Why use an executive
The higher your position, the more
difficult it is to get frank, unbiased and constructive advice
and to learn how to adapt your behaviour to new roles and
Our coaches have long experience, both
in senior management and in strategic counselling. They are
available to listen, sympathise, coach and advise - sometimes
criticise - when you need it: at times of success, of crisis
and out of hours.
Sometimes good managers face problems
in their behaviour or shortfalls in their capability. You
want to keep them in your team but if they do not change,
they will become a liability. We can help.
We offer not only general support and
strategic advice but also specific technical and behavioural
coaching in areas such as team building, interpersonal skills,
problem solving, conflict resolution, business strategy and
How do we work?
Every case is different.
For individuals seeking support we will have one or two extensive
introductory sessions where we examine the issues and look at what
kind of role we should take to support the manager best â€“ it might
be specific skills coaching or more of a mentoring approach.
|| For companies seeking help
with one of their managers with a particular problem, we will
first spend time with the company senior management (HR Director,
CEO etc) trying to understand the problem, the situation of
the manager and the business context. We will then have an introductory
session with the manager in question to test compatibility:
this is a very personal and subjective activity and can only
work if the subject of coaching feels at ease and confident
with the coach. We will then agree an initial plan of sessions
with the subject and the company managers, regularly reporting
back on progress.
We may well ask to meet and interview your managers, colleagues
and key team members and, possibly, shadow you in your job for a
day or two.
Our approach is very flexible and we can draw on a wide range of
tools, from business and training models to counselling techniques.
We can coach in English, Portuguese or French.
Case study -the pharmaceutical company
Sales & Marketing Director
The high potential German manager had
been given his first Board position and although commercial
results were pretty good, his relationship with his team and
colleagues was not and doubts were being raised as to whether
he was really up to this level of responsibility, after all.