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What Executive Coaching Involves

I am available for online sessions, or in person in Los Angeles, Sydney and Shanghai.

What is executive coaching

Executive coaching involves an ongoing relationship between us which focuses on you taking action toward the realization of your vision, goals or desires. Coaching uses a process of inquiry and personal discovery to build the your level of awareness and responsibility, providing you with structure, support and feedback.

Coaching differs from psychotherapy in that it is oriented towards helping people succeed with their most important goals - not treating mental disorders. As a coach I am a thought-partner helping you shine a spotlight on your thinking, helping you make better decisions.

Outcomes you can expect

I provide sharp insights, practical advice, unadorned (honest) feedback and the push you need to get out of your comfort zone. I help leaders from diverse backgrounds and industries in a variety of areas including:

  • Crafting your vision and strategy
  • Developing critical-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Attracting, developing and sustaining high performance talent and teams
  • Improving management skills
  • Supervising across disciplines
  • Collaborating with colleagues
  • Sponsoring & mentoring associates
  • Enhancing Executive Presence with all audiences: board, employees, shareholders & the media
  • Navigating crisis situations
  • Recognizing and re-working blind spots & career obstacles
  • Branding yourself in and out of the company
  • Transitioning into a bigger role, a new position or a different field
  • Managing your work-life schedule

Independent engagement

Executive coaching may be initiated by an individual. Motivations may vary but often revolve around personal skill development, achieving balance, handling stress, managing people, overcoming conflict, understanding corporate politics or career transition.

Company engagement

The provision of coaching through a company can be viewed as a bonus and a sign of significant recognition. In other cases it may be remedial. The focus is on enhancing performance and developing leadership or team-building skills. I may work in conjunction with Human Resources or another senior executive.

This coaching is described more as a three-way partnership between the executive, the coach, and the organization, in which all involved agree on specific goals and parameters. Issues discussed in a coaching session however, outside of the set parameters, are considered ''personal and confidential'.

Many organisations believe that once someone reaches executive status, they should inherently be able to act under pressure, inspire and implement ideas, keep their skills sharp and current, and have all the answers. In actuality, they can eventually get there on their own but the engagement of an executive coach will significantly decrease the time it takes for the executive to succeed and increase the ability for the executive and the company to sustain the change.

Improvements that stem directly from coaching includes: enhanced executive learning, gains in corporate performance, enhanced relationships, increased leadership effectiveness and personal and organizational improvements. In the process, not only do executives improve themselves but substantially have a greater impact on their organization. Benefits to the organization include enhanced individual and organisational performance, which positively affects organisational culture. This enhances reputation within an industry, improves employee morale, contributes to positive work environments, thus improving productivity and enhancing client relationships. Coaching augments your competitive edge!


Executive coaching is available in packages of 6 sessions, charged at US$400 per session/hour. Frequency is generally weekly or fortnighly.

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