leadership coaching


The world of leadership is ever evolving. Given change, complexities and the shifting needs of the working world, leadership requires evolving mindsets, skills and approaches. No longer is it acceptable for leaders to minimize the importance of relationship skills and emotional intelligence. A focus on results and task is not enough. Employees, organizations and customers expect more. It is about weaving together head and heart.

At Latitude44, our coaching provides the right balance between support and challenge. Coaching is about enabling positive change in others that creates results. Business results, leader interactions and team interactions are all metrics of the success of coaching.
Working with a Latitude44 coach provides leaders with:

  • A neutral sounding board to discuss specific work situations and plans
  • Someone who will listen without judgment, offer different perspectives, brainstorm opportunities, share suggestions and challenge any assumptions that they may be making
  • A framework for identifying options and developing action plans
  • Someone to hold them accountable to their development goals

The ingredients for a successful coaching relationship are that the leaders are highly motivated to change, there is good chemistry with the coach, and there is a strong commitment from senior management to further developing the leaders.
Handful of Client Outcomes of Coaching…

  • Master the leadership, communication and emotional intelligence competencies they need to have a greater impact in their organization
  • During times of uncertainty, coaching helps leaders navigate organizational change, prevent interruption to productivity, increase awareness of choices and options, and identify new possibilities
  • Assimilate and apply lessons from assessments (leadership skills, 360⁰ feedback, performance reviews)
  • Coaching helps when navigating the complexities and differences when shifting from leading a small team to taking on a larger portfolio
  • Learn how to coach, delegate and empower their teams towards higher performance
  • Learn to develop increased resiliency strategies to better manage change and pressure
  • Successful onboarding of new leader

The Ropes.

Determine Outcomes

  • What are the goals/results the client wants to achieve?
  • What impact is desired as a result of the coaching?
  • How will results of the change they want to see be measured?
  • What are the success parameters?

Building Awareness
By increasing awareness of existing strengths and current challenges as well as possible blind spots, leaders are able to develop a step by step approach for what they need to do to achieve professional and personal goals. This includes gaining a clearer understanding of their impact on others and developing techniques to increase personal and organizational effectiveness.

  • Review any assessments already on hand
  • Complete additional assessments and provide debriefing of assessments

Hold Regular Coaching Sessions

  • Average of 1-2 meetings per month for a typical period of 6-12 months (finalized based on needs)
  • Ensure client creates and implements their learning plan
  • Gather on-going feedback on the effectiveness of the coaching process

Regularity and duration of coaching are important elements in order to build momentum over time. All coaching programs are co-designed by the coach and client to meet individual and organizational needs. Spaced meetings occur primarily via telephone or in person and are enhanced through the use of email follow-up.

Summarize and Evaluate

  • Pull together and synthesize client changes and corresponding impact
  • Determine return on investment of coaching
  • Meet back with sponsor of coaching to review results and create move forward plan

Team coaching sessions with multiple leaders are also available.