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Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about Executive Coaching and the results you can expect to achieve:

1. Why do I need an ActionCOACH Executive Coach?

The aim of executive coaching is to enhance your on-the-job effective, performance and ability to lead. Executive coaching also helps you and your organization by providing content, process, knowledge and benchmarks to help everyone in the company leverage their strengths, increase their contributions to the company's success and improve overall profitability. If you are in line to take a new executive position, or have the opportunity to take your company to the next level; or if you are in charge of directing others in your team to achieve ever-increasing and seemingly out-of-reach results, an Executive Coach can guide you to success with a winning plan to leverage your resources to achieve more than you thought possible. In today's fast-paced, dynamic and ever-changing business climate, executives need to keep up with the pace of the market. They also need to continually develop and enhance their own strategic decisions making skills as well as the leadership skills of those in their team.

2. Is the Executive Coaching process confidential?

Because the nature of our executive coaching process is unique, it is important for all partners involved in the program to develop a formal, written confidentiality agreement before coaching begins.
This agreement specifies what information will and will not be shared, in which circumstances, with whom, and how.
The confidentiality agreement helps all executive coaching partners remain sensitive to confidential issues from each other's points of view. It also holds coaching partners accountable to other members of the partnership before any information is shared with anyone outside the partnership.
ActionCOACH Executive Coaches always work within the proprietary and confidentiality guidelines of your organization as noted in your company's financial, legal, and business contracts and documents. This includes all confidential organizational information (unless it is otherwise available to the public) within the boundaries of the law.

3. Will this work for my team?

Yes. From an HR perspective, ActionCOACH Executive Coaches use and facilitate the same types of proven strategies and methods to establish team mission, vision, strategy, and rules of engagement within a team, division or department environment. This is done with a single ActionCOACH Executive Coach or a team of coaches.

ActionCOACH Executive Coaches may also work one-on-one with your team leaders. In addition, individual members of your team may be coached one-on-one to facilitate team meetings, build group effectiveness and achieve high-performance team goals.

4. What areas will you coach?

ActionCOACH Executive Coaches offer services in a range of areas, however, the most common topics addressed are:
  • How to think more strategically and how to act more like an entrepreneur
  • How to get your people thinking more like owners so they will go the "extra mile"?
  • How to benchmark key metrics and use them to measure performance
  • How to determine your worth and your team's value to the bottom-line
  • How to drive high-impact and high ROI initiatives and kill activities that waste time and money
  • How to move you and your team in the same direction
  • How to get you and your team to agree on the right strategy for any initiative
  • How to get your boss or your stakeholders to value your results, give you the support you need and understand the challenges you're facing
  • How to deal with a boss that tells you that you need to improve results fast, or else
  • Why some people aren't held accountable for results and how to start holding them accountable
  • How to build the organizational capacity to take advantage of market opportunities
  • How to position your company to beat the competition
  • How to recruit, retain, and develop top talent
  • How to reduce and stop high employee turnover
  • How to make a quick transition in a new role
  • How to correct serious "blind spot" some of your top performers may have
  • How to spend less time on fire's and more time setting direction for the company
  • How to create an organization that can quickly and effectively react to rapid changes in the market
  • How to develop a 'bench" filled with potential leaders who continue to build and run your organization
  • How to focus in on the few things that you need to do to be successful - even when faced with many potential priorities
  • How to kill some of the "sacred cows" and false beliefs in your organization
  • How to build high-performance teams and achieve measurable results in any department, division and company in any industry or category

5. What results have you helped other executives, teams and companies achieve?

ActionCOACH Executive Coaches have worked with some of the largest and most prestigious companies in the world. From a national airline to a global telecommunications company, our programs have been adopted and implemented around the world.

Because of the nature of our work, your ActionCOACH Executive Coach can provide approved testimonials and case studies outlining our results in your initial one-on-one meeting and consultation.

6. How much will this cost?

ActionCOACH Executive Coaches offer a range of products and services uniquely tailored to fit you’re and your organization’s specific goals and objectives.

Specific pricing and programs can be discussed with your ActionCOACH Executive Coach at your initial meeting.

7. So, how do we get started?

Set a meeting today with your ActionCOACH Executive Coach and you'll be guided through some simple paperwork to sign to start the executive coaching process.

Together, you and your Executive Coach will then sit down to discuss your goals and objectives so you can start working on a strategic plan of action that will see your career, your team and your company achieve remarkable results.

In one study conducted by MetrixGlobal LLC, companies including Booz Allen Hamilton received an average return of $7.90 for every $1 invested in executive coaching.

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A recent study of Executive Coaching in a Fortune 500 firm by MetrixGlobal reported a 529% return on investment and significant intangible benefits to the business.

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A survey by Manchester Inc. of 100 executives found that coaching provided an average return on investment of almost six times the cost of the coaching.

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An internal report of the Personnel Management Association showed that when training is combined with coaching, individuals increase their productivity by an average of 86% compared to 22% with training alone.

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A Hay Group study of Fortune 500 companies found that 21 to 40% utilize Executive Coaching; Coaching was used as standard leadership development for elite executives and talented up-and-comers.

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A 2001 study on the impact of executive coaching by Manchester Inc. showed an average ROI of 5.7 times the initial investment or a return of more than $100,000, according to executives who estimated the monetary value of the results achieved through coaching*.

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A 2001 study on the impact of executive coaching by Manchester Inc. showed an average ROI of 5.7 times the initial investment or a return of more than $100,000, according to executives who estimated the monetary value of the results achieved through coaching*.

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