Coaching can help rising executives strengthen their capacity for active coping and bring about dramatically improved work performance. We have a wide network of former CEOs and private equity investors who serve as coaches and mentors as the need arises. Leslie Pratch's coaching focuses on enhancing the skills needed to thrive in complex, rapidly changing conditions.
Areas we address often include blind-spots, decision-making, delegating and grooming subordinates, and broader issues in leadership and management.
Coaching or mentoring begins by assessing the executive using our Active Coping Assessment to understand his or her personality in conjunction with the demands of the role.
The outcome of coaching is increased credibility as a leader and manager, self-awareness, and a clearly-articulated plan to continue to grow as a leader and manager.
If coaching or mentoring is part of an executive’s formal professional development program, we begin by talking to his or her superior. We want to understand the need as the superior sees it and to clarify the expectations and desired outcomes of the service.
Often, several months into an engagement, the executive being mentored will seek to undergo a 360° assessment conducted by Leslie Pratch. It is frequently valuable to collect feedback from the executive’s peers, subordinates, and directors.
We lay the ground rules for what information will be shared and what will not. We make sure that the executive’s superior commits to support the process. If the executive comes to us privately, we skip these steps.