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promoted or hired into a leadership position at a higher level in an
organization is a common and natural career objective for many people. When it happens there is often great pride in
the accomplishment and personal satisfaction with the new authority, not to
mention the higher compensation that usually is part of the package. While getting such a job can be the greatest
highlight of a career, it can also be the greatest challenge of a career. Identifying and addressing issues with managing
former peers, shifting personal activities further away from details, thinking
strategically, keeping personal balance while also getting in sync with the new
boss are just a few of the common challenges a new leader faces in addition to
the direct demands of the position.
these new waters can be overwhelming but all too frequently these individuals
are left on their own to either sink or swim.
During this critical transition it is very helpful to have a trusted and
experienced coach behind you to bring out fresh perspective and insights. With a leadership transition coach on your
side you gain objectivity in assessing the risks and opportunities of the
organization's situation and the implications relative to your personal
strengths and weaknesses. The coach will
also challenge you to stay on track with your key organizational and personal
learning priorities during the transition.
Together you and your coach will focus on creating and sustaining
positive momentum, with your boss as well as your team, to be successful in the
short and long terms.
The Peak Pathways
Career Transition Coaching program is available to individuals as well as
organizations to support executives as they transition into new leadership
responsibilities as a result of promotion within their current organization or
being hired with a new employer. The
program begins with an individual consultation to establish a frame work of the
key issues to be anticipated in the transition.
This phase is most beneficial when completed a few weeks prior to
starting work in the new position.
of the program is the one on one executive coaching during the first few months
on the job. This is a customized
approach of partnering with the leader based on a personal plan to successfully
step up into the new responsibilities and make positive contributions to the
organization as quickly as possible while at the same time laying a solid
foundation for long term success. The
executive will identify specific needs and work with the leadership transition
coach to set the goals as well as the length and frequency of coaching meetings.
value of the program is the cultural shift that begins to take place throughout
the organization as attitudes toward leaders in new roles changes from sink or
swim to accelerating success.
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