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Executive Coaching


Executive Coaching 


There has been a surge of interest in Executive Coaching in the past few years.


Many Executives now believe it is essential to have a personal Executive Coach who is highly skilled in effective professional development, as well as business improvement, to provide an external perspective and also to identify and address their interpersonal kinks, and to assist them to develop into more effective leaders and to build high-performing teams. 

One prominent example of a successful Executive who understands the advantages of having an Executive Coach is Eric Schmid, former CEO of Google.

Smhmid recounts that the best advice he ever got was to have an executive coach. "I'm an established CEO yet everyone needs a coach,” says Schmidt.


Effective Executive Coaches fulfill diverse roles, ranging from refining business acumen, honing management and leadership skills, and cultivating self-managed teams to providing career guidance and serving as a sounding board for strategic decisions.

The pertinent question arises: are the advantages of Executive Coaching worth the investment?

Recent research conducted with executives benefiting from Executive Coaching unequivocally affirms this. These executives demonstrate enhanced utilization of performance feedback, heightened productivity, and consistently superior performance ratings compared to their counterparts without such support.

For instance, executives under coaching exhibit improvements in focus, goal setting, and achieving outcomes. They tend to develop more precise objectives, leading to increased productivity, enhanced team morale, elevated team performance, and reduced staff turnover. Furthermore, executives working with Executive Coaches receive commendable performance ratings from both their superiors and direct reports over time.

This underscores the significance of context in decision-making regarding investment in Executive Coaching.

Typically, Executives contend with myriad pressing matters daily, often struggling to prioritize crucial issues such as implementing efficient systems and fostering high-performing teams. An Executive Coach empowers executives to focus on these pivotal matters rather than solely addressing urgent concerns.


Key areas that Executives who have a Coach receive higher performance feedback on are: focus, goal setting and achieving outcomes. The Executives who had Coaching subsequently developed more specific objectives than their "coach-less" colleagues. This is reflected in greater productivity and efficiency, better team morale, higher performing teams and less staff attrition.

On top of that, the Executives who work with Executive Coaches also receive better performance ratings over time, from both their Superiors and their direct reports.

All of this underscores the importance of examining the context when making decisions about whether or not to invest in an Executive Coach.

Typically an Executive is faced with so many burning issues every day, that they struggle to focus on the important issues, namely, to implement better systems, develop high-performing teams, efficiency and profitability. Too often, the Executive is the best salesman, the best accountant, or the best operations person, rather than the best leader, team and systems builder.


Kevin Heppleston boasts a proven track record in collaborating with Senior Executives to enhance their leadership skills and effectiveness.

To find out how Executive Coaching with Kevin will work for you and your organisation click here