According to a 2013 survey by Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, 51 percent of senior executives reported they “receive coaching or leadership advice from outside consultants or coaches.”
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt described coaching this way: “Every famous athlete, every famous performer, has somebody who is a coach. Someone who can watch what they are doing and say ‘is that really what you meant?’… The one thing people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps.”
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates summed it up this way, “Everyone needs a coach… We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
Are YOU getting help from a coach yet to reach your peak potential?
Meet Victor Prince - Certified Executive Coach
Are you a successful executive looking for a competitive edge to help you climb up the corporate ladder?
Are you looking for help focusing on your professional and career development?
Do you want to improve key leadership skills like:
- Conflict Management,
- Strategic Planning,
- Motivating People,
- Delegating, and
- Building Teams?
Could YOU use an outside, independent voice who can help you as a Sounding Board, Brainstorming Partner, and Accountability Coach?
Victor Prince is a consultant-turned-executive who became an executive coach to help people like you.
As a Chief Operating Officer (COO), Victor led a team with 300+ people and $100+ million of budget. As a Bain & Company strategy consultant, he advised senior executives across six countries and several industries. As a noted leadership book author, he helps leaders find innovative ways to provide the best leadership to their teams. As a Wharton MBA, he learned business from the best.
Victor applies proven tools and techniques to help executives identify the root causes of their problems and implement the solutions that will work for them.
How Our Executive Coaching Works
Victor approaches coaching like a consulting project.
He helps clients identify their goals and then employs the right information, tools, and techniques to achieve those goals.
He helps clients track progress and see results.
Victor’s goal is to make the coaching sessions the most valuable, and anticipated, meetings clients have at work.
A typical engagement has Victor meeting with the client every other week for six months. The meetings can be over the phone, via a video call, or in-person.
Every client is different, but a typical coaching engagement may look like this:
- Gather Baseline Information – Victor interviews the client’s key colleagues to get anonymous feedback on the client’s strengths and opportunities for improvement. The client also takes a few standardized assessments to measure their working interests and style relative to other people.
- Identify Opportunities for Improvement – Victor reviews the feedback and assessment results with the client. They identify and prioritize the most important things to work on.
- Set Improvement Goals – Victor uses a conversational technique called active inquiry to help the client identify solutions to their problems and opportunities. Each session ends with the client identifying a few next steps they want to do before the next meeting.
- Track Progress to Build Accountability – Each session starts by reviewing the progress on the next steps from previous sessions. Victor uses a web-based tool to help the client track progress.
- Review and Assess – At the end of the six months, Victor interviews the client’s key colleagues again to get feedback on the client’s strengths and opportunities for improvement, focusing on the areas the client wanted to target. Victor prepares a short summary of the results of the coaching that the client can share with others, as desired.
- Provide Ad Hoc Support As Needed – As needed, Victor can help the client by playing other roles too. He can be a sounding board for new ideas. He can role-play to prepare the client for a crucial conversation or a big meeting. He can help with time management and communication skills. He can also provide training and facilitate meetings as separate engagements.