The coaching provided by WCS is focused on increasing personal insight, improving leadership skills, and enhancing the capacity of individuals to bring significant value to their respective organizations. The coaches and the approach to coaching at WCS strives to establish clear alignment between the individual goals of the person being coached and the strategic needs of the sponsoring organization. We offer a continuum of coaching options for mid-level managers, senior leaders, and chief executives.
WCS Coaching Process
We fully understand that each person’s needs and each organization's situation are unique and need to be fully understood for coaching to be optimally effective. As a result, the WCG coaching process begins with a “discovery” process prior to moving into the active "coaching" phase.
The coaching relationship starts with an assessment that provides insight into the client’s personality, values, motivations, strengths, developmental opportunities, and career and coaching goals. In addition, information is gathered about the organization and the current and anticipated future role of the individual in the organization. The coach will also seek to establish alignment between the client and his or her organization about desired coaching outcomes. This last step provides metrics that can be analyzed to evaluate the progress and final outcomes of the coaching.
The coaching in this phase will vary from one coaching engagement to the next, but almost always are comprised of a series of regular, time limited, preferably in-person coaching sessions. The coaching provided by WCS is grounded in an action learning approach to professional and leadership development. This simply means that the coach and client will analyze the client’s efforts to implement desired behavior changes and the coach will provide direct and practical feedback regarding progress. Coaching sessions are used to practice new skills and apply emerging insights. The coaching phase also involves frequent evaluation of the focus and effectiveness of the coaching relationship.
The coaching services at WCS are geared specifically toward people in leadership roles and those aspiring toward greater levels of leadership. WCS aims to tailor coaching processes to align with the unique needs and realities of the individual and organization. We believe that coaching services pay the greatest dividends when an individual is experiencing an important transition, challenge, or phase of professional development. These critical junctures typically require a leader to develop new skills in order to successfully navigate new situations, roles, and responsibilities. Examples of such topics::