Business Leadership Coaching, Consulting, Skills Training

Business leadership coaching is a process to help business leaders
become more effective. Initial assessments help the
business coach decide on a step by step plan.

Business leadership coaching (typically coaching/helping business executives) involves working on setting goals, improved commuications, leadership training, motivation issues, sales training, and more.

The business coach often does not have technical knowledge, yet can help a wide variety of clients. This is because goal setting, leadership training, etc. are universal skills that are needed by all leaders.

Business Management Consulting, on the other hand, is often more technical and industry-specific. A business consultant is more likely than a business coach, to focus on just one industry.

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A 10-Step Process to Business Leadership Coaching

Rescue Institute's trademarked process (where I received executive coaching certification), is described briefly below. I often incorporate these steps when working with clients.

Note: The Executive Assessment below was created by

Step 1- Initial Assessments:

Various assessments measure and analyze thoughts and knowledge. Assessments are often done at or near the beginning of an engagement, and helps to establish a starting point and set goals to achieve.

Some of the assessments may include:

•  Executive Assessment: After the Complimentary Consultation, we normally proceed to an Executive Assessment. This process helps determine the scope of work needed, and how we should work together.

•  Leadership Assessment Test: This highly-validated computer-based assessment helps evaluate what your strengths and weaknesses are in 18 Leadership Areas.

•  Cultural Assessment: This is done by interviewing a cross-section of staff within an organization. A report is then produced which provides useful information that is not fully known by the CEO and others in the organization. This assessment report a very powerful tool which can help make positive transformations.

•  360ยบ Assessments: This assesses an individual by interviewing a variety of people that knows the individual quite well in different capacities. The report produced will help the individual understand him/herself better, particularly how he/she is perceived by others.

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Step 2- Values Assessment:

Assessing your corporate values and the values of you and your staff are important to see how aligned they are. When there are many "misalignments", the group will not likely function well.

Step 3- Time Audit:

How well do you use your time? How would you like to get the equivalent of an extra day a week by going through some pretty easy steps? This CAN be done!

Step 4- SWOT Analysis:

Evaluating your Strengths and Weaknesses (things you CAN control), along with your Opportunities and Threats (things you CANNOT control) will help you "stand back" and formulate some ways to "re-invent" your business, if/when appropriate.

Step 5- Your Mission:

Re-evaluate your mission to make sure you are clearly focusing on company values.

Step 6- Rework Your Workflow:

At this point you are ready to make some changes to WHAT you do, WHEN you do them, and what and WHO you start to delegate more responsibilities to.

Step 7- Executive Dashboard:

Like an instrument panel on a car, this is a powerful, graphical way to show you and your team how various "systems" within your organization are working, and what needs to be focused on.

Step 8- Accountability Plan:

It's great to set up systems that will work when adhered to. But you and your staff will also need to accept some new responsibilities and accountability, too!

Step 9- Sustainability:

Sustainabilty is when you set things up in ways that will endure over time. Systems in place, appropriate checks and balances are implemented, and people are consistently doing what is needed (WHEN it is needed). Then you likely have an operation that is sustainable, and will likely endure, even over rough times.

Step 10- Spread the Concept:

Then you will train more people to join in working through these steps. After new solutions have been learned and implemented, we want them to endure, grow and pay it forward to others. Always remember, the best way to learn something really well is to teach it to others!

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Business Leadership Coaching - Working with Clients

Business leadership coaching sessions can be done in person. Although, in this day and age, it is often more cost-effective to have coaching session over the phone (or Skype), with emails used to supplement the sessions. The client determines the goals for each coaching session, with the assistance of the business coach, when desired.

Session Goals: Ordinarily, the client is prepared with goals for each session. It could be a pressing business challenge, continued progress on the 10-Step process, or some other issues. If/when the client gets stuck on setting goals or some other step, the client will typically explain the problem and ask for suggestions.

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•  Consulting, Mentoring, Brainstorming and More: Business Tune Ups uses a variety of methods of exchanging information, depending on the client's needs, preferences and effectiveness. We work together to create a "roadmap" and then determine cost-effective "routes" to your goals. At the client's request, we can also help implement plans and monitor progress.