Executive Coaching is an individualized process that delivers a jointly developed action plan to address performance and “life-work” balance issues. The twin objectives are to enhance personal and professional effectiveness. We have provided Executive Coaching for professionals in accounting, architecture, banking, higher education and information technology. Typical profiles include:
- The professional who has achieved success by working extremely long hours and begins to sense that “life-work” issues are getting out of kilter.
- The executive who is making a transition to either a higher or different level of responsibility.
- The professional or executive whose performance has slipped.
Although no two Executive Coaching projects are precisely alike, the process we use has common phases:
We begin by setting project objectives and identify performance and personal effectiveness issues. Representative objectives include:
- Time management
- Stress management
- Leadership effectiveness
- Adult career planning
- Achieving greater “Life-Work” balance
We have conferences on a regular basis to review field implementation and coach on the Action Plan (see below). These sessions can be done in person or via phone or Skype.
We agree on field implementation assignments for the client to complete between coaching sessions. These can range from practicing new skills to maintaining a log to identify when various issues might surface. Each session begins by assessing our progress as coach and client on the agreed upon objectives. An Action Plan delineates implementation steps and dates.
One of the distinguishing attributes of our approach to Executive Coaching is Dr. Tilden’s expertise in executive assessment. For his dissertation, he developed a standardized assessment of career maturity. He has also taught psychological testing at the university level. When appropriate, we employ state of the art as well as classic instruments as tools to enhance the coaching process. These include, but are not limited to, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI); The Leadership Report (Based on the MBTI and the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation (FIRO); The Adult Career Concerns Inventory, the Strong Interest Inventory and the Learned Optimism Scales.
Tilden & Associates lists both international “marquee” businesses and regional Central Pennsylvania firms among its clients. Representative of the former are: Barclays Global Investors, BNP Paribas (Paris) Credit Suisse, Fortis Bank (Brussels), Johns Hopkins University, KPMG and QlikTech. Regional clients include: AccuWeather, Altoona Mirror, Centre Daily Times, Kish Bank, McKonly & Asbury CPAs, and Ward Trucking.