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What Does a Leadership Coach Do?

Leadership coaching in the workplace is a term that can represent something different to different people. For some, it may appear to be an intrusive tool when they try to apply it because when top-level management suggests ICF accredited executive coaching programs, the leader may think that means there is a problem with how they do their job.

However, this is far from the truth. Leadership coaching can be used to provide access to specialized and transformational expert support to adopt in day-to-day activities. Aside from teaching managers how to coach, it brings in an unbiased party that a leader can share confidences with and a person who can help a leader better understand existing and potential issues in the workplace. These professionals offer a new perspective that can help with ongoing development and business growth.

The objective is to help managers become better leaders and assist staff in becoming more productive, so everyone can work effectively toward achieving organizational goals.

Defining What a Leadership Coach Is

A leadership coach can be defined as an experienced and skilled guide who provides a business individual with a different understanding of the corporate world; they can also provide managers and staff with a safe environment to discuss emerging or pressing concerns.

One of the primary goals of any leadership coach is to tap into the undiscovered potential in people and organizations–they do this by assisting leaders in seeing and experiencing the power of teams and individuals under their leadership. They also help to clear the way of any obstacles that can prevent them from contributing fully to the overall goals and objectives of the organization, which is why coaching is important in leadership today. 

What Does a Leadership Coach Do?

A leadership coach uses specialized tools and processes to build a leader’s capacity when it comes to achieving organizational goals. These coaches also offer personal or customized coaching sessions in small groups.

Provides the Means and Tools to Solidify Essential Skills

If you happen to be a new manager or leader, studies reveal that it will take three to nine months for you to strengthen and solidify your leadership skills. If you start using the services of a leadership coach, you will have the opportunity to work with someone who can help ensure you develop the skills and techniques that will enhance your career wherever you go.

Ensures You Do Not Stall

Suppose you are already a veteran leader but somehow feel that you have stalled in your abilities or growth. You may be struggling to achieve actual results or feel disappointed and frustrated in your position. In that case, you can greatly benefit from a leadership coach.

Although some leadership programs are ready-made, they are still highly adaptable to different situations. A leadership coach can assist you in taking your team to the next level, boost your confidence, increase your level of influence, assist you in navigating through various challenges, and help you prepare yourself for greater challenges and advancement.

Helps You Become a Well-Rounded Leader

As you develop leadership skills, the ones you acquire may not necessarily be what you need in your current role. A leadership coach can assist you with becoming a better leader capable of dealing with any challenge that may come your way.

Helps You Gain Confidence 

It doesn’t matter if you are a novice or veteran leader, you need to have confidence in yourself and your abilities. It’s nearly impossible to effectively lead or train others if you don’t believe in yourself. When you hire a leadership coach, you will have access to someone who can empower you with the tools needed for success and work with you until your confidence is strong enough for what you need to do.

To Conclude

Leadership coaching can have a positive impact both on individual and institutional performance. This is why top-level management uses it to navigate various corporate issues such as mergers, acquisitions, market disruptions, and other business dealings. 

Of course, if you’re already an effective leader and are interested in gaining leadership coaching certification yourself, check out the corporate coaching training offered by Symbiosis Coaching. We can help you get started on your leadership coaching journey today!

Certified NLP Coach

Program Description: The Certified NLP Coach program allows you to incorporate very powerful NLP techniques you’re your day-to-day coaching practice.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Organizational Development Coach

Program Description:

The Certified Organizational Development Coach program is an exclusive and very unique program, designed for coaches who wish to coach entire organizations with their Organizational Development and Change Management goals. This program provides you with 65 ICF training hours - more than enough for the ACC credential. Over a series of 25 weekly lectures, it prepares you to deal with volatile group dynamics across entire organizations. Topics including OD interventions, Team Engagement, Buyer Behavior of internal customers, The Tripod of Success, Ensuring Sustainability, Performance-Retention correlation, Strategies to influence behavior - and many more - are covered in detail.

Coaches are introduced to the ARCS Model, as well as to the Organizational Culture Audit Toolkit. Employee motivation, satisfaction, and productivity are discussed, as well as their impact on the performance of the organization as a whole. Students are introduced to various Change Management models including Lewin's Planned Change model, the ADKAR Change Management model, and Kotter's 8 steps of Change Management. Resistance to change and its manifestation are discussed, as is Behavior Modification.

Upon completing this program, Certified Organizational Development Coaches will have all the tools they need to affect positive transformation within organizations, and will be able to coach teams and personnel at all levels - including initiators, decision makers, influencers, and intervention implementers.

In addition to coaches who are launching their own Corporate Coaching practices, this is an essential program for HR professionals, Training and Development Professionals, Managers, and Corporate Leaders who wish to implement internal policies and OD processes to guide their companies and people through ongoing change.

ICF Training Hours: 65

Duration: 25-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Executive Coach

Program Description

The Certified Executive Coach program has been designed for coaches who wish to coach managers, executives, and corporate leaders. The goal of this program is to cultivate a deep understanding of how the executive coaching process works as well as some of the challenges that come up in executive coaching conversations.

This program has been approved by the International Coaching Federation for 32 hours, and it comprises of 12 live, instructor-led, fully interactive virtual classes offered over zoom. These classes cover various aspects of executive coaching including, but not limited to Effective Collaboration, Performance Management, Upskilling, Conflict Management, Effective Collaboration, Developing Team Members, and many more.

This program has a very unique, hands-on, experiential structure. Classes are focused on active participation by students through real life Coaching Challenges and discussions of real life executive coaching situations.

ICF Training Hours: 32

Duration: 12-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Certified Life Coach

Program Description:

The Certified life Coach program is an essential program for anyone considering coaching as a profession. The goal of this program is to create a deep understanding of the coaching process, along with how and why it is effective in catalyzing shifts in the mindset to create positive, sustainable transformation.

The training is based on the ICF’s core coaching competencies. It focuses on skills that lead to effective coaching conversations and that are required to build a successful coaching business. It evokes awareness about how identity, thoughts, and feelings determine mindset; and why a change in Think Feel Do impacts the achievement of goals though a change in this mindset.

This program is approved by the International Coaching Federation for 95 hours and comprises 24 live, instructor led, fully interactive virtual sessions offered over Zoom. These lectures cover all aspects of coaching – topics such as Human Emotions and the Brain, Coaching through Emotional Intelligence, The Belief System, Coaching Process and Structure, Deep Listening, Setting Worthy Goals, Asking Insightful Questions, Addressing Client Resistance, Coaching Groups, The Business of Coaching, and many more. These are complemented with a library of reading and reference material, coaching challenges based on various real-life coaching situations, extensive hands-on coaching practice, and assignments designed to trigger reflection on and mastery of coaching skills.

ICF Training Hours: 95

Duration: 24-weeks

Schedule: One 2-hour class per week

Includes certificate: Yes

Class Schedule
ProgramStart DateClass TimesClass Schedule
Certified Life CoachMonday, June 17th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 24-weeks
Certified Organizational Development CoachTueday, July 23rd10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Certified Executive CoachWednesday, July 24th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 12-weeks
Certified NLP CoachThursday, July 25th10:30am ET
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 2-hours, for 25-weeks
Level 1/2 - ACC/PCC
Mentoring
Friday, August 9th10:30am ET (FULL)
3:00pm ET
8:00pm ET
Once a week, 1-hour
for 6-sessions PLUS 4 one-on-
one sessions with mentor
Level 1/2 - ACC/PCC
Mentoring
Friday, September 27th10:30am ETOnce a week, 1-hour
for 6-sessions PLUS 4 one-on-
one sessions with mentor