As golf phenomenon Tiger Woods states, “Professionals hire a coach to increase their chances of winning; amateurs don’t.

Anyone in a position to significantly impact the success of an organization deserves assistance in achieving goals. Seasoned, newly-appointed, relocating and budding executives all can benefit from a one-on-one coaching program carefully crafted by CMA Midwest to satisfy both individual and organizational needs.

Gain a heightened personal and environmental awareness.

Executives often underestimate their power to effect positive change in the organization through daily interactions. CMA’s coaches help executives zero in on their strengths while also becoming more attuned to critical organizational relationships. Our executive coaching programs succeed because we find the right coach/executive match, clearly define goals and measure process results. Understand the requirements for being even more effective in the organization. The CMA coach helps executives identify and examine critical interactions, viewing them from both the tree and the forest perspectives. Although coaching goals vary, there’s always an opportunity to improve organizational dynamics without trying to remake executives into people they aren’t. The CMA coach works hand-in-hand with the executive to establish priorities and determine a course of action. Team coaching, if identified as a need, is also available from CMA Midwest. Effect change with the tools and risk-free environment that CMA coaches provide.

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Coaching Process

CMA provides a safe environment to freely discuss and confront all types of executive challenges, as well the objectivity often missing from discussions with peers or other corporate stakeholders. In addition to regular one-on-one interaction, CMA coaches come equipped with all the essential tools 360-degree feedback, literature, exercises, anecdotal aids based on experience, and more that help executives affect change in themselves quickly and successfully. To ensure long-term impact, CMA also provides techniques for executives to assess whether they’re maintaining peak performance after the initial engagement.

What executive doesn’t aspire to be all you can be?
CMA helps leaders become more effective beyond their expectations.

360 Assessment and Executive Coaching

Our proven One Page Talent Management (OPTM) 360 assessment will help your leadership teams understand priority items that respondents feel need attention.

In an easy to complete format, respondents will choose from a “do more” or “do less” structure as they rate the requester.

After we have administered the assessment, one of our executive coaches will help define a strategy and action plan. We custom tailor each plan by company needs. Here is a sample of what the leadership plan may look like:

  1. Agree with the executive and project sponsors, if appropriate, on specific areas of concentration and courses of action
  2. Develop the executive’s coaching work-plan for the program duration
  3. Identify critical success factors and challenges, and define specific goals to be achieved
  4. Set-up and implement the coaching timeline for the selected duration, key action items, accountabilities, and deliverables
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Onboarding Coaching

Onboarding Coaching supports the early success of leaders. Leaders who are either new to an organization or who have recently taken on a new role with expanded scope and responsibilities, understand that demonstrating effectiveness and adding value quickly is key to success.

Onboarding Coaching

provides a framework for leaders to clearly define their mission, and gain buy-in. They will build necessary relationships, team dynamics, cultural norms, and generate a 30 – 60 – 90-day action plan to ensure early positive engagement.

Developmental Leadership Coaching

Leadership Coaching is utilized in situations where a leader has a specific developmental need, but lacks the self-awareness to make an adjustment. This blind spot impacts the leader’s current effectiveness and will limit their ability to grow into roles of greater scope and responsibility. Data collection, observation techniques, and direct feedback are utilized.

High-Potential Coaching

Created to further enhance the leadership skills and successes of an organization’s most promising upcoming leaders, this coaching program focuses on the specific needs of each individual. High-Potential Coaching identifies key areas for personal leadership improvement by conducting stakeholder interviews, self and 360 assessments. A practical, fact-based action plan is co-developed by the leader and coach, and successfully implemented during the coaching process.

Team Coaching

CMA Midwest assists organizations in improving team function at any level. An effective team evolves through clarity of purpose, aligning expectations, managing conflict, and clear accountability. Whether focusing on enhancing relationships, achieving collective results, leading a multigenerational workforce, or helping a newly formed team define its purpose, Team Coaching can help a team rise to higher levels of effectiveness. Team Coaching can include team development sessions, utilizing team effectiveness assessments to understand the current state of the team, or working one-on-one with a team leader. Team Coaching is helpful for both intact, local, and remote teams.

Targeted Coaching

Targeted Coaching focuses on improving a leader’s performance by emphasizing a specific skill or behavior. Examples of Targeted Coaching can include enhancing presentation skills, interactions with the media, or building executive presence. Specific behavioral and mindset adjustments are identified and personal strategies are developed for the leader to enhance performance in a specific, targeted area.