Executive Coaching for Senior Leaders
One to one executive coaching is delivered at a flexible pace depending on the requirement, and can take place face to face, on Zoom and Skype and sometimes even on the phone.
Please call us to discuss your requirements if you're looking for exceptional coaching in your organisation.
What does Exec Coaching bring to an individual?
An Executive Coach works with curiosity, and without judgement, to help leaders gain honest perspective, think differently and to explore what is really true. Often the coach is the only person in a leader’s life who can talk with ‘no skin in the game’, ask the big questions, enable deep, brave decision making and facilitate fresh thinking in leaders who haven’t previously had or made time to reflect. Setting and committing to accountability goals with a coach can leverage a big step up in performance.
Turning on the light:
These judgement-free conversations are often the catalyst in raising self-awareness to a new level. Working out our strengths and ‘watch-outs’ in a safe challenging environment with a great coach, can be one of the turn-key moments in a leadership journey. Nearly every piece of feedback that we receive, when a leader is excited about their coaching outcome, refers to new insight gained by working in such trust. Sometimes we use psychometric tools to deepen the exploration and provide data – read more about these below.
Boosting the tool-kit:
Purest versions of coaching should remain in the questions, rather than in the telling, the ‘input’ or the training. At Clearworks, we carefully walk the fine line between pure coaching at times, and filling the gaps sometimes. We realise that in the world of SME, in biotech, and often in scientific or technical areas (where cleverness, accuracy and technical smarts have been key to promotion), there can be some gaps in the leadership development journey. If a model or a book recommendation might help, we can add those in too, but only with care and never in the ‘tell’. Coaching questions and exploration win every time.
Coaching can really boost a leader’s ability to work out the idiosyncrasies of the system in which they work. Becoming more career savvy, impactful or switched on to the ‘games’ at play in an organisation can be transformational. Being external enables us to help leaders explore those systems and networks with clarity. Understanding the organisational perspective and history can unlock all sorts of powerful insights. Boosting communication skills and flex is one of the key benefits of coaching.
Feeling aligned in the world:
Working with a coach can be transformational in enabling a leader to ensure her or his values, purpose, mission are aligned and exploring why it matters. Your coach will be using appreciative enquiry techniques to help you hunt for your strengths and to work out what exactly you wish to focus on – both for high performance and for optimal life satisfaction and resilience. How is the balance? What is not serving you any more?
Psychometric Assessment Tools of Choice at Clearworks:
Emotional intelligence refers to a set of emotional and social skills relating to the ability to recognise, manage and utilise emotional information effectively when building relationships, making decisions and coping with stress. These skills are deeply connected with leadership capability.
Emotional Intelligence Coaching can be used to raise self-awareness and to develop vital skills for professional and personal development.
Skills like picking up on social cues, understanding the influence of emotions and effective self-expression in communication can prove to be the distinguishing factor for personal and professional success.
We use the EQ-i 2.0 to enable leaders to assess their current levels of emotional intelligence and work to identify where there would be most benefit in improving these skills. This can be used as a 360 or a self assessment tool.
Facet5 is one of the most modern and advanced measures of personality available and is based on ‘the big 5’ personality traits, widely viewed to be the best way to understand how individuals tick.
Used by organisations and consultancies worldwide, Facet5 harnesses the power of personality, supporting individuals, teams and businesses to realise their full potential. Facet5 provides a simple model and a common language to explain how people differ in their behaviour, motivation and attitudes, and more importantly, what can be achieved.
We love it as a tool to build shared language in teams, especially in scale ups and agile, changing teams, and see it as a turn-key acceleration tool to ease and promote high performance and communication in teams.
If you wish to accelerate progress of your senior leaders, raise self-awareness, build a shared language across teams, enable your most brilliant minds to spread their influence and enhance their leadership performance, we'd recommend a conversation to explore the ways that 121 Executive Coaching can help in your organisation.
Executive Coaching in the STEM, biotech, medtech and pharma sectors is a critical tool for retention and development of your most talented and precious people.