This document will give you an overview of what you can expect as a participant in your organization's coaching program.
"The opponent within one’s own head is more formidable than the one on the other side of the net."
– Timothy Galley, The Inner Game of Tennis
In work and life, most obstacles that prevent you from performing at your peak live inside your head. The job of a great coach is to give you the tools to overcome those obstacles and maximize your performance as a leader.
While no professional athlete would attempt to compete without working with a coach, plenty of business leaders show up in high-stakes professional settings without the aid of a great coach. As a result, they often fail to live up to their potential.
The time you spend with your coach will equip you with the tools to support the people who depend on you at work and at home. You are at the start of a grand journey of growth and self-discovery. Show up with an open mind and you’ll be amazed at how you can grow.
Exec is the talent development platform that connects organizations and their employees to world-class coaching and training.
Our coaches have been carefully selected. Out of the 12,000+ coaches who have applied to Exec, we only work with 2% of applicants. The coaches we work with all undergo a rigorous vetting process to ensure they're equipped to serve our clients.
Our user-friendly platform is designed to give you the flexibility to create a customized coaching journey that truly supports your goals.
When it comes time to book your coaching intro session, your program administrator will invite you to your organization's workspace.
Once you're invited, you'll receive an email that will let you set a password and access your coaching dashboard.
On the dashboard, you'll see a "Find My Coach" button that will take you to a survey. The questions you answer in the survey will help Exec suggest coaches who match your needs. Don't forget to provide ratings and reviews for your sessions to ensure continuous improvement.
An intro session is your opportunity to get to know a coach and ensure that the fit is right before you commit to working together. While it's worth taking the selection process seriously, you should also keep in mind that you can book multiple intro sessions, if you'd like.
Consider the coach's work experience, credentials, reviews, compatibility, availability, and credit price. Remember, you can always book multiple intro sessions to find the perfect match.
Some common topics include influence, leadership development, interpersonal dynamics, time management, strategic planning, and job transitions.
It's good to come in with some idea about what you want to work on, but it's perfectly fine to figure that out while working with your coach.
While your coach will help guide you, here are some good ways to prepare for your intro session.
Set clear goals. Before your session, spend some time writing down your near-term goals. Do you want to get promoted, become a more confident presenter, or learn best practices for managing a team? Sharing these goals with your coach will help the two of you focus on what's important.
Come prepared with questions. One of the goals of your first session is to get to know your coach and make sure their coaching style aligns with your needs and goals. Don't be afraid to ask any questions that will help you determine if the coach is a good fit for you.
Share any concerns: Take time to write down any questions or concerns you have about coaching. This will give your coach the chance to address any objections that may hold you back from getting the most out of working together.
Bring an open mind: Coaching is a collaborative process that requires openness and a willingness to learn. Come prepared to listen to your coach's feedback and suggestions and be open to trying new approaches.
What's your approach to coaching?
How do you usually like to structure coaching sessions?
What can I do to get the most out of our sessions together?
How can I reach out to you between sessions if I have any questions or need support?
What are your expectations from me as a coaching client?
Exec makes it easy to try out sessions with multiple coaches.
As long as you have credits in your account, you can book sessions with as many coaches as you'd like.
That said, you'll get much more out of coaching if you develop a relationship with a coach over multiple sessions.
Yes, confidentiality is crucial to build trust. Only you and your coach have access to the content of your coaching sessions.
For any questions or support, don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're here to help you get the most out of your coaching journey!
Welcome aboard, and get ready to unlock your full potential with Exec!