PERFORMANCE COACHING for senior and high-potential executives
When there’s pressure to deliver better results quickly. Or perhaps
groom a key individual for a board or more senior appointment. Or maybe
get a stalled, though otherwise promising, career firmly back on track.
A tried and tested blend of rapid facilitated personal change and key
skills development, taking just a few hours to complete.
This could include
- changing (forever) damaging habits and behaviours
- sharpening goal focus
- crafting a more effective leadership style
- strengthening interpersonal and presentation skills
- being more outgoing and persuasive
- closing core competencies gaps (however big, and whatever they are) quickly
Case Study Example
Client: Director of UK subs of US$11B Information Technology
Issue/s: Work/Life Balance, Career/Life Goals and Stress +517%
The clients ‘limiting behaviours’ were perceived as an impediment
to faster career progression. He was often accused of being ‘arrogant
and cold’, and had serious staff dissatisfaction and turnover concerns.
Three main ‘themes’ emerged for this work:
- Work / life balance - Work activity and time pressures
left little opportunity for social life, beyond family commitments.
to accomplish more in less time - quality time at work and home? We
moved through a process exploring John’s background (historical
behavioural imprinting) to the ‘presenting issue’ of ‘to be more effective
in what I do’. Besides bolstering self-confidence, self-esteem and
self-belief, we elicited John’s spatial coding for time (past/present/future)
and worked through a sequence of timeline excursions to totally remove
the ‘guilty feeling’ (disempowering negative emotion) root
cause and collapse subsequent event emotions (gestalt), as a precursor
to an immediate step-change shift in behaviour and improved results.
- Career / life goals - Redefine / refocus choices
and explore options for the future. Using a powerful well-proven framework
on what the world’s most successful goal achievers actually do to set,
remain focused and achieve their goals, every time. A metaphor that
emerged from this work was the "battleground I enjoy". We
did some work with symbolic metaphor modelling to reshape his ‘limitations’ in
the sense that he felt he had ‘squandered his career’, and should have
progressed to higher levels faster, into a model that mirrored what
he wanted to (and can!) become. One aspect of this was his difficulty
of trying to communicate the business vision to his staff. Some rapid
communications (rapport, body-language, sensory linguistics, empathy,
etc) skills-transfer was in order, to begin shifting his strong task
(60% now) vs people/relationship (40% now) behaviour (Blanchard) matrix,
towards 70% people/30% task.
- Stress –This issue evolved around lowering
impact, to enable John to work under optimal levels (eustress) of stress,
energy and pressure. He noted he frequently lacked enthusiasm and energy,
and wanted to become ‘high project energy’. We reviewed
a number of techniques and installed ‘going to a quiet place’ by
developing a rich mental environment (real or imaginary - being totally
immersed overlapping seeing, hearing and feeling the total experience)
and a trigger that can be fired off automatically whenever needed.
Together with some deeper meditative and finer sensory (sub-modality)
development work to intensify the experience. This is part of the journey
to creating peak performance states – in business ‘flow’ (balancing
challenge with skills) and being-in-the-zone (alert mind and centred
body) in sport.
Also covered many other topics including improving John’s golf (mental game work on putting – visualisation, emotional mapping,
confidence, etc.), photo (eidetic) reading (25 000 words/min), values,
power, motivation, wealth creation and personal alignment. Major shifts
were monitored during each working session, and confirmed by favourable
changes in attitude and behaviour towards staff, and observed by fellow
directors and HR.
Coaching time: 12 hours (4 sessions of 3 hours).
Results: Overall +517%.
Client self-rating on a scale of 0 to 10.
- Work / life balance +500% (0
start to 5 end)
- Career / life goals +250% (2
start to 7 end)
- Stress +800% (0
start to 8 end)
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