Executive coaching is recognized as a strategic investment in human capital. When well-designed and delivered, coaching is an effective approach for developing leaders and enhancing the performance of teams and organizations.
L2L works with organizations and their leadership teams. Our decades of work, research and practice enable us to help clients achieve positive results for their organization (like increased profitability) and for the individual (like measurable soft skill development and happiness).
As active members of the International Coaching Federation, our certified coaches are deeply committed to our clients and our practice
Many C-Suite clients and business leaders hire professional coaches because of the tangible ways their businesses and people have improved.
Let’s look beyond what is in the past, seek to solve what is underlying and move ahead.
Benefits of working with a coach:
- Learn to activate your brain to stop and notice what is going on
- Replace “knowing” (hoping you know, or acting like you know) with curiosity to question.
- Find a way to make a desired change and move on from the status quo.
- Let go of past histories, assumptions, and habits and change your current life experiences.
L2L coaching sessions are spontaneous interactions, with focused intention. Our professional coaches are trained to encourage open conversation and wrap up with shared insights and reflections where momentum and progress is created.
COMMITMENT TO OUR CLIENTS
We are present, flexible, accessible, and trusting. We question only to provoke deeper thought. We pause to listen, notice and acknowledge what is being said. Our sense of humor brings positive energy, and we confidently allow for natural conversations to uncover the possibilities for every very individual client.
- Build trust
- Active listening
- Powerful questioning
- Create awareness
Bringing our expertise, awareness and presence into our practice powerfully shapes and changes the course. It is in the quiet stillness where innovation, creativity and change are born.
Clients uncover new opportunities, adjust from old habits to new practices, and apply what they have learned to live a more connected and productive life.
Benefits of leadership and executive coaching:
Communication. Communication impacts the ability to build relationships, foster an environment of inclusion, inspire, give feedback, have tough conversations, develop talented people reporting to them, and more. Whatever the situation, leaders can begin to improve their approach by getting feedback on their style of communication and training insights to grow their approach. Where can they lean into natural communication strengths? Where can they stand to improve?
Listening. Coaches help by training leaders to listen actively and mindfully. Improved listening skills can help leaders build and sustain relationships, better understand what the people around them are thinking and feeling, and better support and foster growth of the people on their team.
Emotional intelligence. So much of a leader’s success boils down to emotional intelligence.
- Self-awareness skills help them to better understand how they come across to others, how they tend to act in different situations, and what their core values and beliefs are.
- Self-management skills can help them stay calm under pressure, manage their stress, and regulate their actions to achieve the results they want.
- Social awareness skills can help deepen empathy and help them get to know and understand the people around them more deeply.
- Relationship management can help them build, sustain, and deepen their relationships with a wide variety of important people. Coaches can help leaders assess and develop their emotional intelligence so they can reap the benefits.
Growth mindset. Coaches can help show individuals their abilities are not fixed. They can also help reframe their failures and mistakes as learning opportunities. This mentality shift can fundamentally reshape how leaders approach their work and see the world.
Thinking differently. A good coach should help expand a leader’s perspective, and help them see alternative ways of thinking and doing things. They should help them think deeply about their values and beliefs, their personal brand, and the kind of mark they want to leave on the world. The end result should be a more flexible, purpose-driven, and creative leader.
Self-fulfilling prophecy. Coaches help leaders see their potential by laying out where their strengths and passions could take them. The best coaches may even inspire a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy, where leaders’ dream paths are illuminated by their coach’s belief and vision.
Collaboration. Coaches can guide leaders to see the strengths, weaknesses, and passions of their team members. This enables leaders to become masterful facilitators of collaboration and interaction. They initiate strong pairings between people who complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses. The end result is a team that collaborates at a level greater than the sum of its parts.
Performance. Just like with athletes, the end goal of a coach’s help is to enhance a leader’s performance. Coaches help employees see their strengths, weaknesses, and passions, and then use this knowledge to impact the organization’s bottom line.