Executive Coaching is all about identifying a behavior or behaviors that are getting in the way of reaching your goals and then – with the help of your coach – taking the necessary sets to change your behavior. I am currently working with a PGA instructor to try to improve my golf game. My goal is to lower my current handicap of 14 to a 5 or 6. While every part of my golf game could improve, there is one area that needs real change: hitting the ball off the heal of the club, commonly called a “shank”. The outcome is that my shot darts to the right. It is very frustrating and I often feel helpless. I can’t correct this issue on my own. I need professional help. My coach has identified the problem and has been able to show it to me using a video camera. He has also given me exercises which will help me correct the fault. But I need to practice, a lot, in order to break old habits. It isn’t easy and I know that my coach will hold me accountable if I’m not working hard as I agreed I would.

When I work with business clients I first want to understand from them what their goals and objectives are for the coaching engagement. In most cases the client’s company is paying for the coaching so I will want to know what their expectations of the coaching are. Coaching engagements can be very intense or a bit more laid back. A period of at least 6 months will be required to make some real progress with the client. Here’s what a typical executive coaching engagement might look like:

iLuminate Consulting Executive Coaching Process:

Putting the Coaching Process in Place:

  • Minimum 6 month engagement
  • Meet with sponsor to discuss goals of coaching engagement
  • Introductory session with client

360 degree interviews after 6 months

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General Manager, Knowings SA Groupe EVERIA
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- John Warrillow
Founder, The Value Builder System™
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- Dr. David Wilson
Owner The Reversal Clinic
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President and CEO, Peninsula Research Inc.
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