Helping Clients to Succeed

EXECUTIVE COACHING SERVICES

Your performance is important to you. Are you reaching your fullest potential?

Human beings are driven to satisfy a variety of needs. On the interpersonal side, we assert our autonomy and individuality by demonstrating favored patterns of empowerment behavior which tells others about who we are and what our possible contributions might be. It is how we choose to show our strengths is how we are viewed in the workplace.

Executive Coaching is an interactive process that relies on collaboration and is based on three components: increased focus and execution, personal support, and individual challenge; building on the five cores for a successful organization. It will allow you to realize professional success and achievement. The process has to be centered on an emotional bond that is positive in order to succeed. Coaching is a customized and engaging process that both acknowledges and honors individuality.

Some of the reasons that our clients choose coaching include:

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  • Desire to master time management, manage stress, and improve daily effectiveness
  • Develop greater competency in leadership and different styles of leading
  • Develop greater executive presence
  • Manage conflict and difficult interpersonal dynamics
  • Improve emotional intelligence

Our Executive Coaching services will enhance your leadership capacity and facilitating a high level of performance for yourself, your team, and your organization.

Program Objectives:

  • Focus on achieving career and leadership goals.
  • Use assessments to understand leadership strengths and communication style.
  • Create a custom plan; a road map to goals.
  • Discover and practice new leadership skills.
  • Resolve situational roadblocks that may emerge along the way.
  • Measure progress and adjust plan at each session.
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Coaching is a dialogue between coach and client to understand issues, create realistic goals and set an action plan.

We utilize psychometric assessments, including 360 assessments and behavioral work styles assessments, which are excellent tools to improve self-awareness and provide information about natural strengths, personality traits and behavioral work styles.

Each executive coaching engagement is customized to the needs of the client, with a focus on achieving your goals and measurable results.

Selecting a Coach

Some great leaders are born; others are coached. But finding the right executive coach can be daunting. You want a coach not only with a proven record of accomplishment and real-world executive level experience — but also someone who’s a good personality fit. Someone you can trust.

That is where Calfe & Associates LLC comes in. Whether you want to close a skill gap or increase your capacity to lead with greater impact and influence – we can help.

Finding the right career coach for your needs and personality can be a daunting task. However, it is of the greatest importance to find someone that is not only qualified but qualified to address your needs. To make sure your career coach is qualified and can deliver what you need, here are 7 Tips to consider.

1. Experience & Credentials

Does the coach have work experience comparable to yours? Research their professional background and ask for recommendations. You want someone who has walked the walk and talked the talk in the professional world.

Choose a coach who belongs to trade organizations like the Institute of Career Certification International of which Celeste M. Calfe holds their highest certification of Certified Management Fellow (CMF). This demonstrates a commitment to pursuing formal training and of adherence to general standards of professionalism.

2. Credibility

Select someone that has a solid and quality reputation in the industry. Your coach should be active and visible in the industry. It is crucial to validate the person's standing. Select a coach for whom coaching was a first career choice, not someone who may have failed in another role and found coaching as a default role to which he or she may not be 100% committed.

3. Testimonials

Request that the coach provide you with references from past clients. If he or she declines, or if you're offered just one or two, this could be a point of concern. You should certainly inquire as to why you cannot have a broader sample. Do some research on the Web and see if you find any comments about this individual.

4. Methods

Some coaches insist that you come to their location in person; others will agree to meet with you at a local coffee shop or even work with you by phone or by email. If you would prefer a particular meeting location or method, make sure the coach you're considering will at least discuss your request. Also, ask if the program will be customized and adjusted to meet your circumstances.

5. Goals

Any decent career coach should be able to help you find and establish your professional goals. However, before meeting with anyone, take some time to determine your own goals and potential milestones. When you do meet with your coach, inquire as to when you can expect to see results, and what those results might look like. If your coach is unable to give you answers in this regard, he or she is asking you to drive without directions.

6. Consultation

Your first meeting is vital in establishing the extent to which your potential coach and you are compatible (or not). Don't forget: this an individual with whom you will be revealing personal aspects and details of your life. Make sure you make the most of the first session, but also bear in mind that the first consultation should be free. Beware of anyone who charges for an initial consultation.

7. Fees

Career coach rates vary substantially with coaches charging anywhere from $250 to $1000 for sessions that may last an hour or an entire day. Some coaches want to meet with you only a few times, to help you get started in a new direction, while others want to work with you in a far more long-term manner. Some individuals provide you with various materials to supplement your coaching sessions; others rely more on the outcome of your meetings. Make sure you understand from the get-go how much you will be paying and what services you'll receive for that rate. For information on Calfe & Associates LLC pricing.