Executive Coaching FAQs
Executive coaching is ideal for high-powered executives who want to increase their performance, develop their management skills, or overcome obstacles in areas such as communication, time management, public speaking, strategic planning, confidence, or work-life balance. An executive coach will expose blind spots and challenge the executive to achieve greater levels of success.
Benefits of Executive Coaching
Company Benefits - An executive’s company can benefit from Executive Coaching by developing corporate culture, improving productivity, increasing profits, strengthening communication, and boosting company morale.
Individual Benefits - An individual can benefit from Executive Coaching by improving in the areas of leadership, communication, time management, decision making, and work-life balance.
What is an executive coach?
A common misconception about executive coaches is that they must be experts in your field. While many executive coaches possess executive leadership knowledge and experience, they need not be experts in your industry or specific role to deliver quality coaching services.
Many executives use their coach as a sounding board, a thinking partner, and an independent third-party who helps them stay focused on the most important parts of the business. In coaching, the learning and the change that people experience is much more impactful and sustainable when the coachee has come up with it on their own – when they discover it from within.
How does executive coaching work?
In 2016, reports produced by Google outlined their research into “what makes a team effective at Google”. They discovered that the most important factor that characterized the most effective teams was a term called “psychological safety” - a measure of how safe team members feel to take risks and feel vulnerable in front of each other. Psychological safety is greatly impacted by the performance of executives and leaders as evidenced by the fact that it’s common for companies to have both excellent and poor performing teams.
Having matched thousands of coaches with clients, the common thread among almost all of the executive coaching engagements Noomii has managed, is that the coaching improves psychological safety within the teams that the executives participate in.
When psychological safety is improved, all other business metrics follow, such as:
- Higher employee engagement
- Less employee turn-over
- More innovation and effective problem solving
- Increased revenue
What’s the ROI of executive coaching?
In a 2009 study conducted by the International Coach Federation, respondents of the study claimed to gain, on average, a 700% return on investment (ROI).
I’m overwhelmed and struggle to handle the demands of my role. Can an executive coach help me?
Yes. Many executive coaches work with high-level leaders to help them perform more efficiently and reduce the amount of stress they feel.
I have a high-potential employee who lacks motivation. Can I hire an executive coach for him or her?
Yes. Executive coaches are often hired by CEOs or HR managers to work with their high-potential employees to hone their skills and reach their potential.
I have great technical skills and I’ve been promoted to a managerial position. Can an executive coach help?
Yes. Executive coaches are often hired by CEOs or HR managers to work with staff that are new to management. This type of engagement is common for highly skilled personnel such as engineers, IT staff, accountants, physicians, etc.
If you are looking for an executive coach, Noomii can help:
- For individuals: get a free coach recommendation
- For businesses: schedule a free needs assessment with a Noomii coaching expert
Learn more about executive coaching.
Read more Read less
Are you a Business Owner or HR Manager Exploring Coaching for Your Organization?
- Get a free corporate coaching needs assessment
- Thousands of coaches in over 100 countries
- Trusted provider of coaches since 2007
Filter by Location
- United States
- Alabama (2)
- Alaska (2)
- Arizona (10)
- Arkansas (4)
- California (83)
- Colorado (18)
- Connecticut (5)
- Delaware (2)
- District of Columbia (8)
- Florida (38)
- Georgia (19)
- Hawaii (1)
- Idaho (2)
- Illinois (12)
- Indiana (6)
- Kansas (2)
- Kentucky (6)
- Louisiana (2)
- Maine (2)
- Maryland (17)
- Massachusetts (18)
- Michigan (7)
- Minnesota (12)
- Mississippi (2)
- Missouri (4)
- Nebraska (3)
- Nevada (4)
- New Hampshire (1)
- New Jersey (12)
- New Mexico (1)
- New York (35)
Lisa Peters BS
Business Coach, Leadership Coach, Executive CoachI help entrepreneurs and small business owners double, triple or 10x their businesses while gaining more freedom using different strategies. See Full Profile →
Thato Choma Neuro-Linguistics Programming
Executive Coach, Life Coach, Career CoachI coach women & men going through transition phases in career & personal life aspects, through which we ultimately access self-esteem matters, building healthier concepts of self. See Full Profile →
