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Executive Coaching

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 Our executive coaching is a transformative personal development process effective across a range of applications and to three broad levels of depth. Whether you’re just starting out or seeking a deep dive, our powerful coaching builds you and your team’s strengths, uncovering insights, and achieving ambitious goals. Rooted in emotional intelligence, our step-by-step process cleverly aligns individuals and organisations to their roles and long term objectives.

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Why Our Executive Coaching Is A Profound Experience

Our executive coaching is exceptional as we understand the emotional and business aspects of the workplace as well as the skills needed to succeed in your role.  This transformational work builds both personal and professional awareness and resourcefulness, fast.  Our executive coaches pride themselves in building trusting, confidential coaching relationships based on tried and tested experience. Based in London, UK our coaching works brilliantly remotely as well as face to face.
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Executive Coaching Benefits

  • Align strengths and values to goals
  • Confidential sounding board
  • Trusted support & encouragement
  • Enrich your passion and purpose
  • Learn proven techniques to succeed
  • Flexible styles of working
  • Wellbeing-resilience evaluation
  • Clear structured programmes

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Our Executive Coaches

Great coaching is an art and we’ve some of the best executive coaches. They’re seasoned professionals with psychological training, business acumen and significant corporate experience. They are London based, coaching across the UK and globally. [Read more].

Philip Gimmack Executive Coach UK
Russ Ayres Executive Coach
Vicky Shaw Executive Coach UK

What is Executive Coaching?

Executive coaching is a collaborative and transformative process based on a powerful partnership that identifies and hones people’s talent through a highly personalised process.  It’s an empowering relationship built through confidential conversations, assessments, analysis, exercises, role-playing, mentoring and real-world application to facilitate learning and growth.

We specialise in leadership coaching, which is executive coaching specifically for senior leaders. Why the need for this specialism? Because senior leaders have specific needs, roles and challenges and have the greatest impact on others, so leadership coaches need to understand these elements particularly well.

Executive coaching of C-suites (those with titles such as CEO’s, CIO’s, FCO’s, CMO’s, COO’s etc.) and senior leadership teams requires significant experience of not only what makes a great leader but the corporate environments within which they work.  We have several decades of experience using proven methodologies that leaders can readily absorb, build on and trust over time. Few coaches do this well.  More on leadership coaching here.

Why senior leaders need coaching most

When senior executives are able to perform at the highest level, they have the power to influence the entire organisation and culture not simply those they come into contact with.  This multiplier effect is not often discussed or leveraged but is the reason we feel culture is more significant a factor than strategy in achieving high performance and goals.  It follows then that the more senior the role, the greater the potential impact from experiencing our executive coaching. Helping leaders understand their impact is key as well as addressing the typical things they wish to improve such as charisma, strategic understanding, stakeholder relationships, communication skills, career progression and much more.

As up to 90% of success in leadership roles is based on emotional intelligence skills*, our unique brand of executive coaching is based in emotional intelligence coaching and emotional intelligence testing. This is why we’re a natural choice for senior, C-suite leadership coaching.

Coaching cultures create high performance

We believe you should build cultures conscientiously and wisely. Culture is shaped by mindset, values and behaviours. The way a leader says and does things is as important as what they leave out.  For instance, silence in place of speaking out or the lack of decisiveness can have just as strong an impact as saying or doing something.  Indeed, the way we say and do things often has greater impact than the actual deeds or words. Few leaders realise how important emotional aspects and supporting skills and behaviours are at affecting culture. We help leaders build positive cultures partly through increased emotional awareness.

Great leaders need coaching skills

Our executive coaches can also train leaders to use these same coaching skills we use. They then get to pass these coaching skills on and create coaching conversations and cultures within their own teams and organisations. Coaching skills can then become entrenched as standards of good practice, something most organisations simply do not have but desperately need because coaching skills are proven to enhance people performance.

* according to the Harvard Business Review research into EQ.

Executive Coaching FAQ

Q: How important is trust in the coaching process?

As executive coaches, we know that trust is the cornerstone to all relationships, including the coaching relationship. We take your needs and our coaching seriously. We work with you as your partner, one step at a time to make sure you’re clear and happy about your coaching process and agreed outcomes. We establish the ways of working with you and explicitly establish best practice from the beginning.

