How to become an Executive Coach

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: June 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Executive coaches work with chief executives, board-level directors and senior managers, typically on an individual basis, to help them improve performance and make a direct impact on goals and measurable personal and organisational outcomes.

Executive coaching involves the development of the individual within an organisational context and assists in building strong leadership styles, skills, focus, confidence and management capability. It is also helpful in managing conflict, crisis or stress, preparing for role changes and supporting individuals to achieve their full potential.

As well as providing services to board-level executives and directors, executive coaches also work with managers who have been newly appointed to senior positions, executives being groomed for future high-level roles, women executives, and managers leading organisations through times of change and transition. Some executive coaches also provide executive team coaching to build relationships and enhance performance throughout the wider organisation.

Clients engaging executive coaches are typically large corporates, but public sector organisations, third sector voluntary organisations and government departments also engage their services.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as an executive coach. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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