If there’s one area of consulting on a rocket-ship ride of growth, it’s executive coaching. That’s because it works—at least with the right clients: Willing and able are the two qualities we seek in prospective clients because, without a mutual understanding of what’s ahead and committing to go there, our work is impossible. And while there are many ways to coach, we believe it’s imperative to first establish trust with our clients. In return, we do the homework required to recognize the company culture that forms the backdrop of each assignment. This allows us to develop an approach that’s compatible, a flexibility that means we can leverage existing development programs and tools.
Gaines Consulting’s coaches are experienced at debriefing and interpreting the most commonly used 360-degree surveys and are highly qualified to assist executives in designing and implementing development plans.Additionally, in the spectrum of executive coaching between reflective (like a psychotherapist) and consultative (like a business plan consultant), we ride the middle. We ask questions, drawing out discussions that wed clients to ideas and also suggest new concepts to road test. No matter which path, we always involve the manager throughout the process to align goals and ensure that our approach is helpful and relevant.