We transform business heads and high potentials as they transition from managerial roles to becoming true cornerstones of their companies.

Top 5 Coaching Needs We Solve: 

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  1. Executive Performance
  2. High Potentials & Emerging Leaders
  3. Family Business Successors
  4. Women Leaders
  5. Onboarding Leaders

Cornerstone’s ICF Accredited coaches

Many call themselves coaches. 

But Cornerstone has set high standards for those we engage as coaches. They are professionals who have met stringent education and experience requirements and have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the coaching competencies.

We adhere to strict ethical guidelines described by International Coach Federation (ICF). Video explanations are at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMBtOVpaN5DhGnQMkwdA6Mebib094zEgW 

All Cornerstone executive coaches have ICF accreditations or its equivalences – Which means Cornerstone has confidence in our coaching processes. 

Cornerstone 10 – Step Coaching Process

The Cornerstone 10 Step Coaching Process is a rigorous, time-tested, proven, project-based framework that incorporates best-in-class assessments, including 360-degree feedback, SMART goal setting, a review with the sponsor, and individual action plans.

Steps 1-5: Building the Foundation

Steps 6-10: Delivering the Results

Steps 1-5: Building the Foundation

Steps 6-10: Delivering the Results

Assessment tools we use:

Click on this complimentary ‘Leadership Self-assessment Tool’. This assessment takes about seven minutes to complete, and you shall get a summary report for your own file.

Here is Cornerstone’s full suite of assessment tools.  They are designed to support an engaged leader’s growth

  • Hogan Leadership Assessment (Kao)
  • Harrison Leadership Assessment& Analytics (KAO)
  • Saville Wave Professional Styles Questionnaire (RAE)
  • SHL Occupational Personality Questionnaire (OPQ32) (RAE)
  • Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF) (RAE)
  • WILEY DiSC Assessment Family (KAO)
  • MBTI® (KAO)

Additional validated tools are available for targeted tasks. 

Business Challenges

1) Executive Performance Program (9-12 months) 

  • 8 to 12 x 1-on-1 coaching sessions, over 9 – 12 months.
  • Pre-engagement stakeholder interviews and Leadership Self-Assessment tools for feedback to help shape your goals and objectives.
  • Ad-hoc email and phone support throughout the engagement.
  • In-depth leadership assessment reports and debrief.
  • Post engagement stakeholder interviews to provide feedback and to measure progress.

Key takeaways/benefits:

  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of your leadership style, how to leverage it and what might be working against you.
  • Understand how your peers & stakeholders perceive you as a senior leader.
  • Form a ‘stakeholder relationship map’ and a strategic influencing plan to help you meet your objectives.
  • Position yourself as a trusted, senior leader in your business & industry.

2) High Potential & Emerging Leaders (3-6 months)

  • 6 to 8 x 1-on-1 coaching sessions, over 3 – 6 months.
  • Pre-engagement stakeholder interviews and a Leadership Self-Assessment form that will provide feedback to help you shape your goals and objectives.
  • HARRISONAssessments Paradox or other validation tools, and debrief. 

Key takeaways/benefits:

  • Learn how you can tailor more effectively your communication and engagement styles.
  • Obtain new skills around effective dialogue and feedback with your team.
  • Familiarize yourself with key principles in managing and leading people.
  • Form a practical plan about leading and motivating your team.

3) Family Business Successors

  • This program is like mentoring a Jedi Knight to become a Jedi Master! A monthly subscription or retainer of a minimum of 12 months as mentoring successors for a family business will deliver continuous development and mentoring. 
  • Specific leadership /business challenges or goals, packaged in 1, 2, 3, or more sessions will suit each need and schedule.
  • 60, 90, or 120 minutes of coaching time can be made available each month.

Key takeaways/benefits:

  • On-going coaching support will continue the up-and-coming family business successor’s development journey.
  • This program is perfect for flexible, on-demand support as and when you need it. Use the time as you wish, for example:
    • Get clarity & focus on tasks, strategies, and decisions
    • Prepare for difficult conversations, presentations, meetings, or pitches
    • Have a knowledgeable partner and an experienced business coach to use as a sounding board or to get an alternative perspective.

4) Women Leaders

  • In many organizations, women make up half of your talent pipeline, from your front lines to your C-suite. Women are filling up to 50% of business missions globally. They are also assuming positions in significant numbers on boards and C-suites globally.
  • There is no one quick-fix formula for being an effective leader regarding women in leadership. Systemic inequities, intersecting identities, and biases (conscious and unconscious) place disproportionate burdens on women. Our programs can identify issues and provide guidance in developing solutions.
  • Customized coaching focuses on efforts to invest in the retention and support of talented women leaders. Our program will demonstrate your company’s commitment to establishing a culture of equitable treatment for all genders and races.

5) Onboarding Leaders Program (6-12 months) 

Recent research indicates that 40% of new senior executives fail within the initial 18 months in office. Cornerstone’s Onboarding Leaders Program is designed to ensure the long-term success of an executive recently placed in a unique position and new work environment. 

  • Onboarding Coaching sessions are typically conducted weekly or bi-weekly by phone or Skype and face-to-face when possible. Sessions are approximately 45 minutes to one hour, accompanied by full email support.
  • With the support and direction of the corporate sponsors, the Cornerstone Executive Coach and the newly hired executive work together to prepare the executive for the responsibilities and demands of the new position.
  • The emphasis is to develop a solid and productive contributor in the new work environment.
  • Sessions include areas of leadership presence, clarifying a personal leadership vision and styles, managing people, attaining a global view, dealing with poor performance and engaging in critical conversations, managing accountability, building trust with executive teams and other professional relationships, etc.

 A typical Onboarding Coaching package includes:

  • Assessment of the executives’ leadership style and personality profile
  • New Hire Information Form
  • New Hire Onboarding Plan
  • Smart Goal Monthly Planner
  • Corporate Sponsors meetings