Executive Coaching

Talent Management - Behavioral Assessment - Career Transition

Executive Coaching is relevant to improve the performance of organization’s leadership, including executives, recently promoted executives or employees with high potential.

Executive Coaching efforts focus primarily on two areas: growth and change. The coach helps the leaders and executives  address personal development challenges that trap their leadership and to review the models they have adopted in their management styles. The role of the executive coach is not to solve the problems of the client but to refocus their attention on the root causes, and to help them find solutions. Executive Coaching also helps to modify behaviors and contributes to explore new solutions or just new ideas.

With efficient Executive Coaching programs, clients gain self-awareness through better understanding of themselves. By examining their history, motives and beliefs they reach a proper assessment of their strengths and weaknesses. Besides, by helping them challenge assumptions about their problems and getting them to view the issues objectively, the coach helps the clients gain a better and broader perspective. This will usually facilitate solving the problem.

Using tools like behavioral assessments also assists the client in identifying problematic behavior and in addressing poor performance issues. Executives can clarify their goals and their action plans including the implementation, especially by asking questions and facilitating honest evaluation of themselves and of their organization.
The coach also acts as a sounding Board taking an objective view of the clients’ ideas, helping them uncover and examine them in fuller details. And generally, the coach will refocus the development of the clients’ management skill level, as well as enhancing soft skills.

Our approach is integrated into our Executive Search offer and helps executives to facilitate on-boarding and reach better retention rates. This approach is also efficient for Career Transition, in order to assist executives during wanted or unwanted change. At Alhambra International, the role of the coach is to partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Executive Coaching starts with a first meeting gathering the coach, the coachee and the coachee Manager to define the goal of the program. During the program, regular sessions between the coach and his/her client are organized over several months. At the end, another triangular meeting is planned to make an overview about the relevance and the efficiency of the program and decide eventual next steps.