[Archived] Individual Executive Coaching

The Individual Executive Coaching Process

My focus in coaching is to help you think more clearly, manage your emotions and stress more wisely, and engage your heart and instinct more fully.  I’ll let my “Client Comments” speak to the benefits of this approach.

“About Staropoli Consulting” will give you a sense of my particular style.

This section will give you an overview of the options you have available:

Typically, the core of a coaching engagement is a series of one-on-one meetings for which you determine the agenda, e.g.:  major decisions to be made, puzzling or challenging situations, opportunities, conflicts with team members, ethical questions, etc.  Coaching, though, needs to be a highly tailored process, depending on what fits you and your situation.  So these are other options we can consider:

  1. The use of a feedback instrument to gather confidential assessments from your direct reports (and boss and/or peers if any).  This can help us assess where the development needs are most vital.
  2. Individual interviews conducted by me with key individuals, to supplement the instrument data.  This adds in-depth probing about others’ perceptions and experiences of you and also encourages others to consider how they operate in relation to you.
  3. Meetings with you and other key individuals, facilitated by me, in order to bring sensitive concerns to the table for resolution.  This establishes the basis for a more open relationship in the future.
  4. Assistance as you develop your multi-generational family history, reflect on its implications, and make connections to the present:  how is this history impacting your current leadership and life functioning?
  5. Attend meetings with your team in order to, e.g.:
    • Observe your leadership for debriefing later
    • Discuss your development openly with the team
    • Help them understand their own reactions to you and how you affect each other
    • Help all to gain insight on how they can contribute to improvement
  6. Help you establish journaling as a reflection tool to gain insight, clarity and direction.
  7. Arrange for other experiences to broaden your perspective, e.g.:
    Joining The Uncommon Leadership Seminar.
    Visiting an intensive self-development group in prison with me
    Connections with other executives who might share common experience
    Referral to other resources needed for personal or professional help
  8. Shadow you through full days or half days, debriefing at intervals and at the end.
  9. Explore your career satisfaction and options.
  10. Assist you in designing your leadership succession plan, including:
    • Assessment of current team members:  capabilities, potential, development plans
    • Identification of gaps and the need for outside talent
    • Designing your own future
    • Timelines and commitments