The executive coaching industry can be confusing.
According to a Global Coaching Client study (International Coaching Federation, 2009), the median company ROI is 700%. Furthermore, 96% of clients indicated that they would repeat the coaching experience.
Yet how do you differentiate one coach from another?
Experience in your business isn’t the same as coaching experience. Hours of coaching live clients, and mentor coaching, develop outstanding 1:1 facilitation skills. Insight into organizational dynamics, industry structure, and client relationships are a plus. For example, Jessica has coached over 1,500 people from 20 different nations for the past 14 years.
Good coaches can come from many different educational backgrounds. Our coaches all hold advanced degrees from research universities in fields such as business, psychology, and education. Jessica studied under worldwide thought leaders in emotional intelligence, appreciative inquiry, and intentional change in graduate school.
Credentials from a leading coaching association indicate an advanced level of professionalism and competency. Coaching credentials guarantee that our process goes beyond the individual experiences of any single coach. Every coach affiliated with JWJ Consulting has earned an executive coaching certificate from a program requiring live classroom time, supervised coaching practice, and master coach mentoring.
Our coaching approach starts with the understanding that adults change their behaviors when they are intrinsically motivated to do so. Underlying every coaching relationship is an understanding of the science behind behavioral change, which helps us to structure engagements in the manner most beneficial to our individual clients.
As a certified executive coach with the Weatherhead School of Management, Jessica is trained in facilitation grounded in the Theory of Intentional Change by Dr. Richard Boyatzis. While strictly implementing this model may not be warranted for every coaching engagement, our coach approach is always grounded first in exploration of an inspiring, hopeful vision of the future. Multiple research studies from the fields of psychology, organizational behavior, education, and neuroscience demonstrate that focus on a hopeful vision is the most statistically significant indicator of successful change and goal attainment.
Often we have a sense of who we are but a foggy concept of how others are on the inside. Or sometimes it’s hard to know what our outside looks like to others. As a Master Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI©) Steps I and II, Jessica has spent 15 years studying and using psychological type to enhance clients’ awareness of self and others.
Emotional & Social Intelligence
Understanding yourself and others, and using this information to manage yourself and your relationships, has been proven as the set of behaviors which separate bosses from leaders. JWJ Consulting uses two tools: 1) the 360-degree feedback Emotional & Social Competence Inventory (ESCI©) by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis, and 2) the EQ-i 2.0® by Multi-Health Systems (based on the BarOn EQ-i by Reuven Bar-On).