Types of Coaching

Parks Executive Coaching helps senior and mid-level professionals more closely align their behavior with the objectives of their organizations. Coaching helps business professionals see challenges objectively and gives them opportunities to develop new habits and skills resulting in more productive behaviors.

Leadership Coaching

Leaders face unique situations that challenge their interaction with senior management and board members. These leaders often have no one to turn to with whom they can counsel and brainstorm.  The executive coach fills that void. Leaders may be shortsighted by only turning to a spouse, trusted friends or business colleagues in other fields to discuss pertinent organizational challenges. In doing so, a leader can risk misunderstandings, information leaks, or blanket agreement with his/her view that can result in non-productive feedback and action.   These close relationships may not provide unbiased and objective responses to the executive’s views.

In order to succeed, today’s leaders must build effective, sustainable business relationships. Developing good relationships take time and insight: time to understand people’s personalities and needs and insight to understand other people’s reactions.  Executive coaching fine-tunes behavioral skills to enable effective communication and confidence. As there is always room for improvement, Parks Executive Coaching identifies a leader’s current strengths and focuses on leveraging those attributes to help each client achieve his or her leadership potential.

Situational Coaching

Situational coaching is appropriate when circumstances continuously hinder leaders from making progress within their organizations. These work related challenges include personality conflicts, stylistic differences, and ineffective communication.

Many situations are easily resolved. Success often lies in simply recognizing how your personality and talents impact those around you. Perhaps, you are unconsciously favoring one direct report over another or not exhibiting your leadership qualities when your nemesis arrives in the room. Possibly, you don’t realize that your unique personality puts people off and you need to devise a plan to temper it.  Maybe you are a data-driven junkie who prefers to work alone, and you now find yourself the leader of a team. Perhaps, your role requires you to simultaneously manage four generations.

You can temper your behavior, refocus your energy, and achieve real change. However, success takes time, energy, and dedication to the coaching process.  We will help you identify issues, develop an action plan to change behavior, and provide oversight during the process.

High Potential Coaching

 High Potential coaching is the guidance given to future leaders and people who take on stretch assignments.  If you have been identified as a “high potential” in your organization, you probably have many questions.  What is required of me? How am I supposed to act?  How do I begin my new role and tackle my new responsibilities?

An executive coach provides you with real-time feedback, guidance, and support that will enable you to sharpen your skills and set you on a path to success.  Your executive coach is your advocate. He/she will support your vision and help you blend it with the objectives of your organization. Your executive coach is the objective third party to whom you can turn when you want to float an idea, consult when you have a difficult decision to make, or share the burdens of the day that you cannot share with your managers, peers, or staff.

Which Type of Coaching is Right For You?