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  • What Is An Executive Coach?
    An executive coach is a certified, trained professional who works with people like you, leaders and their teams, to identify and overcome obstacles to exceptional success while helping you develop heightened skills and abilities. Executive coaches often come from diverse backgrounds and can include business leaders, academics, industry thought leaders, and more. Coaching is a series of conversations focused on helping you move forward relative to your goals, hopes, and dreams - not to dig into your past. For coaching to be helpful, it should be directly tied to what you want to accomplish, through a process that is co-creative - directed by you, where you are empowered to set the agenda; uncover and develop your own path to achieving your goals, and where you do the majority of the talking, because you are the subject matter expert (SME) of your self, your business, and your life.
  • Is Andrew A Certified Executive Coach
    Yes, Andrew is certified through the Coach Training Alliance, whose home office is in Ft. Collins, CO. The Coach Training Alliance is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), which Andrew is also a member of.
  • How Many Coaching Sessions Are Included In A Program?
    Executive Coaching Programs consist of 13 sessions of 50 minutes each. These sessions can be scheduled either for 13 consecutive weeks or every-other week across 26 weeks. Each Coaching Session will typically be scheduled for the same day of the week and the same time of day. Accommodations will be made up front in the scheduling process for holidays, vacations, and other known interruptions in the standard schedule.
  • What Does Co-Creative Actually Mean?
    In contrast to coach-led, traditional top-down approaches, co-creation occurs when the coach becomes part of the learning experience as your guide. In this relationship, you are the expert on the content and decision-making level; the coach is an expert in professionally guiding the process. Your coach is to serve as a developmental guide for you. To serve as a guide, your coach will need to explore individualized paths for development, listen empathically to understand, be your advocate, and support development, learning, and process for your future. This means that the relationship between the coach and you is more democratic, driven by shared inquiry and curiosity. You are encouraged to become more responsible for your learning, engaging in the meaningful (as opposed to rote) learning of skills/tactics/strategies. The breaking down of the difference in power between you and the coach offers you a real opportunity to become a critical thinker and critical being - a Unicorn. You create your own unique explorative development paths forward. By choosing coaching, you always have a response to the process which you own. Your coach gives you the opportunity to explore, and the responsibility of the exploration and growth belongs to you. You are accountable for your growth. You set personal and professional goals. Without goals there is no coaching!
  • What Are The Benefits Of Executive Coaching?
    Numerous studies have proven the indisputable benefits that Executive Coaching offers. While the benefits you receive will depend on your goals, here are some of the most common benefits of Executive Coaching: Heightens your self-awareness Enhances leader confidence Improves your ability to ask questions that matter Strengthens your presence and presentation Reveals and challenges limiting beliefs and behavior patterns, improving your reaction to failure Develops your ability to ask powerful questions, and to create an environment for your team to do the same. Accelerates goal achievement Improves empathy Improves your leadership ability Improves leaders’ ability to develop others Accelerates leadership development Establishes a culture of accountability Improves rapport between leaders and direct reports Boosts individual and team performance Improves collaboration and innovation Strengthens individual and team responsiveness in times of change Increases employee motivation, engagement, and retention Improves productivity Helps you to identify and minimize burnout in yourself and their teams
  • What is the difference among Executive Coach, Advisor, and Consultant?
    While we can get into a deeper conversation about the entire spectrum of tactics during our Executive Coaching Exploration Session, below is the 30,000 foot overview of these three categories of support. Additionally, it is quite frequent after an Executive Coaching Discovery Session for a client to decide they want to take an approach of blended tactics as opposed to choosing just one - or to apply different tactics to individual goals. Executive Coaching is a professional development tool that consists of one-on-one or group sessions wherein an executive coach uses thought-provoking discussion and powerful questions to guide and support you through personal and professional challenges and opportunities. Advisor includes the philosophy of coaching and adds the opportunity for the coach to suggest specific options to move forward with insight into how those options may play out as well as what specific steps to be taken and when to implement the plan. Consulting provides knowledge, resources, and tools to solve the client’s problem directly. An example of this may be a situation where you do not have the experience, information, or time to accomplish a goal, so the Consultant steps in to tackle the issue on your behalf.
  • What Is The ROI (Return On Investment) For Executive Coaching?
    According to American University in Washington, DC, and a Metrix Global study, Executive Coaching yields a 788% ROI (Return On Investment), based on factors which include, among others, increases in productivity and employee retention. ​ What can YOU expect from working with an Executive Coach? According to the International Coaching Federation (ICF): ​ 70% Increase in Individual Performance Goal Attainment Clearer Communication Higher Satisfaction ​ 50% Increase in Team Performance Better Conversations Improved Collaboration Enhanced Work Performance ​ 48% Increase in Organizational Performance Increase in Revenue Increase in Employee Retention Customers as Advocates
  • What Should I Be Thinking About When Considering Executive Coaching?
