up there where the air is thin

it helps to have clarity, focus and a second head

One doesn't reach this level in business without considerable effort and without being a key asset to the company. However the demands placed on you are greater due to your position, hours are longer, relationships can be strained not to mention the politics. Leadership skills require honing.

Executive Coaching can assist you as you work towards specific professional or personal goals. These can include career transition, interpersonal and professional communication, performance management, organizational effectiveness, managing career and personal changes, developing executive presence, enhancing strategic thinking, dealing effectively with conflict, and building an effective team within an organization.

Leadership takes skill and vision and the rewards are great. Happier work environment, fewer sick days, a renewable source of energy that comes with enjoyment from what you do. It works towards Stephen R. Covey's idea of 'interdependence through independence' which puts less stress on the team and on yourself.

Here's what Harvard Business Review writes about Executive Coaching

How does executive coaching relate to you?

  • 45% of people are unhappy at their jobs.
  • Senior executives told IBEC their key priorities are cutting costs and improving productivity, performance and customer service levels.
  • Only 32% of Irish employees reported being sustainably engaged.
  • Research has identified three key drivers which impact the different aspects of sustainable engagement in various ways. These are Leadership, Connecting People and Personal Growth.
  • A Gallup study showed that the cost to business of actively disengaged employees was a staggering $300bn. That is greater than GDP of Portugal, Singapore or Israel.


  • When we are happy, we are smarter, more motivated and more successful.
  • Happier CEOs are 15% more productive.
  • Managers can improve customer satisfaction by 42%.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), in a 2009 survey, found that coaching was the most effective talent management activity used by organisations. Other reports from across the world have produced similar findings. The benefits of facilitated space to think, explore and reflect are many and varied!