The management and leadership style of executives is frequently the key determinant of successful business operations. This is particularly true in global organizations, where the tone set at the upper level affects the company’s ability to meet cross-cultural challenges.
Few senior executives, however, are able to spend the time to attend formal training programs, and such programs may not address the unique issues faced by those in senior positions. Furthermore, the challenges addressed by senior executives are more likely to be sensitive in nature and inappropriate to discuss in a wider forum.
One-on-one executive coaching is a focused way to meet the training and development needs of an organization’s executives. Short, targeted sessions make the most effective use of an executive’s valuable time.
The coaching process is not formulaic; it is specific to each individual and to the context of the organization. Our aim is to help clients optimize their work performance and job satisfaction. Typical coaching goals might include:
- Cultivate a leadership approach and a communication style adapted to a multicultural environment
- Improve interpersonal skills – including empathy, effective relationship-building, influencing, motivating, presenting, resolving conflict, and delivering bad news
- Become more sensitive to the impact of personality, style, and cultural differences on work relationships
- Increase self-confidence to enhance leadership presence
- Inspire and motivate others, building engagement and commitment
- Build rapport with team members and create a sense of shared purpose
- Support the creation of a hybrid culture and a cross-cultural vision
Our executive coaches have been selected for their extensive work experience and their advanced Japanese or English language capability. They bring a combination of business and interpersonal skills perspectives to their practice and are dedicated to promoting the wellbeing and success of their clients.
These seasoned coaches can share cultural insights with an appreciation of the business context in which executives operate. They are equipped to help executives further develop themselves in the following areas, as determined by the specific needs and interests of the executive:
- Strengthening leadership and management skills
- Honing techniques for coaching, counseling, and assessing subordinates
- Polishing presentation and oral communication skills
- Developing strategies for handling sensitive cross-cultural and interpersonal situations
- Getting a new assignment off to a positive start