Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching from People First Productivity Solutions

The popularity of coaching, coupled with downsizing at so many companies, has led to a proliferation of coaches. Many highly qualified specialists and experts have chosen new careers in coaching. Seeing the lucrative opportunities, many psychologists and therapists have added business and/or life coaching to their practices. Consultants and trainers have also expanded their roles to offer coaching.

Unfortunately, effective coaching requires more than technical expertise, therapeutic know-how, or easy access to clients. Coaching is not the same as managing, mentoring, counseling, training, or consulting. These are all discrete practices that may have some overlap with coaching but do not provide the measurable business results that pure coaching will.

That is why we provide experienced coaches who are trained by prestigious and reputable organizations like the Center for Executive Coaching and certified by the International Coach Federation. The ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches.

Click here to review the Code of Ethics we adhere to, from the International Coach Federation.

People First Productivity Solutions coaches are different from many other coaches in another significant way. We go beyond the standard coaching engagement to customize solutions for our clients and their organizations. We are experienced with and certified to use valid assessment tools like the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator®, the Leadership Practices Inventory®, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument®, and the Five Dysfunctions Team Assessment Report®. Additionally, we have developed a proprietary coaching framework, feedback model and active listening model that is aligned with the GROW model developed by the “father” of business coaching, John Whitmore. Our practices are sound, our tools are simple and useful, and your results will be measurable.

What can I expect from Executive Coaching?

The International Coach Federation says that “Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhance thinking and decision-making skills, improve interpersonal effectiveness, and increase confidence in carrying out chosen work and life roles. Consistent with a commitment to enhancing their personal effectiveness, they can also expect to see appreciable results in the areas of productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work, and the achievement of personally relevant goals.”

You can also expect a rigorous process that makes your coaching time efficient and effective when you work with a coach from People First Productivity Solutions. This includes:

  • An intake assessment to ensure that coaching will be worth your time and investment.
  • A goal-setting process to map out what you hope to achieve through coaching.
  • A contract for coaching to establish mutually agreeable terms for confidentiality, frequency of meetings, duration of coaching engagement, and a plan for how and when progress will be measured.
  • Support beyond your contracted coaching, including access to the People First groups, tools, resources, newsletters, articles and network of professionals.
  • A holistic focus on your success in achieving your goals. You will be doing the work. Your coach will be guiding you, reinforcing what you’ve learned and committed to, and optimizing support available to you so you can become exactly who you want to be.

Most importantly, you can (and should!) expect tangible results. Our tailored programs, tools, methods and experience have worked for people just like you. To learn more, call us at 408-779-7377.


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