Coaching is a partnership between a trained listener who is an experienced resource and a client. The relationship is targeted at maximizing the female leader’s performance, through safe, confidential conversations. The coaching client is responsible for his/her own actions, ideas, follow-up, and uses the coach’s insight for taking his/her development further.
Coaching can be used to enhance leadership effectiveness, manage daily sanity, establish performance goals, and learn more about your own female leadership effectiveness.
A coach does not need experience in the client’s specific industry. Truthfully, though, it really helps. When a coach understands your business environment and how the daily challenges of being diplomatic, clearly communicating, and navigating a complex company structure, the coaching session is more successful. (I will always ask you about what your day looks like and how you interpret challenges and wins)
In a pure sense, the coach does not consult. Practically though, ideas and leader techniques are very useful to hear from the coach occasionally.
The coaching session is time dedicated to you and your needs.
Sessions occur over the phone, generally somewhere between 30 and 55 minutes.
Here is a safe start. Try an initial session of coaching – 30 minutes of your time. Get comfortable. Then you can decide.
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