Q: How much coaching experience should your executive coach have?

Significant experience is paramount for a great coaching experience. Our coaches have at least 20 years professional executive coaching experience and are all certified with prominent, respected coaching bodies. They have a mix of significant corporate and business experience.  Most of our coaches are based in London in the UK, though travel far and wide supporting clients.  We’ve been using online coaching for many years which works very well.

Q: Is executive coaching totally confidential?

Yes. 100%. Even if sponsored by your organisation, be it for stand-alone or group coaching, our coaching relationships with the coachee remain confidential.  Of course, whatever coachee’s might be willing to share often helps colleagues and the wider organisation too, but it’s the coachee’s choice.

Q: Does an executive coach tell a coachee what to do?

Not often. Coaching works best when it brings out a coachee’s sense of purpose, greater awareness, and develops their ability to take greater responsibility for their feelings and behaviours. This coaching process is the heart of great leadership too. Occasionally coachees want greater steer or guidance on things like best practice, how to approach things or how they may be perceived by others.

Q: How do you gain the most from executive coaching?

Coaching relationships work best when based on openness, honesty, transparency and commitment on both sides.  Our executive coaches give 100% and expect the same from our clients. At all times, as our client, you should feel respected, supported and safe. We guide the process, though the focus and decisions are your choices.

Q: What’s the difference between coaching and therapy?

Executive coaching focuses on achievement and growth. It’s future not past or issue-focused as in therapy. Although issues and blocks are commonly uncovered in the coaching process. A great coach knows the difference and is able to safely navigate situations where issues arise.  Good coaches are clear about boundaries and about giving guidance to seek therapeutic support where necessary.

Q: How do I know if I need coaching or therapy?

Executive coaching sessions work on the premise that you’re committed and able to move forward in your development.  Coachees should also have a healthy sense of curiosity that helps them develop and grow. If a coachee has difficulties with these, the coach may refer them for additional support, such as to a therapist or counsellor.  This is always completely confidential and the coach works purely as an advisor in this matter. Our stringent coaching approach ensures we balance coachee growth, goals and well-being.  Our coaches have therapeutic as well as professional coaching qualifications, so they are able to tread this fine line carefully and understand what healthy coaching boundaries look like. Want to know if you’re ready for coaching, try our FREE Coaching Quiz just below.

Sometimes coaching can be viewed in terms creating ‘movement’ in people’s lives whereas ‘healing’ is more a key element of therapy.

There are no daft questions in understanding how coaching can work for you, except the ones you want to ask but don’t.
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Logistics - Timing and Location

Coaching session length

For optimal working and results we recommend executive coaching sessions run from 90 to 120 minutes in length.  We find reflection and focus is generally optimal with these timings. We try and balance not being too prescriptive though as with the number of sessions required. We focus on outputs and being realistic about what clients wish to achieve in a given time.

Coaching programme length

For the most effective programmes we take coachees through several phases of coaching.  Coachees can then be introduced to various development and success strategies and concepts and have their goals and EQ strengths and dynamics uncovered.  It’s then possible to create the required awareness to re-model behaviours and create distinct improvements to move things forward effectively.  Change through coaching takes a few sessions particularly if the goal is to embed change.  We therefore recommend starting with a minimum of 3 to 4 sessions over a 4-10-week period with intervals of 10 days to 2 weeks between sessions. This helps build and maintain the dynamic nature of the process. It also fits with the natural rhythm of building positive habits in a trusted process giving people the right balance of time to learn, try new things and have timely feedback and support. Typical executive coaching programmes therefore require 6 – 10 sessions. But be under no illusion, it’s worth the investment in time, as the results are often game-changing.

Face-2-Face & Online Coaching

We operate executive coaching sessions face-to-face in venues around London, the UK and globally. We often attend coachee’s offices if they have access to discreet settings and private rooms. It’s important executive coaching is conducted in a neutral, relaxed, private and discreet location. We also use independent coaching venues and coach online using remote platforms such as Teams and Zoom.

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We understand that appointments sometimes need to be changed, and whilst we do our best to offer flexibility, there is a minimum of 48 hours’ notice required to change or cancel sessions.

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