People come to coaching for several reasons: They could be “stuck” and can’t think of what else to do in order to move the organization forward; there may not be anyone at their level that they can have confidential conversations with, or they believe if they were to change/improve something within themselves, the greater organization would benefit. Often, they know they need to do something different but are not sure what that “something” is. Perhaps they are looking for change, a different perspective, or have important goals to reach. Executive or “leadership” coaching focuses on helping individuals go from where they are, to where they want themselves and their organization (company, corporation, district, school, etc.) to be.
Whatever the reason, distinct from other forms of training, coaching focuses on a specific way of “learning” for the executive. It is believed that “the more an individual is involved in identifying problems, in working out and applying solutions for them and in reviewing results, the more complete and the more long-lasting the learning is. This form of self-improvement tends to bring about learning with a deeper understanding than learning that is taught.” (Redshaw, 2000) Given the right circumstances, one-on-one interaction with an objective third party, who is not tied to the organization or other executive or company influences, can provide a focus that other forms of organizational support cannot. Coaching develops the leader in “real time” within the context of their current job while allowing them to maintain their day-to-day responsibilities. (Rein, 2018)
Become a more effective leader
Identify key next steps/goals and create a plan for success
Improve work relationships
Improve work/life balance
Manage up/down more effectively
Hold yourself and others accountable
Earn more $
Why Inspire Leadership?
Columbia Coaching Certification Program Certification (research-based, Ivy League University)
Personalized Blended Coaching Model
Experts in Creating a Human Partnership Aimed at Achieving Results
Dream, Believe, Achieve Coaching Model for Leadership Development
Training Accredited by the International Coaching Federation
Types of Coaching We Offer
This coaching is for a minimum of six months up to one year. The focus is to identify and prioritize developmental issues and goals with an action plan. The coach will gather data via a client questionnaire, a 360 degree feedback process, and/or other diagnostic assessments such as Myers-Briggs, Strength Finders, etc.
Normally, this is for three months or less. The focus of the work is to identify and prioritize developmental needs. This work is usually done in conjunction with the executive and the executive’s supervisor or HR. Interviews are conducted and a developmental plan is created with the client.
Many times, an executive team will have an off-site conference where the company’s strategic plan is discussed, vision & values are established, and/or team goals are determined. As a result of this different team process, individuals make a “commitment” to change in order to help the organization move forward or to the next level.
School District Leader Coaching
Blended Model: Coaching/Consulting
This coaching is for a minimum of six months up to one year. The focus is to identify and prioritize developmental issues and goals with an action plan. The coach will gather data via a client questionnaire, a 360 degree feedback process, and/or other diagnostic assessments such as Myers-Briggs and Strength Finders.
Work/Life Balance Coaching
Normally, this is for three to six months. The focus of the work is to identify and prioritize work/life balance needs. The client takes a self-assessment, works with the coach to identify deficiencies/needs, and prioritizes items to work on: Personal Energy Audit, Unplugging Technology for a More Productive Life, and Wheel of Life
School Building Leader(s) Coaching - Blended Model: Coaching/Consulting
Principal Coaching 30-60 hours
Assistant/Vice Principal Coaching 15-30 hours
Administrative Cabinet Team Coaching 15-60 hours
This coaching is for a minimum of three months up to one year. The focus is to identify and prioritize developmental issues and goals with an action plan. The coach will gather data via a client questionnaire, a 360 degree feedback process (optional based on duration), and/or other diagnostic assessments such as Myers-Briggs, Strength Finders, etc. The coach is responsible for working with the executive to determine the plan, its implementation and subsequent follow-up. The coach also lends support to the client in addressing and focusing on strategic issues of the organization, while simultaneously addressing personal developmental issues. This blended model also includes educational leadership consulting on specific education issues/concerns needing addressing.