Executive Coach, Business Coach, Entrepreneurship CoachI coach executives, entreprenuers and businesses on strategic thinking and delivery in sales, marketing and operations. With a focus on preparing leaders to effectively manage and promote change. See Full Profile →
Leadership Coach, Executive Coach, Team CoachI coach entrepreneurs, division heads, other leadership personalities in process of efficiency improvement and transformation. In the areas of vision, strategy, processes, employee engagement&culture See Full Profile →
Howard Kea PhD
Leadership Coach, Executive Coach, Life CoachI have coached Government Sr. Executives in the Aerospace Field as well as technical managers in new leadership positions. I also enjoy Life Coaching for individuals who are stuck meeting their goals See Full Profile →
Kiran Katawa BE, Executive Program in Business Mgmt(IIM-Calcutta), TA-101, Developmental TA in Organizations
Life Coach, Executive Coach, Business CoachI coach clients in finding and connecting with their inherent potential and thru that reach the desire goals. I coach in all the areas of both professional and persona life. See Full Profile →
Vijayakumar Rajagopal BS, Coaching Foundation India, B.Tech, PMP
Executive Coach, Leadership CoachAre you a senior leader broadening in a new developmental role or enhancing leadership effectiveness in your current role or need a professional environment as sounding board? I Support your journey. See Full Profile →
Sangeeta Janardhan MS, Certified in the following: Magnified Healing, Yoga Teacher, Certified Pranic Healer & Pranic Psychotherapy , Access Modalities, Angel Soul Therapy.
Leadership Coach, Life Coach, Executive CoachI coach supervisors/managers to hone their leadership skills by building emotional intelligence. I hold a safe space for inside-out transformation. And inspire bold changes to fulfil aspirations See Full Profile →
Mitch Simon J.D.
Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Team CoachI coach executive teams and emerging leadership programs to commercial real estate, technology and investment industries. I help my clients create strategy and create high performance teams. See Full Profile →
Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Executive CoachI will work with anyone that has a desire and commitment to do the work and achieve the goals we set together. I will truly help you change your life. See Full Profile →
Life Coach, Executive Coach, Performance CoachI am Life Transformstion Coach, helping individuals that have Plateaud at Work, Relationships or Personal Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Goal With NLP, Clinical HypnoTherapy, EFT & Matrix Healing. See Full Profile →
Life Coach, Career Coach, Executive CoachAt Christi Hedstrom Coaching, I help successful business professionals create a second act in their lives; one that is authentic, intentional and happy. See Full Profile →
Andrew Buchanan BA, MSc, CPC
Career Coach, Executive Coach, Performance CoachI coach driven individuals, not satisfied with their current career and looking for a change. We will work in partnership to achieve a career choice that has significant and life-changing results. See Full Profile →
Angela Highland CIT
Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Business CoachI help women explore their leadership potential by identifying their strengths and growth opportunities so they can reach their goals using work-life balance, confidence and empowerment. See Full Profile →
Oluwatoyin Ademola MA, FCMI , CPC
Executive Coach, Business Coach, Leadership CoachI partner with my clients to ensure they excel, by co-creating the structure and framework they need to fast track the clients to success irrespective of the clients level or sector. See Full Profile →
Leadership Coach, Executive Coach, Team CoachI coach individuals, executives, teams, etc., to maximize leadership qualities for greater performance identifying authentic core talents and turning them into consistent strengths for success. See Full Profile →
LIsa Perlman MS, MSW/LCSW
Executive Coach, Business Coach, Career CoachI coach healthcare executive leaders and am very passionate about leading the change in any organization, developing leaders. See Full Profile →
Verena Valeria Kuhn MS, >15 yrs consultant & coach, degree in communication, master’ in psychology, 4 Coaching educations: Systemic, Business, Co-Active, Hypno-systemic
Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Career CoachI coach business consultants. I help my clients have the career they want where they want it, lead themselves and others with confidence and find a healthy work life balance. See Full Profile →
Carla Swearingen BA, PhD, Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching, Birkman Assessment, CCL 360 Assessments
Leadership Coach, Executive Coach, Life CoachI coach individuals who want to close the gap between where they are now and where they want to be in the future. I have a particular interest in coaching emerging leaders and those in STEM fields. See Full Profile →
Can't find a neaby coach? We have a solution to that!