Executive Coaching

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Executive Coaching2019-08-28T10:59:02-08:00

Executive Coaching

Moxie’s Executive Coaching services are for leading professionals and executives that understand the intersection of strategy, growth, talent, and performance. The decision makers that possess leadership qualities but need expert-level guidance to refine and master leadership competences. The professional that wants to transform not only executive presence but who will accelerate team performance and create meaningful business impact. Our executive coaching service isn’t just about making you a better leader— it’s about EMPOWERING you to seize leadership moments. A change agent with a vision for immediate impact, sustainable change, and measurable results

It’s no surprise that if you’re performing at your best, those who you lead will follow in your footsteps. They’ll be motivated and inspired to collectively exceed company goals and objectives. By investing in executive and leadership coaching, you’re directly investing in the success of your team and organization. And at Moxie Institute, our executive coaching services are customized to build upon your foundation of tools and techniques that focus on areas of growth, business challenges and leadership style.

Lead with moxie and drive business impact.

What is Leadership?

Leadership is a license to drive others to their destination. You’re entrusted with a vehicle — a department, a business, a group — and you’re responsible for the direction, the decisions, and the successful arrival of your passengers i.e., your staff, employees, etc. Leadership is also about teaching and impartations. Eventually, you want your team to be able to drive to the destination themselves and to get there faster than you ever could and in more innovative ways. Leadership involves a delicate dynamic of relationships, decision-making and accountability. By the way, if you have no one following you, you are not a leader — you’re just a boss. This puts a key emphasis on relationships and building trust with those you are leading so that they will in turn trust your leadership and vision.

What is Executive Coaching?

You’ve done the leg work of climbing the ranks to get to this position as an executive and leader in your company. An executive coach helps you maximize your leadership potential within this hard-earned position. Through tailored and personalized training, executive coaching takes talent development to the next level. Executive coaching provides support in a variety of ways from results-oriented skill building exercises to one-on-one mentorship. Executive coaching is a process of root cause analysis, identifying areas of improvements and strengths, and building a roadmap to achieving sustainable leadership goals. With an executive coach, you are more likely to accelerate in your leadership abilities specific to your position as an executive, which will lead to a more efficient, motivated team.

What is Leadership Coaching?

Leadership coaching is a bit different from executive coaching but they both follow similar principles. Leadership coaching is essentially an opportunity to develop leadership potential in individuals, irrespective of their profession. Leadership coaching takes on a more holistic approach than executive coaching because it doesn’t have to necessarily focus on a corporate definition of leadership. Nor is it mandatory to have specific goals or objectives for professional gain. A teacher, a freelancer, a standard employee etc., can utilize leadership coaching to optimize both their personal and professional development. A leadership coach can take the interpersonal and intrapersonal goals of an individual and create a tailored plan that is centered around those needs. Ultimately, the overall purpose of a leadership coach is to make the client a more effective and established leader.

What are the characteristics of leadership?

There is an endless array of adjectives and professional jargon that can be applied to answer this question. Experts have defined, studied, researched, and revised the term “leadership.” But in the end, these 20 core values of leadership have stood the test of time.

  1. Emotional Intelligence
  2. Wisdom
  3. GRIT
  4. Purpose-Driven
  5. Authenticity
  6. Confidence
  7. Decision-Making
  8. Problem Solving
  9. Developing Others
  10. Results-Oriented
  11. Inspirational
  12. Innovative
  13. Communication
  14. Mindfulness
  15. Understanding
  16. Integrity
  17. Courageous
  18. Passionate
  19. Trustworthy
  20. Resilience

What Makes For An Effective Leadership Coach?

Experience, dedication and passion to see the client thrive. Without these three key traits, a leadership coach is simply just a paid accountability partner. What distinguishes the effectiveness of a leadership coach is their ability to not just teach, but their ability to guide and equip the client with sustainable practices, tools, and methods. The effective leadership coach is trustworthy, approachable, client focused, full of integrity and results-oriented. There are practical knowledge bases that your coach should have including but not limited to: business acumen, principles in psychology, emotional intelligence, and (of course) fundamental coaching skills with a minimum of 10,000 hours of applied expertise.

Why Hire an Executive Coach?

