The online world offers numerous benefits, particularly in its ability to connect individuals when in-person interactions are impractical or inconvenient. This principle holds true for virtual coaching, where the digital environment serves as a valuable alternative to conventional face-to-face engagement.
Discover leadership potential for your executives with virtual coaching services. A convenient and easy-to-access solution that still maintains a personal approach to professional and personal development.
What is virtual coaching?
Virtual coaching is an accessible solution for those looking for online executive business coaching. It’s carried out remotely via a video conferencing service and is a convenient option for organisations wanting to develop senior executives without the limitations of a face-to-face meeting. Whether the distance is an issue or the time to meet regularly in person, virtual coaching provides all the same benefits as regular executive coaching services, just with the convenience of being delivered online.
The flexibility of virtual coaching allows sessions to fit around work and family life. Sessions can be scheduled outside of regular working hours within given timeframes, ensuring that personal and professional development can still be prioritised in their daily routine.
At agp, our premium executive coaching service is never diluted, whether in-person or virtual. You can expect the same high standard and positive outcome, with executives placed firmly on the path to sustained self-improvement through our bespoke sessions.
How does virtual coaching work?
Each session, conducted via a video conferencing call, is around two hours long, and programmes are flexible to work with each individual’s schedule. We recommend an initial four sessions, with the number of total sessions dependent on the challenges faced and goals to be achieved.
Your coach will prompt the executive with thought-provoking questions to challenge current behaviours in a confidential, safe environment. Each question is curated to allow clients to find their own solutions and evoke self-learning to make actionable improvements in performance.
All sessions begin with an initial informal discussion to enable your coach to gather key information, goals and challenges, and allow executives to discover more about their coach. This introductory session will provide insight into the coach’s approach, tools and experience to ensure the time together is as productive as possible.
What are the benefits of virtual executive coaching?
Virtual coaching has many advantages. This effective solution opens up accessibility barriers for those with restricted time in their daily routine, remote workers, or those with travel restrictions. Read more about the benefits of virtual executive coaching here:
It’s completely flexible
No need to factor in travel time, this supportive coaching environment encourages self-learning and inspires and motivates executives to build productive goals and strategies online with their coach.
Flexibility is at the core of virtual executive coaching. Coaches will make themselves available to ensure goals are met within given time frames, no matter where and when clients are available. Whether clients are based in an office at the other end of the country, in another time zone or part-time working from home – virtual executive coaching can still take place.
Virtual coaching sessions aren’t restrained by location, so there is no need to factor in the cost of travel. Plus, it reduces environmental impacts. Online sessions also mean fewer distractions or external factors such as travel delays impacting the session. Instead, you’ll have a dedicated coach that you can access from anywhere. The absence of travel also means that both the coach and the client can optimise their time more effectively.
The virtual format enhances the overall efficiency and effectiveness of coaching sessions, making it a valuable investment for individuals and organisations looking for professional development and growth.
You can easily record notes and insights
Virtual coaching streamlines note-taking offers secure session recordings, if mutually agreed beforehand, and opens the opportunity for screen sharing and visual aids.
Real-time documentation saves time and enhances freshness and accuracy of information during virtual sessions. Collaboratively capture key points, action items and reflections as they arise with the coach during the discussion, meaning a more interactive and dynamic coaching session.
Conducting the sessions online also means it is simple to share screens where useful and delve deeper into insights with visual aids. Plus, the secure storing of session recordings ensures easy access to review progress and reflect back on the evolution of insights and goals over the course of the coaching relationship.
It improves scalability
By removing logistical challenges, and enhancing flexibility with virtual coaching, it enables scalable deployment across teams, departments and even global offices. Online delivery facilitates simultaneous coaching sessions, allowing the executive to join at any given time in a seamless and scalable way. The ability to record sessions is another major advantage. Overall, this virtual model promotes a scalable, cost-effective, tailored coaching solution for businesses of different sizes, structures and setups, transcending geographical boundaries.
It’s an inclusive and accessible approach
Are time zones a challenge for your organisation? Are your executives pushed for time within regular working hours? Do you need a solution that accommodates those with mobility challenges? Virtual coaching overcomes these issues by fostering inclusivity and accessibility to all.
Virtual coaching removes blockers to personal and professional development, allowing individuals worldwide to engage in coaching, ensuring a flexible and diverse perspective. This approach is beneficial for those with additional mobility needs too, allowing coaching to become accessible from the comfort of home.
The benefit of virtual coaching is it democratises access to coaching, promoting diversity and inclusivity to all.
How can you make the most of virtual coaching?
Make the most of virtual coaching by setting a clear foundation of goals and expectations during the sessions. Use open communication to talk through challenges, objectives and preferred styles of learning.
Each session should be used to fully engage with the process, participate in discussions, ask questions and take on board feedback and insights. Utilise tools and technology to note-take collaboratively, capturing insights seamlessly, and making them accessible to look back on in future.
Embrace the opportunity to revisit recorded sessions where needed, taking an active approach to development. Set action items and keep track of progress with regular coaching sessions. Essentially, the key to getting the most out of virtual coaching is to take a proactive approach to self-learning and professional growth, with clear communication and engagement.
Why choose agp for virtual coaching sessions?
Whether in-person or virtual, our executive coaching service drives self-development and facilitates personal and business growth by developing the skills leaders need in their roles. Our sessions allow executives to identify areas for improvement, and develop goals and strategies, whilst defining measurable progress methods.
Our Executive Coach Sharon Gregg oversees our coaching programme as a qualified Master Coach. You can trust in her unrivalled knowledge of business and client culture, and her tried and tested methods that focus on leadership skills and growth to deliver results.
If you’d like to learn more about our virtual coaching sessions, contact agp today.