What is an executive career coach?
An Executive Career Coach helps guide the decisions that shape your career. A coach acts as a trusted confidante during times of opportunity, stress or uncertainty. You may be preparing for a change in role, or managing a difficult situation at work, or simply looking to improve your own personal development. A career coach will help stress test decisions and guide you towards the right solutions for you and your career.
How can an executive career coach help you?
Friends and family provide useful sounding boards for career-related questions, but they are no substitute for the professional guidance offered by an Executive Career Coach.
Whether you are looking to solve a problem at work or seeking a new challenge, a coach will help you work through potential options and formulate the right solution for you personally and professionally.
Benefits of Executive Career Coaching include:
- A safe space to share your thoughts and work through career challenges, opportunities and aspirations.
- Support with planning a career path and how to unlock opportunities for career progression
- Help you develop positive thoughts and behaviours that will improve your performance at work
- Opportunity to work through personal and professional tensions and work towards an ideal work-life balance
- Help develop skills and behaviours that will make you standout in the workplace and support your professional development
What does executive career coaching involve with AGP?
By combining unrivalled knowledge of the jobs market with sophisticated behavioural and psychological theories, AGP helps executives plot a successful path through their careers.
Self-learning is at the heart of our approach. We create bespoke development plans that identify your individual strengths, highlight areas for improvement and set personal and professional goals.
By working in partnership, over time, you will achieve the self-awareness and insight that empowers you to make better decisions and maximise your career opportunities.
Our unrivalled knowledge of business and client culture will help you achieve your goals faster and maximise your potential.
Our programmes are flexible, however we suggest a minimum of four sessions is required to put executives firmly on the path to sustained self-improvement. We also offer a complimentary discovery session prior to any career coaching, to explore how you and your coach might work together.
A session normally lasts for two hours. We think of the process in terms of a two-way conversation during which our coach will ask powerful questions and challenge current thinking, feelings or behaviours. Our carefully curated questions help you self-identify your own solutions, so you instinctively know the actions you need to take to improve your performance.
Our coaches understand the urgency for some coaching needs and will make themselves available to ensure clients achieve their desired goals, in their given timeframes.
Our clients trust us to find the right person at the first time of asking
I would recommend Tony in a heartbeat.
Tony has a wide network across the UK retail market and knows what’s going on across sectors. Tony is able to match his clients to candidates in smart partnerships with close consideration of cultural fit, which is very rare in my experience.
As a candidate, Tony always kept me updated on the progress of any project and then remained in touch throughout the assignment, providing valuable executive support and advice.
I am always grateful that Tony picks up the phone to me frequently with such interesting opportunities
Following a change in career direction, I was fortunate enough to work with Tony in some 1:1 coaching sessions. Tony’s style of coaching is excellent – he builds rapport easily and asks probing, perceptive questions that enabled me to clarify my thought processes.
His challenging but empathetic style really delivered for me. He encouraged me to self-reflect and recognise my underlying concerns. Once I had this clarity, he really helped me to identify and evaluate potential options and alternatives.
I came away from our coaching sessions with real insight into my concerns and a clear action plan to make the positive changes I needed.
I have known Tony for some time both as a client and candidate and he never fails to impress. He quickly and efficiently understands the brief and then delivers strong candidates who have the necessary skills and expertise.
Tony invests time in both his clients and his candidates even when there is nothing specific to discuss. This is what makes him a great search specialist: he is approachable, engaging, warm and incredibly well-networked.