all the skills you’ve learned, that will take your Executive Presence to the next level. You have an Action Plan of what and how to practice to integrate the skills so they become second nature, and how to prepare for high stress, high stakes situations. Those skills become a way to re-connect you — to anchor you — in your best self — your version of “Partner”.
From immediate results to integrated, authentic self.
Virtually all leaders we coach tell us they expect to use the learning immediately. Over time, as they get more positive results, most also experience an internal shift. They tell us they feel more confident and grounded, more authentically themselves. The new non verbal skills act like a gateway for a more solid, authentic self. They become leaders who speak up for what they believe in, who operate from principles without placating others or dogmatically pursuing a point. In our view, they’re becoming more fully differentiated leaders.