What exactly is coaching?
In coaching, there is a coach and a client.
It's a one-on-one process to enhance performance and develop
potential. Coaching is a formalized - yet highly personalized
- method that blends proven scientific techniques for change
with personal growth techniques and hands-on practice. Coaching
breaks down barriers and helps to achieve greater levels of
accomplishment. It's a process for self-leadership, and helps
clients to gain clarity on who they are, what they're doing,
where they're going and why they're doing it.
What is a coach?
Simply put, a coach is a "personal
success trainer;" a dedicated professional who specializes
in developing and helping people to excel in the business
world. A coach is part mentor, challenger, sounding board,
cheering section. A coach creates a safe place to share insights
and information, untangle tough issues behind limitations
and identifies effective methods to practice new approaches.
As an unbiased third party, a coach will use a variety of
methods to help clients take effective action, attain greater
clarity, integrate new or more enhanced skill sets, experience
higher job satisfaction, and achieve an elevated quality of
How would coaching benefit our organization?
Coaching creates positive, lasting change.
It breaks down problems and encourages resolution. Coaching
helps people to become engaged and aligned with an organization's
vision. It gives them the tools to develop themselves and
a safe environment to practice. No other method of training
takes the individual's background, strengths, fears, aspirations
and other complexities into account. By paying attention to
all of these things, the new ideas offer personal relevance.
The change becomes important on a person-by-person basis.
That's why it works.
Our company is running well. Would we benefit from coaching?
Absolutely! Most savvy organizations develop
a coaching program to prevent problems and to enhance performance.
Because coaching is one-on-one, it keeps everyone on track
in a very dynamic way. And what organization in the world
wouldn't benefit from having the employees more developed,
enhanced and satisfied?
How can you tell if the coaching is working?
From greater harmony in the workplace to
exceeding corporate goals, the benefits of coaching manifest
themselves throughout an organization in dozens of ways. But
we take it a step farther. Extraordinary Living helps you
establish quantifiable results. On regular intervals we check
our progress and make course corrections as needed. Using
these reviews, you can determine your return on investment
(ROI), as well as direct your team toward critical objectives.
How long does coaching take?
Because Extraordinary Living offers a custom
approach, the programs will vary. To benefit from dramatic,
lasting change, a minimum of six months is advised. Typically,
most organizations will enroll individuals in a 12 to 18-month
program. This enables the organization to make the initial
changes and have them strongly integrated as a foundation.
It also allows new initiatives to be introduced.
Is my privacy guaranteed?
Absolutely. We understand that a safe and
confidential environment is critical for success. Since the
coach is a neutral third party outside of the organization,
there is no agenda other than the client's success and fulfillment.
How exactly does Extraordinary Living
Extraordinary Living designs a custom program
to create the change and produce the results the client desires.
Most of the change work will be completed in person and most
of the coaching will be completed by telephone appointments.
Additional communications, activities and resources are conducted
or available through the Web.
How is Extraordinary Living different
from regular coaching?
There are thousands of coaches that have
good coaching skills. There are hundreds of coaches the have
both coaching and business skills. Top coaches have coaching,
business and change skills.
Extraordinary Living provides the client
with 12 years of coaching excellence, 15 years of executive
line management and 10 years of Organizational Development
experience. The latest skills and technology are used throughout
the coaching and development process.
Matt Beucler, the founder of Extraordinary
Living, is a board member in the Professional Coaches &
Mentors Association and a leader in The Executive Coaching
Summits. We have close relationships and affiliations with
the finest coaches.
What is the Extraordinary Living's process?
First, we have a complimentary coaching
session to determine your vision, the desired outcomes and
to establish a relationship. Then, through a combination of
telephone and online sessions, data is gathered on your strengths
and areas that might be improved. Issues that stand in the
way of personal development and performance are identified.
Learning activities, which could include reading, written
assignments and role-playing, are utilized to help move through
the barriers and to enhance your Leadership Skills. Goals
are set. Action plans are created and implemented. The coach
and client work together to achieve success.
What are major issues that Extraordinary
Wherever people are working together, Extraordinary
Living can help. Through Executive Coaching, we help executives
from fast-moving organizations assess and improve their leadership,
interpersonal, and business skills.
How do you train for better leadership?
We help leaders to break down the
old methods of thought, and shift into the new method of leadership.
Today, successful leaders are creating environments where
individuals are inspired and empowered. Today's leaders create
vision, build trusting relationships, evoke the best in people
and create an atmosphere in which people thrive.