Executive Coaching

Executive coaching involves working through a situation with a neutral partner, the coach, who is an objective observer.

Coaching helps to bring clarity of thought, changes in behaviour and to develop the confidence

to move forward and fulfil our potential.

Executive coaching – one-to-one development

LifeForward’s one-to-one executive coaching is both empathetic and challenging. We combine listening, questioning, observing and feedback to improve self-awareness, help change thinking and behaviour and create opportunities for ongoing personal growth and development. 

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“The coaching sessions have taught me how to view my business problems from a different perspective; particularly on how to view problems and solve them as a leader. As part of my leadership training you have also taught me how I should approach different people with different business chemistry in order to have effective relationships. Most of all, your coaching instilled the confidence for the LEAD program to be a partner at Deloitte.”

New Partner, Deloitte LLP, Singapore

Executive coaching in an organisation

One-to-one executive coaching in an organisational setting is a valuable solution for personal development needs. Typical engagements include working with clients to:

  • Build confidence, emotional intelligence competencies and strategic thinking, all critical when taking on a leadership position
  • Focus on individual development needs to build new skills in preparation for promotion
  • Address specific performance challenges in order to overcome barriers to promotion

Executive coaching for leaders

We help leaders to identify their strengths and leadership style and gain the confidence to lead authentically, aligning personal and business values in a clear vision for the future.

  • Our focus on emotional intelligence competencies such as self-awareness, self-assessment and self-management gives leaders the skills they need to continue to grow and develop throughout their career
  • We also work with leaders to develop new skills, such as strategic thinking and planning, business development, executive presence, eminence building, change management and personal impact to help them manage the transition from management to leadership

Leadership Development programme

Our leadership development programmes incorporate workshops, executive coaching and Insights Discovery® in order to help leaders develop their capabilities, target critical skills and identify areas for development.

Does executive coaching include life coaching?

Although LifeForward’s executive coaching is business-focused, the coaching includes anything that our client brings to the table. By its nature, coaching may cover anything that affects thinking and behaviour. It may include: overall wellbeing; commitments that absorb time and energy outside work (eg family, charitable roles, sport, hobbies and so on); significant life changes such as personal relationships or business secondments; and the impact of personal decisions on work or vice versa.

Therefore, there is no clear line between executive coaching and life coaching. As coaches, we work with what arises during the sessions and our coaching is tailor-made to individual needs.

Relationship between the organisation and the individual client

When working in an organisational setting, we make sure everyone – the organisational sponsor, the coachee and ourselves as coach – is in agreement as to the purpose and objectives of the coaching engagement. We also ensure that everyone understands the confidentiality of the coach-client relationship with respect to the individual being coached. As Professional Certified Coaches with the International Coach Federation we implement fully their Code of Ethics.

As a result, we  build trusted relationships with both the organisation and our individual coaching clients.

Common areas of focus for executive coaching

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Authentic leadership
Communication
Building presence
Self-awareness
Innovative thinking
Awareness of others
Time management
Challenge behaviours and beliefs
Define goals
Confidence
Emotional intelligence
Personal leadership styles
Business development
Working with stakeholders
Managing conflict
Self-management

What to expect from LifeForward's coaching?

Initial conversations with leader, team and key stakeholders to determine appetite and commitment to coaching engagement.

A team assessment gives insight into current strengths and areas for improvement that may have been identified

The coach works with the team to observe, provide reflection, and challenge the existing team dynamics

The team coaching engagement may also include working one-to-one with the team leader and individual team members to support the coaching process and work towards desired outcomes

Confidentiality
Team assessment
Team coaching
Team development
One to one coaching


Step 1 ~ Where are you now?
A realistic assessment of one’s current position is a good starting point for personal development. This requires honesty with oneself, self-reflection and self-awareness.
How can coaching help?
Working with a trusted coach, who will listen, question and challenge perceptions, can be valuable for busy people to take the time they need to pause and reflect on what's working well and what could be improved.
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Step 2 ~ What are your goals and aspirations
Identifying goals and aspirations helps give direction and meaning to what we do. Aligning personal and business goals ensure positive engagement at work and a balance in life.
How can coaching help?
Coaching provides the opportunity to challenge ourselves to do things differently or better, to try something new, set aspirational goals and to fulfil our potential.
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Step 3 ~ What is stopping you moving forward?
Limiting behaviours and beliefs are often hard to identify and even harder to change. Getting to the root cause of a problem is a critical first step in solving it.
How can coaching help?
Through listening and questioning, a coach challenges individuals to develop their self-awareness, to gain an understanding of motivations and beliefs,  take ownership of behaviours and understand how to bring about change.
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Next


