At its simplest, executive coaching is a relationship, forged through the transformative power of human conversation, between two people who share a common goal. The client wants to change in ways that make her a more productive, engaged professional. The coach wants to facilitate this transformation in ways that expand his client’s sense of agency and possibility.
Coaching is also a process through which this relationship or conversation evolves, a process that aims to help the client identify new ways of thinking and acting that improve performance. The client brings to this process a particular view of the world and a desire to change in a way that makes her more confident, focused, and impactful. The coach brings an understanding of human development, tools and strategies that facilitate learning, and an unconditional commitment to his client’s success.
Together, client and coach conspire in a grand collaboration that challenges the client to view the world, and her life within the world, from a broader perspective, one that reveals exciting new opportunities for personal and professional growth.