RI Executive Coaching
Focuses on Leadership and Teams
RI coaches work with business owners, entrepreneurs, middle level managers and C-level executives who typically possess extensive technical skill and industry experience but have not received compensating training in leadership or best practices for developing cohesive functional teams.
Emphasizes Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Accountability
RI coaches provide certified methodologies together with proprietary models and techniques to strengthen the abilities of leaders to:
Coach The Player In The Game
RI integrates a leader's team members and supervisor in his or her coaching process to assess needs, target performance goals, and "see the player in the game" in order to provide relevant, realistic and real-time feedback.
Incorporate Multiple Coaches
Multiple coaches are made available to work with a client in order to provide different areas of expertise, according to the client's needs.
Use a Customized Coaching Web Portal
RI creates a contact web page 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
RI Approach to Resolve a Situation or Change A Behavior
Sometimes a leader can benefit from a fresh and objective perspective when facing a challenging situation, which typically requires less time than challenges that require a long-term change in behaviors. Situational challenges can be met by training and short term coaching.
Change a Behavior
Behavioral challenges require some form of extended coaching. 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's approach can provide the best coaching support.
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.
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.
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 pro-active 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.
Coaching Support Materials
When a history of conflict exists between a leader and his or her team a more powerful engagement of coaching is required. Changes in leadership, even desirable ones, are often met with suspicion and even sabotage by reports who often have developed a lack of trust in the good intentions of their superior. RI coaches have extensive experience being successful in such cases. Through a process of assessment and diagnosis, utilizing in-person confidential interviews and anonymous online surveys, RI helps develop trust with the leader and with their reports, a necessary step for the trust to be rebuilt within the team. Based upon the initial assessment, RI trains the leader and team members in:
RI integrates training into the ongoing work of the team. Through facilitated work sessions, the leader and team members experience utilizing and applying tools and techniques to resolve current work challenges. Coaching both leader and team in the process of work together is the most powerful method for producing desirable and long lasting change.