With the vast amount of coaching videos, self-help books, and free online resources, we understand that it may seem counterintuitive to spend money on an executive coach. So then, why should you hire an executive coach? The answer is actually quite simple: results. And not just any results. We’re talking about “personalized time-saving, business-growing, performance-improving, employee motivating, confidence-boosting” results. Hiring an executive coach is an investment that will reap benefits that are not just seasonal but will last the entire lifespan of your career. Between the competitive advantages and unparalleled ROI, you might want to ask yourself, “Why shouldn’t I hire an executive coach?”

Advantages of An External Coach

There’s a reason why consultants and auditors are sourced externally. Specialized objectivity can be leveraged to provide holistic, unbiased outcomes. Bringing in an outside perspective removes any conflict of interest — other than the shared sentiment of seeing you and your team thrive — which results in a focused and controlled talent development process. An external executive coach can dig deep into those conversations that are necessary to your growth as a leader. Conversations about your employees, the culture, professional and personal challenges. A professional relationship centered around trust can help develop an environment of confidentiality which might otherwise be compromised with internal resources. Aside from the objective benefits, an external coach brings in a host of targeted coaching experience, business acumen, and solutions-oriented tools and techniques. Their focus is on your leadership, your development, and achieving your goals and objectives. They aren’t bound by the limitations of being involved in other duties as part of your organization. The combination of accountability, targeted focus, and flexibility makes an external coach the optimal way to go for executive coaching.

Executive and Leadership Coaching Competencies

  • Situational Leadership
  • Executive Presence
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Business Psychology
  • Impact and Influence
  • Decision Making
  • Self Awareness
  • Transitions and Culture Shifts
  • Resilience
  • Strategy Execution
  • Confidence and Courage
  • Performance Management
  • Communication
  • Neurolinguistic Programming
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Goal Accomplishment
  • Work Life Balance
  • Personal Branding
  • Presence and Mindfulness
  • Organization and Productivity
  • Fear(less) and Anxiety
  • Sustainable Relationships
  • Career Transitions
  • Purpose and Fulfillment


one on one

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Speaker Coaching
  • Media Coaching


Leadership Training Programs

  • Executive Team Coaching
  • Lead with Moxie
  • Executive Presence
  • Developing Personal Impact
  • Core Skills for Managers
  • Leading a High Performing Team
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Negotiating and Sales Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Lead with Influence
  • Leading without Authority
  • Unconscious Bias

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Our Approach and Process

The MOXiE experience is a collection of highly talented and seasoned coaches who are committed to you and your process from Day 1. We begin by identifying your “why” — goals, desired outcomes, challenges, current competencies, stakeholders, etc.

Below is a list of conversation starters that we use during the discovery process to create a shared learning journey:

What the client is looking for in the coaching relationship
What the coaching relationship is and isn’t
The style of the coach and how that resonates with the client
Rules of engagement and protocol
Confidentiality and priority to the client
The coach’s credentials and experience
Timing, cadence, and logistics
How success for coaching will be measured

Unleashing the Potential of Individuals, Teams, and Organizations

Executive coaching is only successful when it’s built on a foundation of trust and focused on results. Moxie Institute’s coaching approach is based on gaining commitment from the executive and their stakeholders, improving their skills and measuring the results. With Moxie Institute’s executive coaching services, you’ll begin a curated process that begins and ends with your maximum leadership potential in mind. Our master coaches create your roadmap through a series of discovery sessions and evaluations and we facilitate and guide your process through these proven steps:


A leader is selected by the executive team or voluntarily opts-in to receive coaching services.


The individual will work with the coach to define the desired outcomes and objectives for the coaching relationship.

Data Collection

Through a series of assessments, the leader’s leadership style and competencies are evaluated to determine the best approach for the coaching process. The coach provides qualitative feedback to help the leader understand their competencies and areas of growth.

Goal Setting

After the assessments and evaluations, the leader and the coach come together to finalize the established goals with a better understanding of their assets and needs.

Coaching Sessions

The targeted coaching sessions are a continuous process of practical leadership development, guidance, and real-time support and feedback.


As the sessions come to a close, the executive coach and the leader evaluate their progress, discuss their successes and create an exit strategy for sustainable results.


An official summary outlining the process and results is prepared for the leader (and the leadership board, if requested).


For an outlined period of time, the coach and leader will engage in follow up communications to assess the application of the coaching sessions.

The value and impact of the executive coaching experience can be measured in a very quick time frame.

Executive Coaching & Leadership Coaching Options

The coaching cadence is situational, however, our decades of experience point to weekly or bi-monthly sessions for the best short-term results. Weekly sessions help keep the coach and executive on track and serves as an “accountability” touchpoint for measurable improvement.

