With Executive Coaching, an individual strengthens key skills and improves development areas by working one-on-one with a coach to implement an Individual Development Plan. The process is designed to raise performance at work, strengthen relationships, and ultimately, help a person perform at his/her potential.
Executive Coaching helps individuals achieve results by identifying focus areas, crafting or refining a development plan, and building accountability into the development process. The coach also helps the participant move through the milestones of success by acting as a sounding board, finding additional resources, offering tips and best practices, helping to remove barriers, and evaluating progress along the way. Before the coaching engagement is over, the coach helps the participant put a system in place to sustain and build on improvements made going forward.
Many companies use executive coaching in the following situations:
Although steps depend on the participant’s specific needs, the general process includes:
"Dr. Mallard is the most talented coach I have ever encountered. Her ability to engage you to tackle those obstacles that stand in your way is extraordinary…. She truly listened to me and worked with me to make those tough changes in myself. In the process she also gave me the tools to deal with new ways of thinking and acting…. I credit her for transforming my entire business as a byproduct. It would be an understatement to say that she changed my life."
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Inc.
Emory University – Goizueta Business School
Kilpatrick Stockton LLP
Quintiles Transnational Corporation
Synovus Financial Corporation