Managerial skills development – Private, individual coaching programme

What is that?

This type of coaching programme is designed for middle, functional or top managers who are determined to develop managerial skills to improve their professional performance and to give a new boost to their career.

When to employ it?

Middle, functional and top managers can decide to work on their managerial skills without involving the organisation: this coaching path especially thought for them.
The programme can be designed according to the needs of the manager. In general, it follows two guidelines:

  • developing the skills necessary to improve his/her professional performance;
  • providing support for overcoming critical situations by developing his/her resilience.

Why is it essential to improve resilience?
Being able to face situations that may be traumatic and reorganise your own life by pursuing challenging goals represents an element that provides a decisive contribution to the balance of the entire existence.

For the programme to be successful, it is essential that the coachee is determined to achieve the goals and is confident about the work with the coach.

Structure and tools

The structure of the coaching programme can be developed according to the following guidelines:

  • the coach collects information useful for designing the plan;
  • the coach and coachee work together to:
    • appraise the awareness of the role, strengths and areas of improvement;
    • identify the performance objectives;
    • define a plan able to help the coachee reach the goals (6-12 months usually);
  • during the program, the coach will take care of:
    • managing the implementation;
    • supporting the coachee in overcoming emerging difficulties.

The executive coaching programme can rely on different tools:

  • coaching sessions, which usually do not last longer than 60 minutes, also in a video conference (one every 1-3 weeks);
  • e-learning courses developed by the coach to help learn specific topics faster (the coachee studies autonomously);
  • individual work, which can consist of reading articles, books and watching films concerning matters related to the programme;
  • exercises and simulations or role-play, useful for overcoming emerging difficulties or reinforcing satisfactory performance.

The coaching programme is usually related to the following areas:

  • meaning and responsibility of management;
  • improve staff performance;
  • development of soft and hard skills in staff members;
  • enhancing motivation drivers;
  • delegation;
  • time management;
  • meeting management;
  • personal and organisational conflict management;
  • management of the relationship with the boss, stakeholders, top management;
  • more.

The coaching programme does not require to stop ordinary activities and, thanks to the effectiveness of the tools used, it is of a moderate length.

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