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Executive coaching

The holistic approach in the executive coaching

Executive coaching is a powerful tool that can help you overcome obstacles, develop new skills, and achieve your goals. It’s a personalized and focused approach that helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and then works with you to create a plan for success. With the right coach, you can gain a fresh perspective, learn new strategies, and develop the confidence you need to take your business to the next level.

Coaching, as a Socratic process, is developed from a two-way dialogue:

  • the coach (individual who acts as a support and stimulator of the process)
  • and the coachee or client (person indebted to a better professional performance or emotional state). Basically, the coach, by asking questions, tries to encourage the coachee to establish his/her own goals, committing himself to achieving them.

The process, that goes as a talk between partners who pursue the best for the coachee, should be guided by a “wise man in the art of living”.

A wise man, who, determined to favor his coachee development, will help the person in the definition of his/her improvement areas;  goals and objectives (unexplored by the absence of definition); values that, in respect of what they represent for him/her, should always be present in any of his/her life choices (both professional and personal); subtracting, finally, the planned execution.

It is important to have in mind that coaching is driven by action. Pursuing goals should involve achieving balance and fulfillment. We are what we do: sometimes words; others, service or gift, and many times, company and comforting spirit.

Executive coaching, when referring exclusively to the professional field, seems to leave in a second place the personal level; but how to guide others when you are unable to guide yourself?

In my opinion, I do not really trust in executive coaching when, focused on professional skills, avoids and even rejects other vital aspects such as: personal, family, and social. On the contrary, I do appreciate it as a powerful tool, when the person is contemplated in his/her integrity along the support and help provided.

However, even being powerful, it needs the guidance of a master mind and hand, which if not presented would invalidate the process.

Hence the need for a “sage in the art of living”.

Wisdom is not captured with the mere concurrence of courses and certificates, and, on some occasions, does not even seem decisive. Living, guiding, supporting, encouraging, glimpsing, and many more infinitives, needing understanding, require, above all, experience.

Experience, moistened by the fine and constant rain of a reflected vital flow.  The barrage is not the answer. The managerial role demands the person as a boss to support, encourage, guide, help, explain, respect, dignify in his/her treatment, judge with justice …, to all those around him/her.

Such a challenge cannot be only approached from a professional perspective. A holistic view of the person is necessary, and that is where executive coaching takes on its true dimension.

Santiago Ávila, Managing Partner Executives On Go

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