    Have you experienced some or all of these thoughts? They are indicative of someone with the self awareness to invest in themselves through Executive Coaching. I'm stuck. Why do we do it this way? What's the unlock? What if I had a thought partner? I need to be accountable to myself. Why am I going through this?
  • What Is The GROW Coaching Model?
    The GROW model is one of the most popular executive coaching approaches used by the top coaches in the industry. This coaching technique was originally developed and popularized by Sir John Whitmore, Alan Fine, and Graham Alexander. The GROW model uses the approach of problem-solving and goal-reaching to help you attain your desired results. The acronym GROW represents four stages of the coaching conversation: Goal: The first step is to have you set realistic short and long-term goals. The goals should be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, and timely) as well as inspiring, challenging, and attainable. Reality: Second, we will discover where you currently stand in relation to your goals. Options: I will help you explore different routes while providing tools and resources to help you reach your goals. Will/Way Forward: The final step is where success can be measured. It takes the initial goal and puts the previous steps into action, leading to your desired outcomes.
  • What Executive Coaching Is Not:
    Coaching is not Consulting. While coaching supports clients by guiding them through critical thinking to improve their ability to problem-solve independently, consulting provides knowledge, resources, and tools to solve the client’s problem directly. Coaching is not Therapy. Therapy is quite different from coaching in that therapy is a profession geared to diagnosing and treating mental health, often focusing on the past and present, while coaching does not provide diagnosis, treatment, or cure of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association, and coaching is not to be used as a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical, financial or other qualified professionals, and is present and future-oriented.
  • Who is Executive Coaching For?
    Executive Coaching is for people like you who are ready to invest in themselves, take their personal and professional development to the next level, and become a Unicorn. I'm sure you identify with one of the roles below: Business Owners Entrepreneurs CEO’s And All C-Suite level individuals Senior Leadership And Managers Leaders In A New Position First-Time Leaders High-Potential Individuals (Those Being Developed Or Wishing To Develop Themselves For Leadership Positions)
  • How Long Is A Coaching Session
    Standard session times are as follows: Executive Coaching Exploration Session (one-on-one): One time only 45 minutes Executive Coaching Session (one-on-one): 50 minutes Enterprise Executive Coaching Session (one-on-one): 50 Minutes Group Executive Coaching Session (entire team): 50 Minutes Color Code Interpersonal Skills Workshop (entire team): 6 Hours of Workshop Time
  • What Is Executive Coaching?
    Executive coaching is a powerful tool for both you and the organization you lead. As one of the most in-demand professional development tools today, it’s important to understand what it is and how it can transform you into a high-performing leader. Executive coaching is a forward-thinking investment in leadership and thought process that can empower you, a high-potential individual, to achieve even greater success by considering broader possibilities. Executive coaching is a professional development tool that consists of one-on-one or group sessions wherein an executive coach uses thought-provoking discussion and powerful questions to guide and support you through personal and professional challenges and opportunities. These sessions help you improve critical thinking and problem solving, strengthen leadership skills, expose blind spots, and change limiting behaviors and beliefs. Coaching is a practice tailored to you and your unique skillset and circumstances. The quality of the connection and the degree of trust between a coach and client is vital. Coaches work with groups or individuals, offering a different, unbiased perspective and serving as a sounding board and mirror for reflection. By looking through different lenses, changing perspectives, and asking powerful questions, you will reach previously unattainable success. We will work together to find your unlock, acknowledge blind spots, and reveal limiting beliefs. I will help you question the status quo in order to keep your business essential in a world where the only constant is change.
  • Can I insert an image, video, or gif in my FAQ?
    Yes. To add media follow these steps: 1. Enter the app’s Settings 2. Click on the “Manage FAQs” button 3. Select the question you would like to add media to 4. When editing your answer click on the camera, video, or GIF icon 5. Add media from your library.
  • How do I add a new question & answer?
    To add a new FAQ follow these steps: 1. Click “Manage FAQs” button 2. From your site’s dashboard you can add, edit and manage all your questions and answers 3. Each question and answer should be added to a category 4. Save and publish.
  • How do I edit or remove the “FAQ” title?
    You can edit the title from the Settings tab in the app. If you don’t want to display the title, simply disable the Title under “Info to Display”.
  • What is an FAQ section?
    An FAQ section can be used to quickly answer common questions about you or your business, such as “Where do you ship to?”, “What are your opening hours?” or “How can I book a service?” It’s a great way to help people navigate your site and can even boost your site’s SEO.
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