Developmental Coaching (10 – 20 hours)

Three to Five months: The focus of the sessions are to identify and prioritize developmental goals and establish an ongoing learning journey. This is accomplished in partnership with the professional along with the supervisor and/or stakeholders. The goal is to quickly transition to client independence with the supervisor and stakeholder support for continued progress.

Executive Coaching (30 – 60 hours)

Six months up to one year: The focus is to identify and prioritize individual and developmental goals, challenges, team effectiveness and organizational goals with an action plan. The coach will gather data via a client questionnaire, a 360 degree feedback process, and other diagnostic assessments such as Myers-Briggs, Strengthsfinder, Hogan Leadership, Leadership Gap Indicator, etc. The coach is responsible for working with the executive to determine the plan, its implementation, execution and measure ongoing results.

Team Coaching (30 – 60 hours)

Six months up to one year: Executive team coaching is ideal for improving team dynamics and creating sustainable change. Expected outcomes include increased team cohesiveness; surfacing of difficult, but imperative conversations; elevated authentic, transparent communication; resolving of personality and work-style differences. Moxie Institute coaches are skilled at illuminating hidden and undermining, but ever-present, issues to the table, and expertly addressing them in a safe and partner-centric way to elevate the team’s emotional intelligence and effectiveness. We facilitate dynamic group sessions that allow participants to powerfully integrate new awareness tools, and structured accountability, resulting in greater: communication, authenticity, teamwork, and productivity.

About our Coaches

We believe coaching is one of the most effective tools available to take leadership development to a deeper and more sustainable level – whether focused on the individual, groups, teams, or the entire organization.

Every Moxie Institute coach undergoes a rigorous selection and training process unlike any in the industry, with oversight provided by Moxie Institute’s Executive Team. We continuously monitor the effectiveness of coaches and their value to clients and insure an excellent fit between the coach and the coachee. This dedication to coach training and constant quality control sets Moxie Institute coaches apart from other providers.

Moxie Institute Coaches Skills and Competencies

  • Executive coach certification or psychology, business or behavioral science experience
  • Strong business acumen and interpersonal skills
  • More than 10 years of coaching experience
  • Executive credibility, authenticity and trustworthy
  • Real-world work experience in either leadership or key industry expertise
  • Multilingual and multicultural abilities
  • A high regard for confidentiality and ethics

Assessment Tools

Executive coaching is most effective when it’s personalized to address the unique set of strengths and development needs of each executive. Moxie Institute draws upon many executive and C-suite level assessments that guide our coaches to pinpoint their approach to the specific needs of each executive. In addition, our 360-assessments are designed to create involvement and buy-in from other key leaders and stakeholders to target discussions, illuminate blindspots and identify areas of strength, challenges and opportunities.

Who Will Benefit

C-Suite Executives

Energize and sharpen senior leader performance. At a time when senior executives face the toughest challenges of their careers, they have fewer trusted peers, mentors, and colleagues who will give them objective guidance, challenge their thinking, or help them to grow. Simultaneously, their position of influence makes it harder to admit their struggles to others within their organization. We align these executives with a Moxie coach that matches their position and business acumen.

Executive Education

Transitioning from a functional or business unit leader to an enterprise leader is no easy feat. Executives are responsible for driving the success of the business, and they require the proper business acumen and leadership skills to make it happen. We provide the development and coaching your executives need for success.

High-Potential Development

High-potential leaders face the highest expectations and are often tasked with the most challenging assignments, and the need to build effective teams quickly. We help high-potential leaders with advanced business acumen and leadership capabilities, assessing for potential while preparing leaders for bigger, broader, and more senior roles.

Middle Manager Development

Shifting from leading others to being the manager of managers is one of the greatest challenges rising leaders face. We provide mid-level leaders with the tools and skills they need to successfully manage multiple teams, maintain accountability for large budgets, build credibility, develop talent, and effectively communicate strategy from the top down and throughout the organization.

Front-Line leader Development

Front-line leaders, along with their direct reports, make up the group with the largest opportunity to impact the business where it really counts. Directly or indirectly, front-line leaders touch every single customer, and we equip your leaders with the leadership and business skills they need to drive success.

New Hires and Onboarding

Successful onboarding leads to accelerated productivity, improved retention, deeper bench strength, higher employee satisfaction, and engaged employees who execute on the organization’s strategic objectives and deliver results. We help you to create structured onboarding processes to select and make the most of your new hires through the proper assessment and training.



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