Decades after it entered the business world, coaching remains at the top of the most effective people development interventions in organisations. According to Forbes.com, the mean ROI for executive coaching is 7 times the original investment, while over a quarter of clients report a staggering ROI of 10 to 49 times the investment.
As an executive coach, I believe the benefits of coaching go well beyond what can be measured in business. A successful coaching process can lead to deep personal and professional transformation. It is the coach's mission to support the client in accessing resources they were not even aware they had, thus facilitating the actualisation of the client's deepest potential.
It is my belief that, particularly for top executives, coaching can become an invaluable tool. The higher one goes up the corporate ladder, the lonelier one gets - coaching provides leaders with a unique opportunity for introspection, for looking in a non-judgemental mirror and for being challenged with kindness in ways in which they are rarely challenged inside the organisation.
Every executive coaching program is unique - it is built together with the future coachee and with input from the sponsors within the organisation. The sessions are individual, fully confidential and the objectives, depending on the organisational requirements, can take into account the triad - coachee, stake-holders (coachee’s team/colleagues/clients) and sponsors (CEO/coachee’s line manager).
A typical coaching process is made up of approximately 10 individual sessions of 1-1,5 hours each, with a frequency that is determined together with the client.