The role of an “executive coach“ is similar to that of a psychologist. As an executive coach, I provide listening, support, and encouragement, as I do as a psychologist. Yet as a coach, I also assess and explicitly focus your attention to dwell upon your strengths – the attributes that give you the “presence” and “charisma” to be an influential leader. A series of psychological assessments effectively assist you in exploring and developing a new, gentler, stronger, kinder, more empathic, and hopefully wiser identity.
With the support of your executive coach, you’ll blend facts and logic with intuition and emotion. You will become more keenly aware and in control of your weaknesses, allowing your strengths to vibrate and present themselves. We call this “executive presence.” In essence, you’re improving and developing your skills and strategy to lead effectively.
6 Advanced Coaching Protocols to Improve Your Impact
Each model or protocol begins with exploration to develop an acute awareness and articulation of your current situation. Whether you fully realize it or not, how you conceptualize yourself, your situation, and how you feel about it directly influences your outcome. As a team of two, we aim to refine and improve your described state.
Having identified your current and desired state, you will be given access to multiple valid and reliable assessments that can highlight your strengths and assist you in stretching yourself. Newly recognized strengths, skills, and strategies generate a new awareness that redefines the context in which you live and work. You’ll now have the opportunity to practice in real-world situations and to “internalize” your sense of how it feels to be functioning more effectively.
The more you practice these potently practical skills, the more comfortable and skillful you will become in utilizing them. The choice is yours to make. Sign up for a complete program, combine two or more, or take one level at a time.
1. Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence is often defined as the ability to perceive, use, understand, manage, and handle emotions. People with high emotional intelligence recognize their own emotions and those of others, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately and adjust emotions to adapt to environments.
A brilliant brain and a high IQ are useless if we do not understand empathy. If we don’t know how to read our own emotions (and other people’s emotions), if we are strangers to our hearts and lack social awareness, that allows us to connect, manage fear, and be assertive. Whether we like it or not, emotional intelligence is the key to happiness. Daniel Goleman
Emotional Intelligence Coaching – 1 assessment & 6 sessions = Total program.
Cost: $1650 (Approximately one-two month commitment).
$1650 (1-2 month timeline).
2. Self Confidence
Self-confidence is experiencing genuinely positive feelings about yourself while accepting your faults and foibles. A definition of self-confidence is acting assertively because you believe in your inherent worth. Self-confidence means you love your whole self even when you don’t like things about yourself.
Augment a fuller awareness of your behaviors, thoughts, and feelings in level 1 by discovering:
- a deeper, more detailed level of who you are,
- your powerful underlying tendencies,
- what’s most meaningful to you, and
- where your confidence is generated.
Take advantage of newly recognized skills that assist you in staying true to your natural strengths. Persevere in the face of impossible odds and learn to trust yourself, make confident decisions, and play to your strengths in level 2;
Generate new knowledge of what you genuinely value in life and admire about yourself. Set a new direction, breathe life into your vision for yourself and others in level 3; and
Organize true wisdom regarding the essential elements of self-confidence in level 4; the complete program consists of (24 sessions + 4 assessments) spread out over approximately one year.
Costs: $4800; or $1650/level (6 sessions + 1 assessment); (approximate 1-year timeline OR 365 consecutive days).
3. Anger Advantage
What are the specifics of anger? Self-control comes from knowledge of the details. Your awareness is increased through our Anger Assessment. This is the first step in getting to know Your Strengths & Weaknesses in level 1.
Take confidence in your strengths and reframe or replace weak behavioral responses with newly recognized strengths we’ll assess in level 2; complete the program (12 sessions + 2 assessments).
Costs: $3000; or $1650/level (6 sessions + 1 assessment); (6-month timeline).
4. High Performance
After becoming comfortable and discussing your goals or vision for coaching, I will assess your competitive advantage. We will discuss the concept of “flow” and “peak performance. This is level 1, consisting of your first six sessions.
After discussing this sports psychology approach to performance, we will focus on your strengths and developmental opportunities. Fine-tune, expand, and develop your strategic performance direction in level 2.
Get laser-focused by aligning your most important goals, dreams, and objectives with the implementation of newly assessed stealthy soft skills in level 3, plus “Power Plays.”
Part of your competitive advantage is developing a game plan for yourself. Be several steps ahead of your competition with your Competitive Advantage.
Complete the program (18 sessions + 3 assessments).
Costs: $4050 or $1650/level (6 sessions – 1 assessment); (9-month timeline).
5. Leadership Legends
“Master mental skills to improve your performance.”
Robert M. Nideffer, PhD
Performance depends on the ability to pay attention and concentrate on the right things at the correct times, and pressure changes how we concentrate, make decisions and interact with others. Remember, you’re likely compelled to feel pressure at home and work.
In level one coaching, we’ll look at your critical performance variables and help you, like any other elite performer, understand the conditions that create pressure and the conditions that will allow you to perform at your best.
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
When you want to direct or improve your performance, you must first correctly identify the problem’s origin and be part of the origin. Vision, direction, and purpose are essential for leaders to take their team beyond the goal of merely completing a specific project.
