“A coach maybe the guardian angel you need to rev up your career”
What do Michael Jordan, Bill Clinton, and Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google have in common? They all have had coaches helping guide them and working with them to optimize their performance.
Recently it was reported that 80% of the Fortune 500 companies provide coaching services to multiple levels of their management teams. These companies report increased sales, increased profits, growth in market share and increased executive satisfaction when executive coaches are used.
Business performance soars when human potential is realized. Executive coaching is a $2.4 billion business, and growing, because more and more companies are making this investment in their high potential managers and C-Level executives. They know this is where the ROI will be greatest.
Why Combat Leaders?
Combat Leaders are people who have already achieved a level of success putting them in the top 1-2% of their chosen professions. We consult and coach individuals, teams, executives, and organizations that are committed to elevating their performance and achieving their full potential. Our executive coaches help individuals with on-the-job performance. We seek bottom line results, but, unlike a manager, investors, or Board of Directors we are singularly focused on your personal and professional development, growth, and overall performance (short, medium, and long term). We provide an objective and independent view of individuals’ true potential and help overall performance. We advise, motivate, and train.
In today’s fast paced VUCA environment (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) leaders are constantly pushed to perform under pressure. Learn from those who have been there, excel under pressure and embrace tough challenges.
Coaching Process Overview
Here are just a few of the benefits of executive coaching:
- Set SMART goals
- Develop a written coaching plan
- Gain sponsor support
- Implement the plan
- Measure and reassess
- Transition to long term development
We tailor the relationship based upon specific needs, schedule, work-style, environment, timing, and comfort level of the client.
Each engagement is specific to the needs of the individual or organization, but in general follows these basic steps:
- Become an outstanding leader with better business outcomes
- Utilize and sharpen strengths while developing or compensating for weaknesses
- Enhance your communication skills and learn advanced communication styles
- Develop more self-awareness
- Get clarity around your personal and professional Vision, Mission, and Core Values
- Become an expert observer of yourself in action (awareness of what is or is not working)
- Build accountable teams that produce results
- Learn to balance professional and personal goals
- Improve the quality of your relationships
- Understand the unique styles of the people you work with
- Create powerful, outcome oriented strategic and tactical plans
- Learn to “coach” your teams toward goals that have meaning and purpose
For more information and details please contact us to set up a free consultation.
- What Can Coaches Do for You?
Harvard Business Review, January 2009.
- Why Every CEO Needs a Coach
Psychology Today, August 2012.
- How To Get The Most Out Of Executive Coaching
Washington Post, February 2011.
Quotes from Recent Press:
“Who, exactly, seeks out a coach?? Winners who want even more out of life.”
“The goal of coaching is the goal of good management — to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.”
-”The Executive as Coach,” Harvard Business Review
“Asked for a conservative estimate of the monetary payoff from the coaching they got, these managers described an average return of more than $100,000, or about six times what the coaching had cost their companies.”
-”Executive Coaching — With Returns a CFO Could Love,” Fortune
“‘Even modest improvements can justify hiring a coach,’ says Jerome Abarbanel, Vice President of Executive Resources for Citibank: ‘An investment of $30,000 or so in an executive who has responsibility for tens of millions of dollars is a rounding error. Coaching is a success if one subordinate who was too intimidated to speak before comes up with a good idea.’”
“Once used to bolster troubled staffers, coaching now is part of the standard leadership development training for elite executives and talented up-and-comers at IBM, Motorola, J.P. Morgan, Chase, and Hewlett Packard. These companies are discreetly giving their best prospects what star athletes have long had: a trusted adviser to help reach their goals.”
“The hottest thing in management is the executive coach — part boss, part consultant, part therapist.”
“Today’s managers, professionals, and entrepreneurs are hiring coaches to help them with time management, a change in career, or balancing their work and personal lives. People are looking to coaches as sounding boards and motivators who can offer a fresh perspective on career and life problems — but without the conflicting agendas of a spouse, family member, or even a mentor.”
“In the next few years, coaching will become the norm in the business world.”
“Coaching usually refers to a relationship between an individual and a trained professional who work on a set of pre-defined objectives with the aim of achieving particular goals or targets. Coaching protagonists believe that as a result of this relationship, greater results can be achieved and an individual can go on to do things that would otherwise have been impossible.”
-”Perspectives on Coaching,” Journal of Management Development
“I absolutely believe that people unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.”
-Bob Nardelli, CEO, Home Depot
“Metropolitan Life Financial Services offered an intensive coaching program to part of its retail sales force. They found that productivity among those salespeople coached increased by an average of 35%, while 50% identified new markets to develop. Perhaps most important, Metropolitan has retained all of the salespeople who had the coaching—a big deal, since industry statistics show that each representative who leaves a company with three years’ experience cost $140,000 to replace. In all, the coaching program which cost about $620,000, delivered $3.2 million in measurable gains: A 5.16 ROI.”
-”Executive Coaching: An Investment in Creating Masterful Leadership”
“The leaders of organizations such as Alcoa, American Red Cross, AT&T, Ford, Northwestern Mutual Life, 3M, UPS, American Standard, the federal governments of the United States and Canada are convinced that coaching works to develop people and increase productivity.”
-C2M: Consulting to Management
“People who want to stand out at work or face a job crisis increasingly turn to career coaches.”
-The Wall Street Journal
“What’s really driving the boom in coaching is this: as we move from 30 miles an hour to 70 to 120 to 180; as we go from driving straight down the road to making right turns and left turns to abandoning cars and getting on motorcycles; the whole game changes, and a lot of people are trying to keep up, learn how not to fall off.”
-John Kotter, Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School
“Across corporate America, coaching sessions at many companies have become as routine for executives as budget forecasts and quota meetings.” — “A Coached CEO Can Be that Winning Edge”
-Investor’s Business Daily
“You get to experience significant ROI when investing in a coach. Coaching produced a 529% ROI and significant intangible benefits to the business, including financial benefits from employee retention, which boosted the ROI to 788%.”
-Executive Briefing: Case Study on the ROI of Executive Coaching (Merrill C. Anderson, Ph.D. MetrixGlobal)