Transition Coaching | Weatherhead

Transition Coaching

Weatherhead Transition Coaching

Outstanding leaders and managers distinguish themselves by their ability to understand and manage their emotions effectively and to build resonant relationships with others. Never is managing emotions and building relationships more important than during significant transitions.

Transition coaching provides a safe environment to discuss challenges in taking on a new assignment or promotion, creates awareness of strengths and potential derailers and accelerates the overall transition process, creating value in the new role as soon as possible.

For the organization, this type of coaching can accelerate the transitioning leader’s ability to contribute to the organization (or support the desired change within the organization), and reduce the risk, and significant costs, of early flight. It also positively impacts the team by reducing new leadership behaviors that can be anxiety-producing or counterproductive.   So it’s not just the transitioning leader who benefits from transition coaching, but the whole team.

Weatherhead Transition Coaching is also the right solution for transitions outside the organization like career transitions, executive exit strategies or in preparation for retirement planning.

Transition Coaching includes:

  • Pre-coaching call and 6 virtual sessions (phone or videoconference)
  • Leadership books: Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion by Richard Boyatzis and collaborator Annie McKee, and the accompanying workbook Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness by Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis, Frances Johnston
  • Korn Ferry Leadership Styles Workbook
  • Transition books: Your First 90 Days and Your Next Career Move, Michael Watkins
  • The Learning Styles Inventory (and interpretation)
  • The Emotional and Social Competency Inventory-ESCI (and interpretation)

Cost: $3500


Executive Level Transition Coaching

The executive level of Weatherhead transition coaching offers a customized, face-to-face, and richer experience.  This coaching is right for higher level and higher stakes transitions where customization and access to the coach are critical.

Executive Level Transition Coaching includes:

  • Customized coaching provided by a Weatherhead Master Coach, incorporating elements of our proven model for sustained, desired change/growth along with specific coaching tailored to the transition
  • Twelve in-person coaching sessions over a period of 12 months
  • “Ask Your Coach” support for ad hoc coaching via phone or email for those situations that can’t wait for a regularly scheduled coaching meeting
  • 360° Assessment-Emotional and Social Intelligence Competency Inventory
  • Leadership books: Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion by Richard Boyatzis and collaborator Annie McKee, and the accompanying workbook Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness by Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis, Frances Johnston
  • Korn Ferry Leadership Styles Workbook
  • Transition books: Your First 90 Days and Your Next Career Move, Michael Watkins
  • The Learning Styles Inventory (and interpretation)
  • The Emotional and Social Competency Inventory-ESCI (and interpretation)

Cost: $2000/month


Live 360 Stakeholder Feedback

Transition coaching clients can choose to benefit from receiving stakeholder feedback. This allows the transitioning leader to receive critical feedback through structured interviews and qualitative observations with important stakeholders.  This feedback provides a roadmap for development and performance in the first year, maximizing early positive impact of the transitioning leader. The assigned coach will work with selected stakeholders to arrange a mutually convenient time for the interviews to occur. Getting input from a group of key stakeholders will provide rich information on how others perceive the transitioning leader. Typical stakeholder feedback interview questions might include:

  • What are the strengths of this leader as you see them?
  • Share an example of an achievement that highlights those strengths.
  • What are the most significant challenges and/or opportunities facing the leader today?
  • What opportunities do you see for improvement?
  • What are the leader’s most important “to dos” in the next 90 days?
  • How do they help you now? How can they help you better going forward?

The data collected from each stakeholder will be kept confidential and only the composite report will be shared with the transitioning leader. We strongly recommend that the report also be shared with the leader’s supervisor.

Stakeholder feedback includes:

  • A kick off meeting with the transitioning leader, supervisor or whoever is commissioning the stakeholder interviews
  • Preparation of interview questions
  • Interviews with 8-12 stakeholders
  • Interview summary and a thematic analysis/report of the data collected
  • Results meeting, to discuss the interview summary and themes with the transitioning leader

Cost: $5000

To learn more about this and other Weatherhead Coaching Programs, contact Mindy Kannard at 216.533.4382 or by email at mindy.kannard@case.edu.