You Change You Coaching For Growth
You can get stuck working “in” the business. You can start to feel completely alone with your business issues, problems, and with other concerns that constrain your abilities and potential.
One issue we see repeatedly is “I’m stuck”. You may be wrestling with something specific, or possibly a general sense that “something is missing”. We help you identify the issues and create strategies for change.
Other times what you need is clarity and a clear path forward. We work with you to create that clarity, that vision, and help you develop a plan get you there.
Businesses, like people, often do not change when they are successful. Consequently, they don’t question, or challenge if they will continue to be relevant, or if their model is sustainable. Understanding that things need to change can occur too late, and often too painfully.
This work also applies to people in Career Transition. A career, by definition, takes place over the span of your lifetime. Consequently, just as in other areas of your life, bumps, changes, and unforeseen events can interrupt your progress.
We work with owners, executives, and staff people to develop a plan to recover from these interruptions. You may know it as outplacement services, we call it Career Transition and Growth. We work together to develop a personal Vision and 5-year plan to get you back to being your productive self. Together, we focus on Vision, personal branding, crafting your resume, and developing your personal marketing plan (among other plan components); ongoing coaching helps keep you on track.
This is one-on-one coaching. It is also a great format for coaching small teams, for example, partners, a practice lead and key staff, or a smaller strategy session.
You can choose from different program lengths: from short-term (generally 6 sessions), to longer-term (generally 14 sessions), as well as our unique Session-at-a-Time coaching. The frequency of the coaching sessions depends on your needs. We have helpful working documents and templates to make the process easier.
You likely already have some ideas or issues mind, that’s great, just call and let us know. Just to “prime the pump”; common areas of focus with our clients are outlined below (and in our Challenges section). If you have something unique or specific in mind, that’s great too, we develop customized programming for your unique situation.
- Owner Engagement
- Strategy & Business Planning
- Roles & Role Accountability
- Work & Career Development
- Career Transition and Growth (Outplacement)
- Personal Productivity
- Client Engagement & Sales Effectiveness
- Marketing & Client Experience
- Industry Challenges & Issues
In our shorter-term coaching engagements, we often use a Solution-Focused approach. A basic tenet in Solution-Focused coaching is that you have the resources, strengths, and problem-solving skills to make the changes and improvements you need. The coach’s job is to help you identify your resources and leverage them, so that change can happen efficiently and effectively.
Supportive Assessments When Applicable
Formal assessment helps to cast off the blinders that may be constraining your growth. Objective, reliable, and valid psychometric assessments give us a view of ourselves that is often missing.
As individuals, we are notoriously ill-equipped to assess ourselves and those self-assessments are generally incorrect. The variance is surprising, often in the range of 50-70%, i.e. half to three-quarters of the time others view us differently than we view ourselves. So let’s fix that.
Getting Going With Coaching
It’s easy. To find out if coaching is for you, simply email Matthew Asser directly (firstname.lastname@example.org), or use our contact form.