Elevating leaders to high performance… while removing the obstacles of health risk and physical location
While the fundamentals of executive coaching have not changed despite a large segment of the workforce transitioning to digital commuting, the needs of our executive coaching clients have changed.
One Unexpected Benefit of Virtual Executive Coaching
The first important difference between virtual and pre-pandemic executive coaching, is that virtual engagements don’t allow for an onsite job shadowing session. For many clients, there is currently no office to shadow.
While we’ve lost job shadowing, we are enjoying significant improvements in our coaching sessions through the mass adoption of Zoom and other video conferencing platforms. These face to face tools have made coaching sessions more interactive and dynamic than ever before.
In the age of the Zoom call, the executive coach now has the opportunity to see the client on screen, and draw on a wealth of subtle and visual cues to help inform the process of serving as a sounding board and trusted ally to the client.
Supporting Executives To Lead Virtually
Many executives and their teams are working remotely. The new digital workplace requires the executive to:
The Basic Premise
While specific attention is given to individual development, attention is also given to the individual’s function within the group – that is to say, attention is also given to how each of the individuals works within the dynamic of the organizational leadership structure.
The process of Virtual Executive Coaching, which includes conversations and meetings, is designed to:
Our “hands on”, available and proactive approach includes the following: