The rich opportunities for personal growth and career-building change which the medium of Executive Coaching can deliver are limited only by the openness of the individual to embark on a path of discovery and the ability of the Coach to facilitate this.
My experience as an Executive Coach over the past 5 years, has taught me that when provided with the opportunity to be shown the path, my clients will find their way towards discovery and change for themselves. Providing input and support along that journey is my role as Coach and to do this I draw upon on a blend of interpersonal skills, professional training and work experience.
Coaching clients which whom I share this challenging journey come from a wide range of business sectors including finance, legal, manufacturing, hospitality and retail.
Executive Coaching – A Scenario
Kim opened our first coaching session with a story she had been told by her father about how his father (Kim’s grandfather) had told him to never expect anything from life because it was necessary to create our own opportunities in order to achieve success. Abiding by this principle, Kim’s father became the successful owner of a shoe factory in Kwai Chung.
Now, at the age of 38 and successfully pursuing a career as a designer with the Hong Kong office of a European sportswear company, Kim found herself at a point in her life where she was faced with the choice of accepting a transfer to head office and greater responsibilities or remaining in Hong Kong and ‘creating her own opportunities.’ Which should way should she go…the tried and true but uncertain way of her father’s and grandfather’s before her or the apparently secure corporate way?
Providing the opportunity to step back and get a perspective on the choices before her helped Kim to reach a balanced decision.
‘Malcolm Andrews has been part of our executive coaching resource for the past 12 months. The feedback from colleagues who have been working with Mr Andrews has been positive and he has maintained a good level of communication with us.’ HR Manager, Financial Services Company, Hong Kong.
“A big ‘thank you’ to Malcolm for helping me prepare for the presentation. Your coaching had the desired affect of boosting my confidence and calming my nerves.
I am surprised at the impact the presentation has had on the way I see myself and the way Management see me as a leader.
My only regret is not signing up to the course sooner!”