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Coaching for Experienced Managers

Everyone needs a coach.  - Bill Gates

We provide individual, confidential coaching for experienced managers.  They might be recently promoted in a succession plan and have the title of Executive Officer, or Division, Regional, Product or Branch Manager.  They have clear P&L responsibilities and need to work cross-functionally.   These are chronically curiosity about how things connect, inside and outside their organization.. 


“I had been promoted because of my operational expertise, but when I got a Regional Manager slot, I had to think about my knowledge gaps.  I realized you can’t learn about general management just from management meetings, and I didn’t have the time or money for an MBA.  Derrick’s coaching not only helped me fast-track my career but helped me serve my team and company much better.”


HOW WE WORK

We can fit most people’s needs and schedules, but require a serious commitment.  Our first meeting is about background, aspiration and needs.  We then meet monthly for a year, with mid-month check-ins.  The client prepares for each meeting with discussion questions.  The coach’s role is not solve problems, but to ask provocative questions, suggest resources and provide encouragement. All this work is on “live” issues, making coaching self-funding.


WHAT WE WORK ON & WHY

  • Working knowledge of all six management functions (see Level 1 of the GM's Index)
  • Tools for cross-functional planning, analysis and project management (GM’s Toolkit)
  • Where to find general management resources, to be a life-long learner
  • Communications skills, particularly writing and presenting for clarity and persuasion
  • The “3C” characteristics of leadership:  courage, curiosity, compassion (article)

THE BIG BENEFIT

Silos develop because people have not been shown how each department contributes.  How can people appreciate each other if they do not really know all that they do?  Our coaching clients can help everyone achieve great things and help build a genuine culture of collaboration, making their organizations unstoppable.  Meet our coaching staff hereContact us to learn more.




We help people achieve great things together.


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