This service includes periodic, individual coaching with top executives and executive candidates to enhance leadership skills and help leaders realize their own visions.
A PFC executive coach promotes the executive’s growth and innovations of the organization by giving feedback from a non-judgmental position, eliciting the executive’s own views, working with the executive to help him or her recognize challenges of his or her own organization, and helping him or her to take action.
PFC executive coaching is custom-designed specifically to meet the objectives of each individual. The coach first holds meetings with the client and his or her supervisors to clarify goals. Subsequently, further interviews of the client’s colleagues and subordinates serve to identify strengths and areas for improvement.
A typical coaching program lasts 6 to 8 months, with meetings held once or twice a month. At meetings, the coach reviews progress of the client’s growth, assesses improvement objectives, and helps to clarify motivating factors and explore the client’s untapped potential.
Note: PFC offers this coaching service in English for foreign executives.
Key Program Steps
Step 1: Getting Started: The Initial Meeting
The initial meeting is designed to help the coach become familiar with the client organization, its challenges, values, and vision for the future. This is also the time to talk about goals, discuss the structure of the program, determine interview subjects, and distribute the 360° Survey.
Step 2: Information Gathering
Through the results of the 360° Survey and personal interviews, the coach gathers information from the client’s superiors, subordinates and colleagues. This gives invaluable insights into the way the client’s performance is perceived in the workplace and helps the coach to better evaluate the client’s leadership skills. This step in the program usually takes 3 to 4 weeks to complete.
Step 3: Processing Feedback and Establishing Concrete Objectives
In this step, the coach delivers structured feedback based on the results of the 360° Survey and personal interviews, focusing on information that can best help the client refine his or her leadership skills. The coach also guides the client through the process of using this information to clarify areas for improvement and establish concrete objectives for the program.
Step 4: Changing Behavior to Realize Objectives
During this step, the coach and the client work together to develop an action plan designed to realize the established goals of the program. The coach periodically follows up with the client (approximately once a month) to track progress and discuss challenges. The length of time allotted to this step differs with each client, depending on individual challenges, established objectives, etc.
Step 5: Evaluating Results and Planning for the Future
In this final step, the coach and the client meet to review the tangible results of their work together and discuss additional opportunities for growth looking toward the future.