Executive Coaching of high potential to become next CEO using Compassion Based Coaching for Sustained Behavior Change
Sarah Scala Consulting was hired by the CEO of a family-owned business to develop their next CEO, his son. Worked to develop this client in areas of strategic planning, influencing without authority, confidence, and risk taking. The client was in an individual contributor role when we began the coaching. In just a few sessions with this client, I shared my research about Compassion coaching to give him context as to why we talk more about his ideal self and vision, than his tasks and challenges. He will become the fourth generation CEO of his family’s business.
The Objectives of the Project:
Client to build confidence to take risks
Client to develop skills in strategic planning
Client to develop the ability to influence without authority
Questions Guiding this Project:
What is the timeline for the succession of this person to become CEO?
What skills does the client need to develop?
Executive Coaching package tailored to specific needs
Recommended practices and exercises to help create the desired change
E-mail or brief phone calls, as needed during the coaching period
Executive coached client in person every other week for 1 year using Compassion and Compliance based approaches, which focuses more on positive changes, ideal self, dreams, vision and successes, and less on tasks and challenges.
Provided support resources and recommended practices to develop skills and behaviors
Client was promoted to a leadership role of Marketing Manager within 6 months
Client built self-confidence and comfort in taking risks
Client became more comfortable requesting feedback from CEO
Client built comfort in how he influenced without authority