Our Executive Training Course
What do you do when you reach a senior position? You don’t need much training, because your skills and knowledge, which you’ve picked up along the way, have got you to where you are. On the other hand, you still need to develop. You need to challenge yourself and find answers and inspiration, from within. You need to be far more self-aware, better at self-management, and understand that whatever your talents, you will have areas that need some work, so you can better create the strategy for your company, your team, and your life.
Executive Coaching delivers that senior level development, because each session is tailored, through the coach’s model, to each individual, works at their pace, and focuses on their most specific needs.
An Executive Coach is not any of the following:
- A counsellor
- A consultant
- A lawyer
- A psychologist
- A co-leader
- An Advisor
An executive coach is trained to ask you questions to help you through a period in your career. Typically, coaching lasts 6-8 sessions and is about one specific area of your working life. Those things could be, and are not limited to;
- Presentations and Speeches
- Personal Impact
- Work/life balance
- Business Relationships and Personality Clashes
- Project Management
- Team Dynamics
- Career Progression
Executive Coaching is either funded privately or sponsored as part of an internal development programme. In either case the sessions are entirely private, however fee-paying companies may wish to assess occasionally to make sure that value is being achieved.
Executive Coaching is not a consultancy. You are not a paid advisor to your coachee – and if the relationship strayed into that territory then ethical questions need to be asked. For example, if coaching sessions, funded by a company, led to that employee deciding to leave that company, it would be unethical for the coach to continue working with that person, effectively helping them leave, whilst the company is paying. So the parameters of the coaching need to be rigorously tied down before the sessions begin.
Long term Coaching
Similarly, we do not believe that years of coaching for one person is entirely beneficial and does stray into consultancy. An executive can have a positive and long term relationship with their coach, only when they know at which point to engage them. So, there may be a series of interventions over 5 years that deal with some of the subjects above, as they arise.
At Reality Training we have 3 employed coaches, trained by the Academy of Executive Coaches and several associates. We try and pair the right coach with the right individual.