What is Coaching?
Coaching is a process in which the Coach is a strategic partner of the Client to explore goals, barriers, action steps, and accountability plans for moving forward. Coaching is client-focused and client-driven with the client choosing their priorities and action steps. The coach serves to: provide perspective, create focus, clarify intention, motivate, and build accountability through empowering the client.
Do you need a Business Coach?
This is a very high-level assessment that is purely directional,with the goal being to help you recognize the resources you might have at your disposal
Important Questions we will work on together:
Do you know where the world is headed, and how your talents and capabilities are best utilized in the emerging new world?
What is it about situations that some of your best ideas are not heard or aren’t driven to their best conclusion?
Are you open enough to flex to the needs of operational priorities and innovative ideas?
Have you established norms and expectations that drive the best results for you, your teams and your organization?
A Typical Coaching Engagement
When a VP at a major financial services firm felt “stuck” in his career, he reached out to Roopa for a discussion. In a series of in-depth sessions, Roopa and her client dived into a few models of evolution that raised a few options:
- Recognize that the skills, mindset and capabilities that brought them success and recognition yesterday, won’t fully propel them forward tomorrow
- They are brave enough to listen to insights from colleagues and direct reports without dismissing them, but trying to get to the kernel of truth hidden in those insights
- They recognize the impact they have on their people and their organizations – their attitudes and foibles provide excuses and encouragement to those around them to behave in ways that can sometimes be appalling (see an analysis of Christie’s case here)
- They respect the friends, partners and collaborators who got them to success, but understand they will need to get to a higher level of capability – new teams, better talent that gets embedded in the existing networks, etc.
- They work on their own evolution, often with a strong mentor, a sponsor, an executive coach or a trained facilitator (and, not infrequently, all of them!)