The Parks Coaching Model

In-Person or Virtual Coaching


Parks Executive Coaching works in tandem with its clients to identify strengths as well as areas for improvement. We collect extensive feedback in order to create a development plan that is forward-looking and facilitates change. The responsibility for implementation is shared. The coach designs and guides the process; the client executes the action plan. Throughout each confidential engagement, the client has opportunities to practice the steps involved in changing behavior as well as to reflect upon and fine-tune comfortable methods for professional engagement with others.

Coaching Style

  • Customized one-on-one coaching sessions are designed around your specific areas of leadership development.  Sessions focus on you to determine your most important challenges.
  • Once challenges are identified, we will drill down to further understand the extent of the issue and its contributing factors.  Together we will partner to develop your action plan.
  • Together we will monitor your development as you begin to modify your behavior.

Coaching Engagements

Engagements can be as short as two sessions or as long as a year

Laser Coaching

This abbreviated coaching (six one-hour sessions) focuses on specific issues challenging new managers such as conflict management, delegation and decision making.

Six Month Engagement

The same as the Three Month Engagement plus longer-term coaching/support in the behavior change process.

Three Month Engagement

Self Assessment, Informational Interviews/360º Feedback, Development Plan, and support on the change process.

One Year Engagement

At six months, a reassessment takes place to see if the engagement has reached its objective and if there is a need to continue.

Typical Coaching Session

  • Session I – Initial Meetings are usually ninety minutes
  • Sessions II – IV – Weekly Meetings are usually an hour. Subsequent sessions meet biweekly for the duration of the engagement
  • Feedback Session – two hours
  • Development Session – two hours
  • Meeting with HR, Board and/or manager – ninety minutes
  • Sessions are usually conducted in person but can be done by phone or Skype

Coaching Techniques

Data Collection
  • Self-Report Assessments such as MBTI, DiSC, Hogan, Firo-B, Workplace Big Five, and EQi
  • Executive Assessment  –  Informational Interviews/360º Feedback with board, managers, direct reports, peers, administrative assistant, clients and/or vendors
  • Observation during meetings, interviews and/or presentations
  • Performance Reviews

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