Akua’s approach to executive coaching is holistic. She always discuss personal and professional goals. She also works with aspiring leaders and globally minded individuals.
What is Coaching?
Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential. It is designed to facilitate the creation/development of goals and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving those goals.
As a coach, I will assist you in….
Setting and planning your goals,
Creating awareness around potential blocks, derailers, and opportunities,
Defining actions and steps to help you move forward and finally,
Managing the process and defining what accountability means to you.
Coaching is Not...
Therapy – it is about your future, not your past or fixing anything
Mentoring – it is about you, not my experiences
Consulting – it is about your solutions, not my thoughts
Nevertheless I will leverage mentoring and consulting approaches when given permission by my client. You can learn more about my approach.
Who is an Executive?
"Executive" is a person who has leadership responsibility (financial/operational/ people) and/or responsibility for policy formulation and/or makes significant contributions to an organization.
What is the Role of a Coach?
I am your partner who helps you clarify your goals (personal or professional) and then achieve them through planning, action, and reflection.
I am here to help you identify your areas of strength and your areas of growth, and to build a development plan with you based on your goals. I am “in your corner” and will support and challenge you. I can also be your sounding board, thought partner, and a someone to hold you accountable.
How Can I Use Coaching?
You can think of coaching as a way of committing to your continuous growth. You can benefit from a coach at any point in your career. Most people use my coaching for:
Overcoming internal blocks to success: I can help you identify your innate preferences, limiting beliefs and assumptions that are keeping you from taking your personal and professional life to the next level.
Improving professional and personal relationships and communication: I can partner with you to close the gap between how things are, and how you would like them to be concerning effective communication and productive relationships.
Ongoing personal and professional development: Together, we can set goals for you and work on the skills that will help you become the leader and person you want to be.
Situational support: Whatever challenge your work or life throws at you, you will have me by your side to help you talk through tough situations, prepare for an important meeting or a difficult conversation.
Career and business planning and transitions: I can be your thought-partner when it comes to planning your next move, and help you outline your vision.
Could I Benefit From Coaching?
The best athletes have coaches, and so do the most effective leaders. I can support you in various ways, including:
Having a different perspective from you. Often, we are limited in our growth by limited self-awareness. I can see the situation in a way you might not be able to.
Being on your team. I am your advocate and yet independent from you in a way that is different from anyone else.
Coaching can be used to
Build executive presence, leadership, and other soft skills
Increase ROI and learning retention
Increase employee retention and engagement
Coaching can be leveraged for almost any challenge or situation:
Better engage with members of your team
Deal with a significant change or problem
Develop a strategic plan and realize it
Overcome an obstacle that has you feeling stuck
Increase self-awareness and discover the beliefs that limit you
Develop a more satisfying career and personal relationships
Become more efficient in your work, so you don’t feel behind and overwhelmed
Rebuild momentum for an existing goal
Re-align your actions and your ideas, and hold yourself accountable to your goals
Leverage your strengths and innate preference to get to the next level