The higher an employee advances in the corporate hierarchy, the harder it becomes to find honest, unbiased development feedback. But since the hard skills that got them into the executive suite won’t take them the rest of the way, so-called soft skills such as emotional intelligence and the ability to self-reflect are often the things they need help with the most.
A leader who uses developmental coaching to improve his or her leadership skills is only one example of someone who might benefit from engaging in a coaching process. There are many others, including people in transition who are not sure what their next step – professionally or personally – might be; employees in organizations who feel that they can’t show up authentically at work; under-performers who tend to fly under the radar and miss out on promotional opportunities, to name a few.
How We Fill It
Developmental coaching is a process where the coach and the coachee agree, based on a thorough needs assessment (intake conversation), on the skills and capacities the coachee will work on in order to lead a more fulfilled life and reach the goals he or she has set out for him- or herself. The process can take as little as six months or much longer and involves regular meetings either face-to-face or via phone or Skype. The format, frequency, duration and content of the coaching process will be described in a coaching program the coach designs for the coachee at the beginning of the engagement.
Developmental coaching is based on the premise that in order for someone to make a change, he or she must gradually develop new perspectives, new interpretations and new ways of behaving. The coach offers exercises, self-reflections and other activities for the coachee to engage in so he or she can practice these new ways of being and seeing the world.
The type of developmental coaching Interglobe offers is called Integral Coaching, which takes into consideration not only who a person is as an individual (mind, body, emotion and spirit), but also their relationships with others and the physical domain they live in.
Interglobe Founder Rita Wuebbeler graduated as an Integral Coach from New Ventures West in San Franciso, California. In addition, she holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has coached international business executives and managers for over ten years and continues to work with a variety of individuals from different industries and sectors.