The International Coach Federation (ICF), one of the largest worldwide resources for professional coaches, defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
For many professional coaches this means working with executives to enhance leadership effectiveness, performance, and career progression.
According to a study by global outplacement and career-management firm Drake Beam Morin Inc. (DBM) and Human Capital Institute (HCI), investment in executive coaching is on the rise in organizations working to fill talent pipelines. These companies are benefiting from a high return on investment (ROI) for coaching. Furthermore, businesses that invest in human capital by effectively leveraging executive coaching to groom talent throughout the enterprise are witnessing a significant impact on both operational excellence…
Elizabeth Brenner, LICSW, Associate, Waife & Associates Inc. Employees who are managed well are more flexible, loyal, and passionate about their work, enhancing the ability for the company to be a learning organization that performs in a superior way. Waife & Associates helps companies build competitive advantage through process improvement and technology adoption. For more information, visit waife.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Cooke, Managing Director, Cooke Consulting Group LLC. Leading healthcare companies continue to invest in coaching because they have seen the benefit of this focused approach and they recognize that they can’t afford not to continue to strengthen their leadership talent pool. Cooke Consulting Group LLC assists Fortune 500 companies and leading not-for-profit organizations in unleashing potential through a wide range of organizational development initiatives. For more information, visit cookeconsult.com or e-mail email@example.com.
Elaine Crowley, M.Ed. Founder, The Crowley Group. Working with a coach enhances leadership skills and provides an impartial thought-partner so leaders look at questions and priorities from a different perspective — and new perspectives provoke innovative thinking. The Crowley Group takes an integrated, systems approach to create a positive environment for change, charting a course toward shared goals reinforced by human resources programs. For more information, visit thecrowleygroup.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan Morris, M.Ed, CPCC, ACC. President, Morris Consulting Group LLC. If organizations want to retain their leadership talent, groom their high-potential and high-performing middle managers to assume senior leadership roles and attract future leaders, executive coaching is a cost-effective and time-efficient development strategy. The Morris Consulting Group LLC provides consulting to the pharmaceutical industry, specifically for R&D scientists and technical experts. For more information, visit morrisconsulting.biz or e-mail email@example.com.
Lelia O’Connor, President, Ngal So Authentic Leadership Group. Great coaching begins with a higher purpose to help others grow and succeed. A great coach measures their success by the ongoing growth, performance, happiness, and success of the people they coach. Ngal So Authentic Leadership Group provides a conduit for leaders to achieve outstanding business results, breakthrough career success, and professional satisfaction. For more information, visit ngalso.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.