Individual Executive Coaching
This is a one to one, six to twelve- month process. We meet with the executive, manager and Human Resources Representative to identify the goals and objectives for the engagement. We utilize a series of structured interviews with the coaching client’s key stakeholders and various personality/behavioral assessments, including the Hogan Suite to get a clear picture of the executive’s organizational reputation. In conjunction with the coaching client, we create a Narrative Action Plan. The Plan offers specific and actionable steps the coaching client should take to address any areas of opportunity, often by leveraging strengths.
This process includes individual coaching as well as team development elements. This is a one to two-year process. We do an assessment of team functioning as a first step. We conduct team meetings, generally once per quarter. We work with team members individually between these quarterly sessions.
This approach differs from Team Coaching in that participants come from several teams or parts of the organization. The length of these programs vary but generally last from six to twelve months. We use an assessment to identify the topics the participants want to work on. We design the sessions based on the feedback we receive The topics serve as the theme of the sessions but our facilitators go where the discussions take them. Group coaching is a hybrid model which accesses elements of executive coaching, organizational development and group processes. Sessions can be delivered in person, online or both.
Resilience Training Using the MBOI
Wouldn’t it be helpful if your employees had a proven, workable system for bouncing back from stressful times and events? Dr Susan Auger of Berke Associates has developed a model called the MBOI- Making the Best of It, that consists of a series of stages that people who have successfully navigated troubled waters have used. Berke Associates offers training and coaching that will help you embed his model into your organization, team or division. We teach and coach participants how to leverage the MBOI to help themselves and then how to use it to coach others. For more information on how the MBOI Program can help you and your organization, please contact us through this website or at 203-292-5894.
Leader as Coach
Time has become the most precious commodity in organizational life. Leaders are often overwhelmed with responsibilities that make it difficult for them to spend time with their employees. So, the time they do have, needs to count. The Leader as Coach Program has been adapted from Dr Leni Wildflower’s seminal work on Knowledge Based Coaching. Using Dr Wilflower’s proven methods, Berke Associates can teach your leaders how to coach. Coaching is about helping others find their own solutions to their challenges as opposed to solving people’s problems for them. The more coaching, we do the less direction we need to provide. Employees begin to think for themselves and take appropriate action based on their own best instincts and judgement. Good leaders understand the importance of having people around them who will take initiative. For more information on how the Coach as Leader Program can help you and your organization, please contact us through this website or at 203-292-5894.