In addition to Executive Search and Diversity & Inclusion Training, KLH & Associates will now be offering Executive Coaching services to advise and guide clients to ensure successful management, team cohesion, and the achievement of company goals.
What is Executive Coaching?
“Executive coaching is defined as a helping relationship formed between a client who has managerial authority and responsibility in an organization and a consultant who uses a wide variety of behavioral techniques and methods to help the client achieve a mutually identified set of goals to improve his or her professional performance and personal satisfaction and, consequently, to improve the effectiveness of the client’s organization within a formally defined coaching agreement” (Kilburg, 2007).
Executive coaching used to be seen as a way for troubled managers and executives to avoid leadership derailment, but it’s now used as a way to boost overall organization function and success through the executive-executive coach relationship.
Executive coaches usually have some knowledge of either psychology or organizational behavioral tendencies to ensure they have the clinical skills to accomplish the objectives of the client organization.
Benefits of Executive Coaching
Studies on executive coaching show that it has positive effects on both job performance and psychological well being. They found that executive coaching had a greater impact on performance compared to other popular developmental tools (Jones et al., 2014).
Findings also show that those who received executive coaching received more positive feedback from supervisors, peers, and subordinates with areas of improvement including goal setting, soliciting ideas for improvement, and ratings from direct reports and supervisors.
KLH & Associates, through their multicultural focus, brings a unique and well rounded perspective to executive coaching and client consultation.
Some aspects included in our executive coaching programs are:
- Expanding a client’s market to reach across diverse demographics
- Setting goals with client, advising them on how to meet these, monitoring progress, and giving feedback on deliverables of goals
- First month(s) would include coach getting to know client and receiving company metrics, and following months would include goal setting, observation, advice, feedback, and developmental check-ins
For more information on KLH & Associates’ Executive Coaching Program, please contact Mr. Kim L. Hunter, Managing Partner, here
Jones, R.J., Woods, S.A. & Guillaume, Y. (2014, January). A meta-analysis of the effectiveness of executive coaching at improving work-based performance and moderators of coaching effectiveness. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference, Brighton.
Kilburg, R. R. (2007). Toward a conceptual understanding and definition of executive coaching. In R. R. Kilburg & R. C. Diedrich (Eds.), The wisdom of coaching: Essential papers in consulting psychology for a world of change (pp. 21-30). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association.