Pitlik Consulting provides in-depth coaching services for managers and executives who want to make a shift that allows them to perform at a higher level in your organization.
Our success comes from a willingness to dig in and understand the person's challenges and motivations, and then explore the options, approaches, and triggers that will help them to embrace new, more productive behaviors.
Even the most capable employees can benefit from the development, growth and new perspectives that come from an engaged, one-on-one coaching process.
Our coaching can tackle a wide-variety of challenges with the managers/execs being coached. We typically focus on:
- Raising awareness on what’s currently working best and what’s holding them back
- Embracing new actions and behaviors that make them more effective on the job
- Moving beyond current thinking and old habits to see things in a new light
- Learning new approaches and strategies for interacting, leading, persuading, negotiating, and engaging with conflict
- Bringing through a more authentic approach tied to a compelling personal vision, purpose and strategy
- Building support for initiatives and seeking feedback on performance
- Communicating more effectively to key influencers and stakeholders
An Accountable Process:
Having worked with hundreds of managers and executives in one-on-one coaching situations, we know there is no formula for this type of work – as each person responds to different approaches and motivation. That said, there are some fundamental components that are part of our process. They include:
A Principled and Proven Approach:
This will be conducted with bosses and colleagues of the manager or exec to obtain input, specific examples and direction on what behavioral change is needed or desired. In some cases, there is a 360-degree review; in others we pursue a more informal interview process.
Pitlik Consulting will initially meet with the manager or exec to understand his or her challenges, ascertain his/her level of awareness, discuss existing approaches and skills, and provide additional information obtained from the early-assessment.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings:
To ensure growth and development, Pitlik Consulting will provide coaching and skill development training as the person being coached works through real-life situations that challenge them. Each session will culminate with the executive making specific goals and committing to actions – that will help them take on new behaviors and build momentum.
At the culmination of the project (or at a logical mid-point) we’ll seek input from bosses or key direct reports to get a reality check and determine where the manager or exec’s efforts are manifesting as clear improvements and to identify what areas may require additional focus.
The approach that we use is practical and proven and follows these principles:
The manager or exec being coached is responsible for progress. Pitlik Consulting is a catalyst and the executive’s boss can provide feedback and support, but ownership of the process resides with the person being coached.
It’s amazing what can be done with honest communication, openness, and the removal of “hedging” in our language. This process is guaranteed to be both supportive and hard-hitting.
The process only works when the manager or exec is 100% committed to giving up certain behaviors in question, and replace them with new ones. There will likely be bumps in the road and that’s fine as long as learning is accompanying them.
Change and/or some level of ongoing improvement is required. Without noticeable improvement this coaching process should be stopped.
We’ve seen great results across so many industries with this approach. When customized training and support is needed, coaching is often the right call.