Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching

We assist people who are working in complex environments, in challenging decision-making roles

What is clear from our decades of working with executives is that the rules have changed. Much of what got results in the past is no longer so relevant. The best leaders are stepping out of “normal” ways of leading and radically redefining how results are achieved.  
 

We recognise the huge pressure that leaders are under:

Pressure  to grow revenues in increasingly competitive and disrupted markets

Pressure  to focus on strategy but being dragged into endless, everyday tasks

Pressure  to stay true to values when work commitments leave little time for thinking

Pressure  to work very long hours and missing the connection with family and health

What makes the burden especially onerous is the lack of clear answers: the very nature of disruption means that even the best, most prescient leaders will be steering their company into, and through, a fog of uncertainty” McKinsey 2017

 

Work with a skilled leadership coach in a professional and confidential forum:

  • Quickly gain insights to feel more focused and confident - back on track.  

  • Reconnect with purpose, find your courage and strength to do things differently.

  • Stay solid whilst wildly busy, feel less isolated so you enjoy friends, family and time out.

  • Recognise the patterns and habits that might be holding you back.  

  • Get a condensed version of latest leadership thinking from a coach who reads for you.
     

"We know your brain will be fried a lot of the time.  You are pulled in many directions at once and have conflicting agendas chasing you everyday. No one should have to do it alone..." Loretta Brown
 

In carefully facilitated conversations, your coach will help you to explore your current challenges, sift through options, identify possibilities and get into more effective action. Your unique context and circumstances will determine the focus of the coaching. 

The next step is to set up a conversation with Loretta to see if you are Leadership Coaching ready
Loretta@coachingmentoring.co.nz

The best leaders often seek a coach when:

·    A leader is stepping into larger, strategic role with wider breadth and scale

·    A leader may be ready for the next career change

·    A leader is in an isolated role and needs an independent thinking partner 

·    When leaders have lost sight of your values and want to find more meaning at work

·    A leader feels they are drowning in multiple demands and have become less confident

 

Case Study : Mark

Mark was in a senior role; he was regarded as a real achiever and was being asked to step up to a big new role. Mark knew he had the capacity to lead but he had serious questions about the industry he was working in and wondered if he was capable of a whole lot more. He wasn't sure of the steps to take next and wanted some support to think through his options, to realise his leadership potential and to identify any gaps or blind spots. Most of all Mark was seeking encouragement and support that he wasn't currently receiving in his organisation.

Mark worked with Loretta over a period of 6 months, meeting every three weeks. During that time Mark began to identify what he really wanted for himself and his career. He became clearer about his vision for his leadership and what he hoped to achieve in the longer term. Mark explored some options he hadn't previously considered and began to make the right connections and to action his new plan. Mark felt more confident and excited for the future. By the end of the coaching contract he was negotiating for the GM role he had wanted in his organisation. He was focused and clear about both his short-term steps and his longer-term wishes.