The Executive Coaching Process
Each executive will receive his or her own individualized coaching program. There is not an “off-the-shelf” approach. Each program is designed based on the individual’s personal needs and the objectives of the organization. The coaching program fully adheres to the guidelines expressed by The Executive Coaching Forum.
The following elements form part of the executive coaching process:
Executive coaching is a process driven by specific goals agreed upon by all members of the coaching partnership. The coaching partnership consists of the executive, his/her manager, a representative from Human Resources and the coach. Other members can be includes if so desired.
The coaching partnership must consider up-front how the confidentiality of the information gathered during the coaching process will be managed. The executive and other members of the partnership must be able to open up and share information with the coach without any concerns that this information will be passed on inappropriately or without their approval.
It is essential for the success of the process that the coaching partnership provides basic information about the executive and the organization. Furthermore it is important for the partnership to agree on the appropriate coaching goals for the executive; to provide ongoing feedback to the executive and the coach on the executive‘s progress towards his goals; and to support the executive’s efforts to achieve his goals.
360 interviews (optional)
It may be necessary to include other members of the organization to obtain additional information and/or confirm the executive’s strengths and weaknesses. The information from those interviews will be provided in writing to all members of the coaching partnership.
Development Action Plan
Based on the situational analysis, input from the coaching partnership and the outcome of the assessment process, a Development Action Plan will be created. This plan will be reviewed and agreed upon by the coaching partnership.