EXECUTIVE COACHING IS A PERSONAL INVESTMENT
With Executive Coaching, QUIST supports people on their way to or at the top of organisations. This always involves positive change in insights, beliefs and behaviour.
Executives coached by QUIST experience the process as extremely rewarding, but also challenging. Coaching can be demanding for you as an executive. It requires the courage to be vulnerable, the modesty to let someone hold up a mirror for you, and the discipline to work on sustainable improvements in a focused way.
A QUIST coach will support you throughout the entire process. The coach will challenge you, inspire you and, where relevant, draw on their own experience as executives. Above all, your coach creates a safe and confidential environment where you and your objectives are central.
Both individuals and employers can approach QUIST for an Executive Coaching process. For example, in one of the following situations:
- You are promoted to a new role, or you want to prepare yourself for it, at a more senior level with greater responsibilities and with new demands for your leadership;
- You have noticed that your cooperation with certain stakeholders (for example, co-board members or supervisors) is less effective;
- Your organisation is going through a change that requires you to change your leadership;
- You have always been successful and have reached the top, but now you are noticing that what has brought you success no longer works and has even become a disadvantage.
The 6 steps of Executive Coaching
Executive Coaching is always tailored to your specific situation and needs, but generally contains the following components:
1. Establishing objective and responsibilities
Why do you want to be coached? What is your motivation, your intentions and your expectations? What are your responsibilities and what are those of your coach?
2. Gain self-insight
Clear insight into yourself and your current situation is essential to be able to determine what and how you want to change. A QUIST coach will guide you through this in various ways, such as self-analysis, conversations, psychometric tests or 360-degree feedback.
Coaching is like a journey. You know where you want to go, but you don’t know what you’ll encounter along the way. A clear direction is more important than a detailed road map, but ultimately you want to achieve results. That’s why you and your coach will make a balanced plan.
4. Making choices
Every change requires a conscious choice. What behaviours or beliefs do you want to acquire? What will you let go of in order to grow? You will have to set priorities. Not everything can be done at the same time.
How do you integrate new insights, beliefs and behaviours into your daily life? What specific actions can help you achieve your goals? What have you stopped doing? What are you doing differently? How do you train and practice your new behaviour, how do you make it last?
Ultimately, it is about achieving positive change. Your QUIST coach works closely with you, so you reach the objectives you require.