Patricia Hirsch interviews Doug Gfeller, MCC. Listen to Doug as he describes the challenges and methods that he uses in coaching in the C Suite. Doug’s method involves coaching three unique clients. The first is the CEO, the second is the CEO’s direct reports and the third is the 800-pound gorilla that shows up in the management meetings for these individuals. Once the Board Room door is closed the individuals’ shift and the group dynamics and communications styles of the individuals shift. This requires coaching of them as a groups in addition to coaching them individually. While the coaching issues at this level are not unique for business coaching, the stress level, expectations and deadlines are truly unique and need to be acknowledged in the coaching.
Doug Gfeller is the Founder/Owner of The Coaching Perspective; Coach, Author, Speaker, Board Member, and Radio Show Host. Doug is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has earned their highest designation of Master Certified Coach. He has been providing executive coaching services for both individuals and groups since 1994. Doug frequently speaks to groups on coaching topics and is a motivational speaker for business groups. He has taught courses at UCI Irvine and is currently working on his second book, Coaching From The Client’s Perspective, due out next year. As host of the radio show, The Coaching Perspective, Doug brings together coaches, CEOs and human resource professionals to discuss best practices and current issues in business today. Doug’s show is syndicated online and archives are available as podcasts on The Coaching Perspective web site
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