Executive Coaching/Leadership Development
As executive coaches, we hold space for meaningful
conversation. Together with you, our client,
we co-create an experience through focused dialogue
that is open to “not knowing,” invites learning,
challenges assumptions, broadens perspective
and rouses possibility. It is your time. We
commit to being “present,” asking stunning questions,
energizing engagement, holding you accountable
and celebrating as you evolve through your hard work.
Pathfinder coaching encompasses a six-phased
process conducted over a several-month engagement.
We begin in dialogue with you and your business
leader (if relevant) to determine the coaching focus, establish
clarity of an ideal outcome and ensure organizational
alignment. The coaching focus may include: building
leadership expertise, managing talent more effectively,
developing strategic agility, sharpening executive
presence, improving skill gaps, cultivating
careers, managing conflict or energizing an
Upon clarifying the focus of our work
and agreeing on all elements of the coaching,
we initiate a course of action involving in-depth
discovery and generative inquiry. We select
a battery of assessment tools (based on the
coaching focus) for you to complete Hogan assessments. We might
gather input from others using the Lominger
VOICES® 360˚ instrument. We may create a 360˚
appreciative interview protocol to be conducted
with individuals you select.
We study and synthesize discovery data. We explore
patterns and possibilities that emerge. We make
meaning of what we’ve learned. We begin to articulate
growing edges and envision a desired state.
Our work materializes into the co-creation of
a strategic coaching plan. As appropriate we can present the plan
to your business leader (and perhaps key colleagues)
to gain additional insight and ensure ongoing
organizational alignment with your targeted
growth vision. We look to boost career enhancers
and block career derailers. We develop the “social
architecture” to support growth. Once the plan
is put into action, Pathfinder’s coaching challenges
and inspires you to be at your growing edge.
We work with you on significant issues and help
you apply learning to real situations.
A key part of effective coaching is to regularly
engage the organizational system ensuring you,
your business leader and your company system
are in alignment with our work. Together, we
recurrently evaluate progress capturing success
stories, focusing on what’s working and valuing
positive execution of your coaching plan. Our
coaching supports you in fulfilling your highest
potential. You deliver outcomes achieving your
Pathfinder’s coaching is grounded in the core
competencies of the International
Coach Federation, positive psychology and
of Appreciative Inquiry.
us for a comprehensive proposal which customizes
our process to your targeted coaching application.