"Executive Coaching is designed to enhance organizational efficiency and productivity by accelerating leaders' growth and performance. Coaching engages leaders in customized ways tailored to their individuality. It is this customization that sets executive coaching apart from other leadership development opportunities." (Schidlow and Siders, 2014)
What is Executive Coaching?
Coaching is a short-to-medium-term relationship between a manager or senior leader and a consultant (internal or external) with the purpose of improving performance (Douglas and McCauley, 1999). Coaching is not networking, mentoring, or therapy.
How do I obtain an Executive Coach?
To begin the process of securing an executive coach for yourself or a member of your team, division, or department:
- Complete the Executive Coaching Intake Form. Dianne Magier (email@example.com) will be in touch shortly. We understand the sensitive nature of many of these requests; all are treated as strictly confidential.
- A brief follow-up meeting or phone call may take place where additional information is gathered. You will then be provided the names of two internal or U-M approved external executive coaches; at this point, you will select the coach you feel is the best match for your unique situation. Informational interviews can be conducted to further assess fit.
Please Note: Payment for an external executive coach generally comes from the recipient's departmental or discretionary funds. The Office of Faculty Development does not pay for executive coaching services, unless through specialty Scholars programs.
I’m an approved Executive Coach, how will I be matched with potential coachees?
Potential coachees will complete the Executive Coaching Intake Form, which will be reviewed by our office. Dianne Magier (firstname.lastname@example.org) will choose two potential coaches for the coachee to review, and ultimately, the coachee will choose the coach that they feel is the best match. Informational interviews may be conducted to further assess fit.
Coaching engagements with external coaches will be initiated by the coaching client. We do not encourage our external coaches to solicit new business opportunities with clients directly.