Our Executive Coaching

Integrated Approach. Drawing upon three decades of professional experience in life-changing psychotherapy, entertaining keynote speaking, interactive multiday trainings, engaging team development and successful business experience, our executive coaching services are known for being engaging, in-depth, transformational and practical. Resource International takes a team approach to coaching, with multiple coaches working with a client to provide different areas of expertise depending on the client's needs.

Our focus is on improving an executive's ability to succeed as a leader, to develop both personally and professionally a deeper emotional intelligence that produces more effective collaboration with others in accomplishing desired results. To accomplish this we have developed a set of proprietary models and tools as well as received certification in established technologies for reducing resistance to change and conflict. Our unique communication and conflict resolution skills, team decision-making models, team development processes, and stress and change management techniques provide people with practical tools for significantly improving performance in how they work with others, whether peers, a board of directors or direct reports.

Our approach to coaching integrates our expertise in balancing authority and collaboration in leadership development, reducing resistance to change and conflict through communication and conflict resolution skills, stress and change management and team development. As coaches we customize to fit the situational or behavioural needs of the client. We prefer to integrate the coachee's team members and supervisor in the process to assess needs, target performance goals, and "see the player in the game" in order to provide relevant and realistic feedback.

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Leadership Focus: We coach business owners, entrepreneurs and C level executives who typically possess extensive technical skill and industry experience but have not received compensating training or education in leadership and/or management or know best practices for developing a cohesive functional team of direct reports.

RI has created a sample contact web page that can be customized with your company logo for executives who are being given the opportunity of working with one of RI's professional coaches at: Sample Customizable Coaching Web Page

Situational or Behavioral

Below is a list of options for individual coaching services which Resource International makes available to employees of contracted companies dependent upon whether an employee's needs are situational or behavioral. Situational challenges typically require less time to address than do challenges that deal with the employee's own behavior. Situational challenges can be met by training and short term coaching. Behavioral challenges require some form of extended coaching. Generally, as more time is invested over an extended period, learning becomes more integrated with behavior so that real and lasting changes are made and measurable results achieved. However, each individual employee's needs are different, so each coaching relationship needs to be customized to produce the best results. The following options provide a basis from which RI can build the best coaching relationship for you or your employee.

A. Individual Half-day Situational Coaching Package

    Some times circumstances are so acute they require the most support in the shortest period of time done at the earliest possible moment. For employees who are having difficulty dealing with a specific situation and are in need of the best perspective on how to approach that situation in the most efficient way possible, RI's individual half-day training session meets the need. After completing a pre-session Internet accessed Coaching Survey, reached by going to the web page listed above, the employee attends a single, individually focused, four-hour training session conducted by one of RI's professional coaches to present, discuss and practice skills targeted to support their professional development, i.e., enhance their interpersonal communication skills. While training is not the same as coaching, an individual half-day session will impart useful concepts, insights and techniques while giving the individual employee valuable one-on-one advice from a trained coach on how to apply new skills and measure the results.
B. Situational Coaching Package (8hrs over 4-6 weeks)

    When the coaching focus is on how the employee can best handle a challenging situation, it is extremely valuable to provide the employee with an opportunity to meet with their coach, practice what they have learned "on the job" and meet again with their coach for review and improvement. A few repetitions of this cycle support the increased application of the concepts and techniques learned exponentially. This process provides the greatest impact for situational challenges.

    1. Pre-session Internet accessed Coaching Survey
    2. Two two-hour coaching/training sessions (in person)
    3. Four one-hour follow up coaching sessions (phone)
    4. Coaching Support Materials Optional (see below)
C. Behavioral Coaching Package (16hrs over 3 months)

    When an employee's success in improving their behavior is an important factor in the success of the organization, either in avoiding litigation or in documenting the support that is being provided to support the employee to be successful, or to respond to a proactive request by the employee for professional growth options, a more thorough approach to coaching is recommended. People can hear information in a training or a few sessions with a coach, even be sincerely inspired and motivated to incorporate what they have learned. But putting it into practice in a way that alters their behavior is more difficult. Such change often requires more preparation, practice, feedback, and ongoing corrections. A more extended series of coaching sessions, than what is required for a situational challenge, provides a valued employee or supervisor with a sense of the necessity for and value of their success. The employee is given a span of three months to demonstrate consistent and dependable improvements.

    Such success is more likely accomplished with repeating opportunities to practice in between coaching sessions, when there is time to learn from both failure and success, as well as on-going opportunities for needed adjustments and feedback from the coach.

    1. Pre-session Internet accessed Coaching Survey
    2. Four two-hour coaching sessions/ (1x-2x week - in person)
    3. Four weekly one-hour coaching sessions (1x-2x week - phone)
    4. Four bi-weekly coaching sessions (phone)
    5. All coaching support materials are provided.

    Coaching Support Materials

    1. Initial confidential online survey
    2. Pre-post Online instrument on chosen topical emphasis
         (leadership, communication, assertiveness, conflict resolution, stress etc.)
    3. Web-based training: High Impact Communication (3 modules)
    4. Web-based training introduction: Successful Managing the Stress of Change (1 module)
    5. Appropriate handouts
    6. The Martial Art of Communication online audio presentation or CD
    7. Set of six reminder cards