The success of our Executive Coaching programs is built upon a couple of key concepts including the following attributes necessary for both the Executive Coach and Client.
Trust and Respect
Desire/Passion to Succeed
MY PROFILE -How I can help you the most and where I perform best. The first two strengths are identified in my profile with the descriptions taken from the book “Now, Discover Your Strengths” by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. The third strength was identified to me by one of my clients when he said “Oh, you’re a fixer”.
“MAXIMIZER”-Excellence, not average, is your measure. Strengths, whether yours or someone else’s, fascinate you. And having found a strength, you feel compelled to nurture it, refine it, and stretch it toward excellence. This natural sorting of strengths means that others see you as discriminating. You choose to spend time with people who appreciate your particular strengths. Likewise, you are attracted to others who seem to have found and cultivated their own strengths. You tend to avoid those who want to fix you and make you well rounded. You don’t want to spend your life bemoaning what you lack. Rather, you want to capitalize on the gifts with which you are blessed. It’s more fun. It’s more productive. And, counter intuitively, it is more demanding.
“STRATEGIC”-The Strategic theme enables you to sort through the clutter and find the best route. It is not a skill that can be taught. It is a distinct way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large. This perspective allows you to see patterns where others simply see complexity. Mindful of these patterns, you play out alternative scenarios, always asking, “What if this happened? Okay, well what if this happened?” This recurring question helps you see around the next corner. There you can evaluate accurately the potential obstacles. Guided by where you see each path leading, you start to make selections. You discard the paths that lead nowhere. You discard the paths that lead straight into resistance. You discard the paths that lead into a fog of confusion. You cull and make selections until you arrive at the chosen path — your strategy. Armed with your strategy, you strike forward. This is your Strategic theme at work: “What if?” Select. Strike.
“FIXER”-While it took me a number of years to figure out this strength, I perform best in what others may describe as “crisis” or challenging situations where major improvements are needed. I really enjoy getting the problem calls or managing areas that are not performing well. I have proven leadership abilities and years of experience in addressing critical problem areas, determining needs, and taking advantage of opportunities leading to a quick turnaround in performance.