Step 4 ~ What do you need to differently?
Changing habitual behaviours takes practice, enabling the brain to create new connections and allowing new desired patterns of behaviour to become the norm.
How can coaching help?
Working with a coach over an extended period can help reinforce new desired patterns of behaviour and provide the discipline and accountability needed to focus on and achieve ambitious goals. 
Previous
Next


Step 1 ~ Where are you now?
A realistic assessment of one’s current position is a good starting point for personal development. This requires honesty with oneself, self-reflection and self-awareness.
How can coaching help?
Working with a trusted coach, who will listen, question and challenge perceptions, can be valuable for busy people to take the time they need to pause and reflect on what's working well and what could be improved.
Previous
Next


Step 2 ~ What are your goals and aspirations
Identifying goals and aspirations helps give direction and meaning to what we do. Aligning personal and business goals ensure positive engagement at work and a balance in life.
How can coaching help?
Coaching provides the opportunity to challenge ourselves to do things differently or better, to try something new, set aspirational goals and to fulfil our potential.
Previous
Next


Step 3 ~ What is stopping you moving forward?
Limiting behaviours and beliefs are often hard to identify and even harder to change. Getting to the root cause of a problem is a critical first step in solving it.
How can coaching help?
Through listening and questioning, a coach challenges individuals to develop their self-awareness, to gain an understanding of motivations and beliefs,  take ownership of behaviours and understand how to bring about change.
Previous
Next


Step 4 ~ What do you need to differently?
Changing habitual behaviours takes practice, enabling the brain to create new connections and allowing new desired patterns of behaviour to become the norm.
How can coaching help?
Working with a coach over an extended period can help reinforce new desired patterns of behaviour and provide the discipline and accountability needed to focus on and achieve ambitious goals. 
Previous
Next


Step 1 ~ Where are you now?
A realistic assessment of one’s current position is a good starting point for personal development. This requires honesty with oneself, self-reflection and self-awareness.
How can coaching help?
Working with a trusted coach, who will listen, question and challenge perceptions, can be valuable for busy people so they take the time needed to pause and reflect on what's working well and what can be improved.
Previous
Next


Step 2 ~ What are your goals and aspirations?
Identifying goals and aspirations gives direction and meaning to what we do. Aligning personal and business goals ensures positive engagement at work and a balance in life.
How can coaching help?
Coaching provides the opportunity to challenge ourselves to do things differently or better, to try something new, set aspirational goals and to fulfil our potential.
Previous
Next


Step 3 ~ What is stopping you moving forward?
Limiting behaviours and beliefs are often hard to identify and even harder to change. Getting to the root cause of a problem is a critical first step in solving it.
How can coaching help?
Through listening and questioning, a coach challenges individuals to develop their self-awareness, gain an understanding of motivations and beliefs,  take ownership of behaviours and understand how to bring about change.
Previous
Next


Step 4 ~ What do you need to differently?
Changing habitual behaviours takes practice, enabling the brain to create new connections and allowing new desired patterns of behaviour to become the norm.
How can coaching help?
Working with a coach over an extended period can help reinforce new desired patterns of behaviour and provide the discipline and accountability needed to focus on and achieve ambitious goals. 
Previous
Next

Benefits of LifeForward's executive coaching

  • What our clients say
  • The benefits of executive coaching
  • Executive coaching and Insights Discovery

Coaching for self-development

Ability to move forward on issues and goals
Better motivation and personal effectiveness
Greater self-awareness and understanding
Increase self-confidence and self-belief
Build self-esteem
Manage stress
Identify unhelpful and limiting behaviours
Increase resourcefulness and resilience
Adapt to change

Coaching for Communication

Empathy and rapport
Managing difficult conversations
Influencing people
Building relationships
Effective leadership
Creating a vision
Effective meetings
Giving and receiving feedback
Building eminence in the market

At LifeForward we use Insights Discovery in one-to-one coaching to help clients develop self-awareness and understanding of themselves and others. 

Insights Discovery is a psychometric evaluation tool that builds on Carl Jung’s 8-type wheel to describer personality preferences in terms of colour energies. It helps people to easily recognise and understand differing personality styles and preferences to improve communication, team work and leadership capabilities.

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Sarah Reynolds
PCC, ACA, CTA
Director