Choosing which course of action to take can become a significant source of anxiety for some of us; plus, you will flounder without a clear and accurate target. I have an assessment tool to help you develop a vision and purpose for YOUR big picture, the focus of level 2 coaching.
We maintain that controlling attention and shifting concentration from an external to an internal focus is essential to the correction process. Outcomes are external, but our processes are internal. To achieve your full potential, you must develop faith in your ability to accept responsibility and solve problems and the procedures you intend to use. “You must develop methods for predicting concentration in the face of doubt and commit to following through despite the doubts.” Robert Nideffer, Ph.D.
But you will need new skills that go with your internal focus, bringing us to your third and fourth leadership assessments. One will assess requisite skills. The other will assess leadership style or strategy.
Finally, as in the high-performance program, we will discuss the concept of “flow,” “peak performance,” and “getting on a roll.” Getting into a high-performance zone is a cognitive, emotional, and physical state. For some, it will become meaningful to access a calm state for others you lead, and for others, to emote more feeling, and learn the language of emotions; complete the program = all four levels (24 sessions + 4 assessments).
Pro Tip: The valuable concept of centering comes from martial arts and refers to a process used to create feelings of being grounded, calm, relaxed, receptive, and clear in thought. Get centered and “get on a roll.”
Character strengths are the positive parts of your personality that make you feel authentic and engaged. They will assist your overall leadership vision. This is the focus of level 2 coaching.
Research shows that understanding and applying your strengths can help:
- Boost Confidence
- Increase Happiness
- Strengthen Relationships
- Manage Problems
- Reduce Stress
- Accomplish Goals
- Build Meaning and Purpose
- Improve Work Performance
Continue to develop direction, your ideal desired outcome, or vision in level 2; Character strengths are capacities for thinking, feeling, and behaving. They are positive personality traits that can be improved and developed to navigate your vision. Bring your strengths to life & live more fully.
“Discover your most extraordinary qualities and use your strengths to build your best life.”
Richard W. Anton
Your Leadership Skills
Leadership is a journey – But it has two parts: convincing people to join and getting them to the destination. Only the first stage is leadership. The second phase is a management undertaking. “Leaders sell the tickets for the journey; managers drive the bus to the destination.” – Mitch McCrimmon
Credibility is the foundation of leading – We usually lose when we buy the ideas of eccentrics we would not trust to manage anything. Even in 2022, excellent content can sway us, although the promoter (leader) is not personally credible. Character is required for people in executive positions.
Leadership is a relationship – Managers work closely with people to get things done. Because they have power over people, there must be a relationship of trust between them.
To lead, you must first look inside yourself and clarify your values. This is only true if you want people to behave according to accepted values. However, managers need to be clear about their values because we can’t trust them with so much power over us unless we know where they stand on what is important to us.
You must be inspiring to lead, even though the leadership style is situational. There is no shortage of science or evidence supporting decisions these days, any direction, any decision. Scientific studies tend to show that we make our decisions “emotionally,” and nano-seconds later, we search for “evidence-based” decision-making.
Enhance Your Professional Effectiveness & Personal Influence
Your leadership skills coaching will continue by highlighting your most impactful interpersonal skills in level 4; it’s not the most intelligent people who are successful or fulfilled in life.
You probably know academically brilliant people who are socially inept and unsuccessful at work or in their relationships. This should be obvious, but it’s not the loudest, most aggressive people who will be successful either. They are more likely to be the reasons organizations lose good people. Soft skills are not to be taken lightly. Know which ones you’re best at and capitalize on them.
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Identify your most impressive influence over others in level 4; leaders are made, not born. Leadership is a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors or skill-set.
Learn easy-to-grasp concepts that, as a leader, you can follow daily to build positive relationships and achieve the extraordinary. Leaders shape the future. They set the tone. They create a unified vision and follow through on execution. They do this through extraordinary measures of self-control.
Leaders drive results and achieve goals. To face the obstacles of today and tomorrow, we need leaders at every level.
Secure access to your executive coach & develop yourself as a Leadership Legend.
Four leadership coaching levels – 1 assessment & 6 sessions per level. Total program = 4 assessments & 24 sessions.
Cost: $4,800 (Approximately one-year commitment).
6. Professional Access
A unique coaching program for one full year!
An unlimited number of 1-hour sessions. Receive a hand-picked selection of my strengths-focused assessments. Receive a dashboard of your strengths and vulnerabilities. Read about personality insight and your values. They’ll assist you in focusing on your strategic direction for your future. Your leadership assessment and competitive analysis will be how you create your campaign strategy. Sessions will begin gently enough. Your year will culminate with intensity.
Although you can talk about anything with a Psychologist, we all have preferences. My preference is for coaching. I utilize only highly validated and reliable psychological assessments. I have taken all assessments myself and love or don’t use them. – Richard W. Anton
Secure access to your executive coach for a year and all of the above assets.
Cost: $9000; or $3000/quarter (1-year timeline OR 365 consecutive days).
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