Coaching for Executives and Emerging Leaders
Just as athletes hire private coaches to help them up their game, executive coaches are used by leaders who want to maximize their business and leadership potential.
Coaching is a targeted and effective way to accelerate professional development. I work with executives, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders looking to grow and excel.
Top Coaching Goals
Some of the reasons that my clients choose coaching include:
- Improved leadership skills and style
- Greater executive presence and communication skills
- Manage conflict, communication, and difficult interpersonal dynamics
- Make the shift from management/tactical focus to strategic/leadership focus
- Master time management, manage stress, and improve daily effectiveness
- Developing and nurturing a highly functioning executive team
- Building your influence
- Growing visibility in your industry and enhancing your personal brand
Every engagement is customized and tailored to the needs of the client. My goal is to help you exceed expectations, for yourself, your organization, and your career. If you want to see if we’re a good match, you can book a free discovery session by clicking here. In your consultation, we’ll talk about your goals and how you can reach them. It’s laid back and enjoyable. If I can help you further, I’ll tell you how, but there’s no pressure.
My Coaching Style
My coaching style is direct, evidence-based, and zero-fluff. I draw from psychology, business research, neuroscience, and organizational behavior in my coaching. You don’t need someone telling you what you want to hear. I’ve got your back, but won’t spoon-feed you. Think of me as a thought partner. I won’t tell you what to do, but I’ll help you identify options, anticipate obstacles, and construct plans to execute the decisions that you make.
Depending on the needs of the client, I utilize tools such as a proprietary 360 feedback assessment, behavioral assessments, or psychometric assessments to gather additional insights and data.
The Coaching Process
In your discovery session, we’ll talk about your goals and how you can reach them. It’s a laid-back and enjoyable discussion with the purpose of determining if we’re a good fit for each other. If I can help you further, I’ll tell you how, but there’s no pressure.
Once we’ve decided to work together, the Deep Dive session sets the foundation for our work together. Together, we work together to identify what your version of success will look like and get clear on our objectives. We’ll get to know each other throughout the deep dive session and start developing a plan on how you will achieve your goals.
We’ll talk over the phone or videoconference. Each session should help with a tactical challenge you’re in the middle of facing: a business decision, a difficult conversation, a big presentation, etc. You determine what you want to work on in our coaching engagement, and you’ll decide what topics we address in every coaching session. I’ll have questions to ask, perspectives to share, frameworks or exercises to suggest, and I’ll keep you accountable along the way. Every session is customized to fit you; There’s no generic regimen that I prescribe to each client.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the logistics?
I meet with clients via Zoom, FaceTime, or over the phone.
I offer a variety of time options Monday-Friday during the week and some Sundays.
Coaching sessions are 55 minutes in duration. Booking sessions is easy with my online booking system.
What's the cadence of coaching?
My clients meet with me somewhere between weekly and monthly. The most common cadence is every two weeks.
How long is a coaching engagement?
This is up to you and your goals. Many clients benefit from having a sounding board to address real-time management issues and our engagements are open-ended. Some clients have specific needs and longer-term goals to work on over 6 months to a year.
But really, what is coaching?
Executive coaching is a one-on-one engagement between a leader and an executive coach that’s designed to help that leader perform more effectively.
Coaches play several roles, often at once. Coaches can serve as a sounding board, a strategist, an accountability partner, a mirror, and a confidant.
When done well, executive coaching helps the leader to feel more confident, determined, and clear – as well as more effective, less stressed, and more fulfilled.
Why would somebody hire an executive coach?
Executive coaching is similar to hiring a coach to help an athlete improve their game – to take leaders from good to great. You may have heard the phrase, “what got you here, won’t get you there” — this is so often the case as leaders make transitions to new roles and new challenges. New capabilities and strategies are required for continued success. Ambitious leaders want to reach new heights, and coaching can help.
How do I start?
Reach out to schedule a free discovery call with me by clicking here.
Do I have to be an executive to work with you?
If you’re ambitious, it’s never too early to start. Coaching can be extremely helpful to young professionals looking to maximize their professional development and accelerate their careers.
“Excellent! Coaching with LK brought a new sense of direction and clarity to my life. I worked with her while pursuing a big career change goal and I felt supported every step of the way. I’m grateful she was my coach as I successfully pulled off this career change during COVID times, no less.”
“LK’s coaching helped me to think about what I *actually* want to accomplish instead of staying in “cruise control.” I have a lot of momentum now toward achieving some pretty ambitious goals. She’s really easy to talk to and I always learn something new from our sessions.”