EXECUTIVE COACHING CAN FURTHER YOUR CAREER
D. Charles Williams, Ph.D.
Executive coaching is the utilization of a professional coach to build upon the effectiveness of executives or managers in a specific identified area of need by working one on one with them. It is a confidential, highly personal learning process that helps individuals move to their next level of competence bringing out the best of their talent. It begins with a clear contract, a defined purpose and specific expectations.
The purpose of coaching is to help individuals prepare for future leadership roles, to improve a managerís skills, to facilitate long-term development, to correct performance problems or to deal with difficult decisions.
Common developmental needs that warrant the use of coaching include handling conflict more effectively, developing interpersonal versatility and skills, managing a difficult employee or superior, learning to listen more effectively, building better business relationships, managing anger appropriately and delegating more effectively.