Executive Coaching Building and Managing Your Professional Practice

ISBN-10: 0470177462
ISBN-13: 9780470177464
Edition: 2008
Authors: Lewis R. Stern
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Description: Among the various coaching specialties, the most lucrative, and the most difficult to achieve, is executive coaching. Written by Lew Stern, master coach and director of the graduate program in Executive Coaching at the Massachusetts School of  More...

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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/25/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364

Among the various coaching specialties, the most lucrative, and the most difficult to achieve, is executive coaching. Written by Lew Stern, master coach and director of the graduate program in Executive Coaching at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Executive Coaching: Building and Managing Your Professional Practice provides a step-by-step plan for setting up and operating a lucrative executive coaching practice. A hands-on guide for aspiring executive coaches, this essential book covers everything from finding clients, to acquiring the right training, to making the transition from other fields, and more.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Is Executive Coaching Right for You?
What Is Executive Coaching?
Job of the Professional Executive Coach
Executive Coaches Are Different
Executive Coaching versus Counseling and Psychotherapy
Therapeutic Challenges of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Coaching Competencies
Special Knowledge and Skills of Executive Coaches
Defining and Setting Standards for Executive Coaching
Consulting Practice Development and Management
Types of Executive Coaching
High-Potential Coaching
On-Boarding Coaching
Continued Leadership-Development Coaching
Remedial Coaching
Group or Team Coaching
Legacy Coaching
Targeted Coaching
Executive Coaching Checklist
Choosing a Coach
Internal Executive Coaches
Structure of an Executive Coaching Session
Leadership Development Goals and Organizational Results of Executive Coaching
Is Executive Coaching Right for You?
Finding Clients Best Suited for You
Marketing Yourself
Getting Selected as the Right Executive Coach
This Book Will Help You Build and Manage Your Executive Coaching Practice
Assessing Your Competencies as a Professional Executive Coach
Core Competencies for Executive Coaches
Professional Development Plan
Exective Coaching Professional Development Strategies
Strategies to Leverage Your Strengths
Building and Marketing Your Value Proposition as an Executive Coach
What Is a Value Proposition?
What Are Your Goals for Conducting Your Professional Executive Coaching Practice?
What Special Value Do You Bring to Your Potential Clients?
What Executive Coaching Services Will You Offer?
Which Market Segments and Clients Would Be Attracted to Your Services and to You as a Coach?
Your Professional Executive Coaching Value Proposition
Developing a Plan to Build and Market Your Practice
Building Market Awareness
Building and Managing Partnerships
Building and Maintaining a Reliable and Diversified Referral Network
Preparing for and Responding to Referrals and Exploratory Discussions
Assembling and Managing the Building Blocks of Your Executive Coaching Practice
Essential Building Blocks of Your Executive Coaching Practice
Your Executive Coaching Network
Your Executive Coaching Toolbox
Your Office Infrastructure
Your Executive Coaching Management System
Professional and Peer Supervision
Research and Publication
Community Service
How to Build and Manage Your Coaching Network
Creating Your Coaching Toolbox
Essential Executive Coaching Toolbox
Building Your Office Infrastructure
Office Space
Data and File Management
Finance Management
Technology and Your Virtual Office
Access to Knowledge and Information from Outside Your Practice
How to Manage Coaching Projects
Scope and Explore the Project
Check Your Chemistry with Your Potential Client
Work with the Partners in the Coaching Project to Contract and Set Goals
Conduct the Assessment and Gather Data
Conduct Feedback and Development Planning
Implement the Coaching Plan
Work with the Coaching Partners to Monitor and Support the Coaching
How to Optimize Learning from Professional and Peer Supervision
Professional Supervision
Peer Supervision
Get the Most out of Supervision
Conducting Research and Publishing Articles about Your Coaching
Building Community Service into Your Practice
Transitioning into Executive Coaching from Other Specialty Fields
Transitioning from Mental Health Professions
Strategies for Transitioning from a Mental Health Background
Transitioning from Business Management
Strategies for Transitioning from a Business Management Background
Transitioning from Organization Development or Management Consulting
Strategies for Transitioning from an Organization Development or Management Consulting Background
Transitioning from Personal/Life Coaching
Strategies for Transitioning from a Personal and Life Coaching Background
Transitioning from Internal Human Resources Roles
Strategies for Transitioning fromInternal Human Resources Roles
Transitioning from Other Specialty Fields
Strategies for Transitioning from Other Specialty Fields
A Plan for Your Professional Executive Coaching Practice
Key Principles, Realizations, and Guidelines to Remember as You Build and Manage Your Executive Coaching Practice
Is Conducting a Professional Executive Coaching Practice the Right Choice for You?
Your Plan for Professional Development as an Executive Coach
Your Three-Year Professional Development Plan
Personal, Career, and Business Goals and Requirements for Your Practice
The Scope of Your Executive Coaching Practice
Your Professional Executive Coaching Value Proposition
The Essential Building Blocks of Your Professional Executive Coaching Practice
A Plan to Transition into Executive Coaching from Your Other Specialties
A Summary Plan for Your Professional Executive Coaching Practice
Practical Resources for Professional Executive Coaching
Books and Articles
Journals
Organizations
Other Web Sites
Assessments, Tools, and Other Resources
References
Index

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