Optimize Your 1-1 Coaching Engagements – Here’s How

Here’s how we optimized our coaching engagements to communicate better, action plan better and measure better. You can do the same. I was recently talking to a coach at a major global coaching company.   “How do your coachees create action plans?” I asked.   “I email my coachees a word document.” She responded.   … Read More

How We Created $6 Million in Client Value

Here’s how we created over six million dollars in client value during (just one) 7-month leadership development program. And Coachmetrix helped us get there. As I mentioned in our last post, we’re on a mission at Coachmetrix to help others build their coaching and training businesses so that we can collectively have a greater impact … Read More

Coaching Tools to Engage a Participant’s Manager and Create Sustainable Change

A coachee’s manager can either derail or accelerate behavior change. How are you involving them in the development process? The content of your program is important. The great coaching you do is important too. But if you don’t effectively integrate the appropriate external factors into your work, sustainable change will not happen. In our previous … Read More

4 Coaching Tools to Measure Your Impact in the Workplace

Coaching over the phone or in person is effective. Watching your coachee in action is even better. Here are four proven tools to elevate your coaching impact by observing your coachees in the workplace.   In our last post, Effective Executive Coaching: Watching Players Play, we made the case that to effectively coach leaders, you … Read More

Effective Executing Coaching: Watch Your Players Play

Trying to coach a leader without watching them lead is like coaching an actor without watching them act. Can you imagine trying to coach Tiger Woods on his golf swing without watching him swing? How about trying to coach Matt Damon without watching him act? Or Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber without hearing them sing? … Read More

The Secret to Selecting Awesome Coaching Participants

Selecting participants for a leadership development program sounds easy. It isn’t. And if done incorrectly, you’ll start your program with exactly the wrong tone. We did. Once… Being selected for a coaching or leadership development program should be a privilege, not a pain. The challenge is that in today’s busy workplace, where the urgent rules … Read More

How to Calculate ROI in Your Leadership Development Program

ROI can and must be measured in leadership development and coaching engagements. But, it’s reliant on other building blocks. Here’s what we’ve learned about measuring ROI. ROI (return on investment) – the elusive measurement lacking in almost every leadership development and coaching program. It’s not uncommon to hear, “you can’t measure it.” Unfortunately, that argument … Read More

Pitfalls to Avoid in Effective Leadership Development

How to Avoid the Two Most Critical Participant Pitfalls in Leadership Development   We learned the hard way (through some costly mistakes) about what makes participants successful in our programs. These two dimensions will help you select the right participants and assess their level of engagement.   We are on a journey with you at … Read More

The Driving Component of Coaching Leadership Programs

Coaching and leadership development programs often lack a critical component to reinforce behavioral change. Ours did and this is what we learned.     We all know that leadership development is ultimately about self development. And self development is about making personal change. The challenge is that change is hard. It requires new mindsets, patterns … Read More

3 Lessons that Built Executive Commitment

In the last post we detailed critical mistakes we made with executive commitment that derailed over $300,000 of leadership development efforts. Now let’s take a look at the 3 lessons we’ve learned that have easily contributed to 2x those loses in new business and build executive commitment.   As a leadership coach and trainer, I … Read More