Coaching for All Levels!
Executive coaching is not just for the top level anymore. Middle managers and other rising executives are also engaging with executive coaches to elevate their leadership skills and proactively prepare for bigger roles within the organization,
I know what you are thinking … I can’t get budget approval for that. Here are some ideas that will make coaching more economical for your boss and budget, but still gain great coaching that will provide you with an experience to achieve higher leadership results.
- Don’t 360, just 180. For a c suite executive, it is critical to conduct a 360 degree feedback assessment either through interviews with the coach or an online assessment. For middle managers, you might be able to skip this expense if you and your boss are aligned on your developmental goals
- A three month engagement. For a c suite executive, I highly recommend a six month coaching engagement as the challenges to shift leadership behaviors can take time to overcome. For middle managers, a three month engagement can provide clarity and tools that can set you on a path to development.
- Offsetting expenses. After recent coaching engagements, some of my clients have decreased employee turnover, decreased overtime, elevated employee engagement, or have recommitted to the organization. Replacing an employee costs on average 200% of their salary. Coaching is way cheaper than that!
Many companies are reinvesting in middle management development. Some are hiring consultants to build customized leadership development programs. Others are focused on individual development through executive coaching. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to develop and advance your career. Have a conversation with your boss today!