ICF defines leadership coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment.
Do you need leadership coaching?
According to Forbes, 50 percent of today’s Fortune 500 companies subscribe to leadership coaching. And might you be intrigued to learn that coaching results in increased productivity, improved self-confidence and relationships, as well as better work-life balance.
The world of coaching is expanding and growing, and so is Tantalus’ practice. We coach executives in Japan, Singapore, London, Zurich, New York and Vancouver. These people are the titans of industry, CEOs, Directors, and CCOs of some of the world’s most reputable companies.
So, why work with a coach?
Benefit from a fresh perspective on leadership coaching
The benefits are numerous. The International Coach Federation (ICF), the global body that oversees the coaching profession, points out that professional coaching brings many wonderful outcomes, including:
At Tantalus we like to describe our role as a thinking partner. We work with you to help build your future.
A creative process
ICF defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment.” They add, “Coaches honour the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.”
In management consulting, we are expected to provide answers. In coaching, we are expected to ask questions. It is a private dialogue that motivates and ideally inspires action. It is not mentoring or therapy or consulting. And it is an entirely private and confidential process.
We think coaching is best experienced firsthand. While every coaching relationship is unique, a typical arrangement consists of five one-hour sessions over a period of three months.
Coaching typically takes place over the phone; however, though we do advocate meeting in person if possible, especially at the start of a relationship.
How to get started with leadership coaching
Ideally, the coach and client will meet every two to three weeks, depending on particular needs and circumstances. At the conclusion of the five sessions, we mutually determine if there is a need for more coaching. For some, this is just the start of an enduring coaching relationship. For others, they have become ‘unstuck’ and are ready to take on the world.
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Alexandra is a seasoned strategist, communicator and leadership coach whose 20+ year career has taken her around the world, meeting fascinating people and solving interesting problems. Today she draws on her issues management experience, along with her understanding of organizations and people to help craft unique and timely solutions. Alex has worked extensively in the arena of energy, climate, safety and post secondary education.
Throughout her career, Alex has worked closely with senior and emerging leaders. That foundation parlayed into an international leadership coaching practice, and today Alex works with individuals who are looking for a thinking partner to help craft their ideal future.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, a Diploma in Public Relations and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching. She holds British and Canadian citizenship.
“As a coach, Alex has been an independent sounding board enabling me perform at a higher level and our work together has given me insights on new ways to overcome old challenges. Furthermore, with Alex’s support, I have been able to get clarity on my career goals in a time of transition which has been very gratifying.” — Jason, Senior Executive
Contact Alexandra to discuss how you can benefit from Leadership Coaching.
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