People ask us, “How do you work?” Let us explain our approach.
Before we see a client, or get on the phone with them, we pause to meditate and get centered. We offer this centered state, a relaxed atmosphere where you can do your best thinking and our intuition will prompt us on what you need to be and do. We seek to be fully attentive and able to be in your shoes, to see things your way.
Our goal at Eagle Alliance Executive Coaching is not to give a person a fish, but rather to teach him or her how to fish so that the benefit lasts beyond our working together. Many clients want the fish. They want to be told exactly what to do in a given situation. At times, we think we know what to tell them, but often telling them will minimize their professional growth. So instead, we give them an opportunity to figure it out for themselves with our help. We strive to craft excellent questions that open clients up to new viewpoints and possibilities.
Eventually, our clients come to appreciate these questions because they see themselves growing professionally. They realize they are learning how to fish and will be more self-confident for a lifetime.
Most clients tell us about their problems. They want a fish, an immediate clear solution. Instead, we teach them how to fish by taking apart the problem story and seeing more clearly what their hang-ups and obstacles are. We brainstorm ways to minimize the problem story and create alternative new stories. The client picks an alternative new story and together we discover new possibilities for making the new success story grow in their life.
Clients tell us that our approach is energizing and motivating, as they discover new ways to break through old problems. They notice that their self-esteem and self confidence blossoms as they strengthen the new success stories for themselves.
This process is powerful but almost imperceptible at the time. You won’t see fancy, splashy techniques, just good, solid results. So we urge you to give it time, about a dozen sessions, and then see how much better your results are.
The testimonial stories at the bottom of our About Eagle Alliance Executive Coaching section are not about anything spectacular, just about day to day breakthroughs our clients have. In these stories you can taste the flavor of how we work. We stay solution-focused, emphasizing the positive, and build on success. We deconstruct problem-laden stories, and we construct new stories of competence, possibility, and hope. Clients live into these new stories, building a new self-identity.
Executives and professionals usually buy into our coaching process quickly because they feel energized. They see their strengths in a new light that allows them to break out of unwanted behavior patterns that limit them. Their self-confidence, hope, and motivation rise so that they press on to add new, more successful behaviors to their repertoire.
For more on the processes of how we coach, see Executive Coaching Services. For illustrations of how we coach, see the bottom of the About section and also testimonials. For more on the results you might expect, see Results of Executive Coaching.