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  • 19 August 2022
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Is Executive Coaching Effective? Studies Suggest It Might Be Worth a Try

Executive coaching has become an increasingly popular way to help leaders and managers work effectively in today’s business environment. But is it effective? One recent review of several studies about the effectiveness of results of executive coaching found that, overall, yes, coaching is worth it. While another separate review found that results appear to persist over time!

The need for executive coaching

Organisations today are complex, and leaders are under constant pressure to deliver results. In this environment, it's easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day and lose sight of the big picture. That's where executive coaching comes in. Executive coaching can be effective at an intrapersonal, interpersonal and organisational level. From self-efficacy and wellbeing of the individual, to enhanced communication and collaboration within teams and increased profitability for organisations.

What is it like to work with an executive coach?

Everyone's experience with their executive coach will be different. However it has been described as having a critical friend who questions and challenges while also offering support and advocacy. The combination of challenging habits and ideas, helping to find solutions, and supporting people through difficult times is what makes coaching so valuable.

How do I choose a coach?

There are a few things to look for when choosing an executive coach.

  • First, they should have experience coaching executives or leaders and managers.
  • Second, they should have significant business experience themselves.
  • Third, they should be accredited by a reputable organisation, subscribe to a code of ethics and work within a clear competency framework.

All of our coaches are practicing business coaches who have extensive business experience. All have been hand picked from our alumni and have completed our Business Coaching Programme. This programme is accredited by The Worldwide Association of Business Coaches. All coaches are assessed against the WABC Competency Framework and subscribe to thier Code of Ethics.

How much does coaching cost?

The cost of executive coaching can vary widely, depending on the coach, the company, and the programme. Our mission is to make fabulous external coaches accessible and affordable to all businesses at all levels! We offer flexible, face-to-face or virtual coaching for individuals and teams.

Why should I invest in executive coaching?

There are many benefits to investing in executive coaching, both in the short and long term. Plus, its cost effective: one study shows that ROI was 5.7 x the initial investment - and that this may have been understated.

Need a coach?

The BCA help leaders to think and then act, even better. We work with major corporates across many sectors, including hospitality, pharma, education and finance.

If you would like to learn more about our executive coaching service, please contact our team on 020 7101 0721, email [email protected] or submit our contact form.

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