The Talent Company’s 12 Days of Talent: Day 10 – 10 Ways To Use An Executive Coach


10 Ways To Use An Executive Coach

Executive coaching is a partnership between an individual and their coach. The basic premise in coaching is that we are all capable and creative. Coaching is a deliberate process used to harness this capability and creativity to enhance an individual’s ability to accomplish their goals. In coaching an individual’s decisions and actions remain their own; through the coaching process they are held accountable for keeping their commitments through a confidential and trusting relationship with the coach.

Coaching takes place through a series of interactive conversations that are scheduled on a regular basis either in face to face meetings or via phone. The conversations are focused on what the individual needs to accomplish. The coaching interaction helps individuals leverage their skills and knowledge to move forward with their goals, it allows participants to focus. A Coach creates a safe environment to listen, ask questions, reflect back, challenge and acknowledge the individual. A Coach will champion, advocate and provide authentic feedback to support the individual’s growth and development.

How could you use an Executive Coach?

  1. Develop vision and goals
  2. As a sounding board; explore possibilities & building on past success
  3. Facilitate the brainstorming of strategies and/or action plans, including creating realistic timelines and understand/anticipate obstacles that could prevent the desired outcomes
  4. Help you learn a new skill and/or develop a competency
  5. For authentic feedback, encouragement and validation
  6. Support successful role transition
  7. Gain insights including different perspectives into yourself and your business relationships and situations
  8. Help you maintain your commitment, focus and clarity throughout the journey
  9. To assess and improve important working relationships
  10. Encourage you to sustain a behavioural change

The impact of coaching can be profound, both for individuals and organizations. Proven benefits have included improved employee engagement and leadership capacity, leaders delivering on individual and organizational goals, greater management effectiveness, quicker transition periods for leaders moving to new positions, improved communications, and stronger working relationships.


The Talent Company works with organizations across North America providing an established Executive Coaching Practice with a full roster of experienced and certified Coaches to meet all of our clients needs.  For more information on our Executive Coaching Practice please visit or contact Kathleen Jinkerson directly at 1-866-612-7119.

The Talent Company is a human resources consulting firm that work closely with clients to develop, optimize and innovate their HR, Leadership and Talent practices.  The Talent Company is comprised of leading Human Resources, Talent, Recruitment, Leadership, Compensation and Total Rewards experts with proven track records of client and organizational success. Our collective resources, vast experience, and extensive industry knowledge enhance our ability to deliver outstanding value to our clients.  As human resources leaders with in-depth experience at a number of global organizations, strong reputations for HR and Talent excellence, we possess the proven experience to execute on your needs. We have “walked a mile in our clients’ shoes”.

For more information on The Talent Company and our 12 Days of Talent project, visit

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