Executive Coaching 101: What Should I Expect from an Executive Coach?

One of the bravest things you can do is to admit you need help. Asking a reputable source for help is even more courageous. If you want to thrive in life, you need to be focused, communicate effectively and have a good work/life balance. You also need to know your weaknesses and strengths and have defined goals. Without this knowledge, you might feel lost or stuck. An Integrative coach can equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to become successful in life. 

What Should I Expect from an Executive Coach?

Typically, you and your Executive Coach will meet two to four times a month. This meeting can be virtual or face-to-face, depending on what works best for you. Executive Coaching can last anywhere from three months to twelve months or more.

You will build confidence, achieve results and strengthen your performance through a combination of the following activities:

  • One-on-One Meetings
  • Assessments
  • Developmental Exercises
  • Learning Assignments
  • Feedback
  • Progress Reviews

How Executive Coaching Will Benefit You

  • Take more accountability for actions
  • Take more responsibility for commitments
  • Contribute more effectively to the team and the company
  • Determine goals and take action towards achieving them
  • Become more self-aware and self-reliant
  • Achieve more job and life satisfaction
  • Work more efficiently and productively with others
  • Communicate more effectively

An Executive Coach will help you to determine and achieve your most critical personal and professional goals quicker and easier than you could on your own. These goals are usually measurable.

A safe space is provided for clients. They ask questions, provide resources, challenge assumptions with permission, help achieve clarity, offer advice. Conducting and evaluating behavioural assessments and conducting confidential interviews to discover the client’s self-awareness and determine goals is an important part of their job. 

How Can I Tell What Coach Is Right for Me?

Assuming your Executive Coach is successful themself, it all comes down to chemistry. Many coaches offer a complimentary coaching session where you can explore what coaching sessions would be like, and it should give you a good idea of whether you are suited.

If you feel like they “get” and understand you, they listen carefully when you speak and offer a new perspective you hadn’t considered they might be a good fit. You can also get in touch with some of their current or past clients and read testimonials on their website. 

Are you interested in hiring an executive coach, but not sure what to expect? Invest in your future and become the best version of yourself by working with an executive coach. Book your free session with Integrative Coaching today!