What is Coaching?
At Weatherhead, coaching starts with the knowledge that adults change their behavior when they want or need to change. The motivation and readiness to develop personally or professionally comes from within the individual, not from external sources. An executive coach helps his or her clients identify the underlying motivations that guide their behavior and helps them craft a plan for development.
Your relationship with your executive coach means a safe place for reflection, a path to increased self-awareness, and a source of positive support. Using the Theory of Intentional Change developed by Weatherhead faculty member Richard Boyatzis, Ph.D., your coach will help you explore aspirations for work and life; analyze current competencies, behaviors, and learning style; and determine steps to implement the changes you seek.
Could I Benefit from Coaching?
An executive coaching relationship might be beneficial if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions:
- Are you trying to make a change either personally or professionally?
- Would you like to enhance your effectiveness as a leader?
- Are you trying to help an employee with a change they would like to make?
- Could you use some support for the changes you seek?
Weatherhead executive coaching begins with gathering 360-degree feedback and typically includes four meetings over a four-to-six-month time period. These meetings are usually held via telephone, though face-to-face meetings are possible if it is mutually convenient for both parties. In general, your coach will initiate the process by exploring your leadership vision and aspirations. The next one or two meetings generally focus on analyzing your 360-degree feedback data and creating a learning agenda. The last set of discussions center on implementing the plan and sustaining the learning and change beyond the coaching experience.
360-Degree Assessment and Four Coaching Calls: $2,300
The cost includes the book Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion by Dr. Boyatzis and collaborator Annie McKee, and the accompanying workbook Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness, as well as a year of Pathfinder, an online personal development tool that provides support in applying 360-degree feedback.