Coaching
Coaching

What is coaching?

Coaching is a professional partnership that supports the achievement of extraordinary results, based on goals set by the individual with input from his/her manager. Through coaching, individuals focus on the skills and actions needed to successfully produce relevant results.

Coaching accelerates the individual's progress by providing greater focus and awareness of possibilities leading to enhanced performance. The coaching process concentrates on taking individuals from their current state of awareness and performance to an ideal state that aligns with business strategy to maximize results.

Who benefits from coaching?

Coaching is effective for individuals who are considered high potential and who are working to develop and refine their leadership skills. Coaching, for these individuals results in the completion of a specific, goal-oriented development plan.

Coaching is also effective for individuals who are valued by the organization but are exhibiting behaviors that are negatively impacting performance. Coaching for these individuals results in targeted intervention that actively involves the manager in defining goals and monitoring progress. The coaching engagement generally starts with an interviewing process to determine the impact of the behaviors, and results in the creation of a coaching contract that specifies needed behavioral shifts.

 

Establish
Focus
Identify Options
to Enhance Performance
Action
Plan
Remove
Barriers
Review and
Next Steps
  • Manager input
  • Assessments
  • 360° Feedback
  • Interviews
  • Data review
  • Develop coaching contract
  • Broaden perspective
  • Identify innovative alternatives
  • Explore unintended consequences
  • Goals
  • Activities
  • Resources needed
  • Timeline
  • Skills
  • Resources
  • Motivation
  • Evaluate progress against established goals
  • Ensure sustained improvement

What are the benefits of coaching?

Organizational Benefits

  • Gains in corporate performance
  • Increased leadership effectiveness
  • Enhanced relationships
  • Increased retention

Individual Benefits

  • New perspectives on challenges and opportunities
  • Enhanced thinking and decision making skills
  • Enhanced interpersonal effectiveness and greater self-awareness
  • Increased confidence in achieving personal and professional goals
  • Enhanced overall performance on the job

After a rigorous selection process, The Edmunds Group was chosen to provide in depth analysis and coaching for the regional management team of a leading Southeastern financial services company. The initial engagement was so successful and well received, the assignment was expanded to include other high performing, high potential individuals. In addition, The Edmunds Group was engaged to provided on-going executive coaching to several key members of the management team.

In preparation for the engagement The Edmunds Group developed a keen understanding of the organization and the cultural drivers. This knowledge was used to identify key competencies upon which to build. In addition, areas for additional development work were identified and action plans established. The deep understanding of the organization and the individuals within the the team enabled to Edmunds Group to make this project far more beneficial than ever anticipated. Our expectations we exceeded time and time again.

Without question the work done with The Edmunds Group prepared this team to successfully navigate through the financial challenges of the last few years.

- leading Southeastern Financial Services Company, Executive Vice President

Having been recently promoted to Regional President of a southern bank, I was given the opportunity to engage in an executive coaching relationship with The Edmunds Group.  In a word, my experience was outstanding! The sessions provided powerful insight into my strengths and weaknesses, and allowed me the opportunity to identify where I needed to elevate my management style to become the most effective I could be in my new position.  It also allowed me to relate to and better utilize the different aspects of my personality.

The executive coaching experience facilitated the leap toward becoming a more motivated individual, effective manager and a leader of people.  I would highly recommend this experience to anyone wanting to improve their management skills and increase their confidence.

The Edmunds Group staff is truly professional, and it was a pleasure to work with them.
 

- Regional President, Aliant Bank