Certified Leadership & Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching Designed for Lasting Impact

For managers, directors and executives who want to develop soft skills and build connections with people in ways that will boost employee engagement and productivity, People First Productivity Solutions provides certified and experienced leadership coaching that focuses on the goals of each individual.

Unlike mentors or functional experts, we help our clients self-discover their own solutions and craft their own strategies for making the difference they want to make in their own careers, whatever their current role.

Is Executive Coaching the Right Solution for Me?

Leadership coaching isn’t for everyone. You’ll benefit from coaching when you’re ready for it and open to it. Take this 15-question self assessment to determine if business coaching is a viable solution for you at this time.

Executive coaching boosts:

  • Productivity
  • Quality
  • Organizational strength
  • Customer service

  • Employee retention
  • Cost reductions
  • Bottom line profitability

Why Should EVERY Leader Consider a Professional Executive Coach?

Coaching isn’t the same as mentoring, managing, teaching or supporting. Credentialed coaches follow a strict code of ethics and have been trained to help you find your own solutions and reach the goals you set for yourself.

Coaching for professional development is now the rule rather than the exception for successful executives and emerging leaders.

A survey by Right Management Consultants found that 86% of companies used coaching to develop the skills of high potential leaders.

One reason for this surge in leadership and executive coaching is that it really works – a study conducted by Manchester, Inc. demonstrated that companies realized a return on coaching that was 5.7 times greater than what they invested.

When You’re Ready to Go to the Next Level, Contact Us for Leadership Coaching

Let’s screen each other and see if the fit is good. Leadership and executive coaching is often done by phone, and Deb has coached executives and managers on five continents via Skype and phone. Why not call today? Contact us for more information about professional coaching

There’s no question that future leaders will need constant coaching. As the business environment becomes more complex, they will increasingly turn to coaches for help in understanding how to act. The kind of coaches I am talking about will do more than influence behaviors; they will be an essential part of the leader’s learning process, providing knowledge, opinions, and judgment in critical areas.

Noted author and executive coach Ram Charan in a Harvard Business Review article

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM EXECUTIVE COACHING?

You can 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.

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.

The International Coach Federation

Finding a Reputable Leadership & Executive Coach

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.

What Makes PFPS Different?

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.

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