Dr. Z's coaching philosophy

Leaders limit their influence when they ignore the crucial role of coaching. The best leaders coach others, and the very best leaders receive coaching themselves.

Who is coachable?

Who: You are a “rising star” within your organization * You are “the” star in your own business * You are taking on new pressures, are managing more or new people, are handling more work, or are the driver behind key projects * You are climbing a steep learning curve in your new job * You need to get more done with fewer or limited resources * You must learn to balance a demanding job with a meaningful family life * You are struggling with a pace and style of working that is hard to sustain.

Why coaching?

Why: Behavioral Coaching helps identify blind spots or areas of your behavior that do not quite meet the standard of excellence. Unless these blind spots are identified correctly, they cannot be the target of improvement. It is imperative for the entrepreneur, business leader, or senior executive to have the foresight to hire an expert in this area, and let go of the arrogance of, “I can do it all by myself, I don’t need any help.”

How is it done?

How: The Behavioral Coaching approach is designed to assist motivated leaders in handling the challenges of rapidly-changing environments. By enhancing self-awareness and awareness of the impact we have on others, we learn to influence change and we expand our capacity to adapt to it. Leaders become change motivators. Developing self-awareness and raising the client’s emotional intelligence quotient are key outcomes of Dr. Z’s coaching engagements. Leaders learn that their success depends on their capacity to contribute to the organization. To effectively contribute, leaders must expand their capacity to positively influence the organization. Dr. Z helps executives explore their leadership style, identify barriers to growth, address blind spots, and practice innovative ways to become a positive force for change.

What kind of coaching?

Leadership Coaching – Executives taking on new senior positions, or entrepreneurs starting a new business, are unavoidably faced with new challenges, new relationships, new risks, and extraordinary opportunities for personal and enterprise growth. To better meet them, the most motivated leaders choose to include executive coaching as part of their own development process.
Developmental Coaching – When high performance leaders can benefit from changing their ego-centric leaderships skills to people-oriented skills, Developmental Coaching can help them become more aware of the impact that their behavior can have on others. Starting by What IS, coaching can help to reach What MUST BE.
The 100-Day Pathway – When executives change jobs, they must effectively transfer their leadership style and personality to a brand new environment. Dr. Z has developed a 100-day Pathway that helps the leader focus on what’s important and essential in their new environment, during the crucial early days in their new position.
Intensive Coaching – Sometimes a long-term coaching program is unnecessary. The leader can benefit equally as well from a short, intensive program. This intensive is laser-focused on specific developmental needs and coaching goals. It is not for everyone, but will benefit every leader who qualifies for it.
Ad-hoc Behavioral Coaching – After a coaching program has been completed, and behavioral change has occurred, life goes on. Unexpected situations may occur that may cause even the most seasoned leader to hesitate in the face of negativity or emotionality. To former coaching clients, Dr. Z offers 1-session tune up to help leaders process their reactions, analyze their options, and choose the best response.
Phase-of-Life Coaching – When leaders are nearing the end of their career, or the end of their engagement with their organization, Phase-of-Life Coaching helps them prepare for stepping out and stepping into a new phase of their professional life.