Our highly experienced coaches work with executives and leadership teams in dozens of government agencies and global corporations. Many of them began providing coaching services before it became fashionable and are true pioneers in the field. As such, they write journal articles and books and are involved with educating other coaches and developing and influencing the standards of practice being adopted industry wide.
When you select an SPI coach you get a coach well versed in a multitude of methodologies designed to strengthen, sustain, and improve leaders’ capabilities. Our panel of coaches has worked together as a team and in subgroups on a variety of large-scale organizational projects requiring both coaching and organizational development expertise.
We believe the goal of coaching is to elevate the leader’s personal or team performance by helping him/her communicate more powerfully, build stronger relationships, develop grounded presence, and expand strategic agility and influence across organizational lines.
Most coaching engagements begin by assessing leadership skill and behavior. Each coach on our panel is certified to use a variety of assessment tools, including sophisticated multi-rater instruments (360’s). All of our coaches have the ability to help individuals interpret feedback data, the sensitivity required to make it safe to look at criticism, and the savvy to effectively manage resistance when it occurs. Every coaching engagement is based on a powerful, customized learning program created in response to each client’s development goals.
Our coaches are also equipped to work with leaders on team issues behind the scenes, and within the team. They understand what is required to work successfully with groups, and how to assess current performance to determine the critical issues that demand team discipline.
Jan Boxer, Executive Coaching Practice Leader, serves as our “coach’s coach”. As a well-established coach in the Washington D.C. area and as a co-creator/founding faculty member of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Certificate Program, Jan has successfully attracted, developed, and retained top coaching talent for SPI and routinely advises organizations looking for a systematic approach to building coaching programs from the ground up.
The success of leadership coaching is largely dependent on the skills of the specific coach and his/her ability to help individuals understand their improvement needs and embrace change. A secondary success factor, which is difficult to ensure, is chemistry between the coach and the coaching candidate.
Strategic Partners offers you a diverse choice of coach and a commitment to fit. Each coaching candidate will be matched to a coach to whom he/she can easily relate.