Our approach to coaching is called Holistic Leadership Coaching ™. It is holistic in that it involves the coaching of individuals, the alignment of leadership teams, and the transformation of organizations. Leaders work in systems; therefore, coaching must occur within a common and shared system.
Our experience is that one-off coaching engagements and coaching out of context have limited effectiveness and, in some cases, may slow the exact changes needed. We believe that a far more effective approach is to coach an individual in the context of their team and organization as part of a broader transformation effort. As the leader (coachee) grows and develops, the same will happen with the team, which is reflected in the organization’s business results.
Rather than coaching to specific behaviors, we coach to a way of being, which we refer to as the “Reflection of Leadership.” Leaders illuminate a persona on the world, which is the source of their effectiveness. This reflection also impacts those around them. As such, we assist leaders in identifying their “authentic voice,” the core of their reflections, and their “confident vulnerability,” the source of their ability to get results and to learn and grow. Clarifying leaders’ thinking on these two concepts enables them to take necessary actions.