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What’s the difference between a mentor and a coach-advisor?

A mentor is a valuable asset…as long as the road that you’re traveling is one that your mentor has traveled before.

If you’re breaking new ground or creating “blue oceans”, it will be unlikely that you will find a mentor to guide you. A coach-advisor will bring your experience, instincts, and vision together. This process will allow you to create actionable plans that deliver extraordinary results in uncharted waters.

What is a coach-advisor?

Coaching is a process of inquiry, reflection, encouragement, accountability, and change. It leads to significant growth and accomplishments. External coaching provides a safe and secure outlet to reduce stress and increase effectiveness.

Advisors help executives develop and implement organizational strategies that enhance productivity, performance, and growth. Advisors provide expertise, insight, and objectivity that will increase the profitability as well as promote an organization that is aligned and working collaboratively.

The value of having a business professional seasoned in both areas as your trusted guide provides a high-value competitive edge.

Why would I hire a leadership coach and advisory firm?

Our coach advisors combine the benefits of two disciplines: coaching and advisory. We have the experience and expertise to quickly grasp a leader’s situation, challenge assumptions, and bring credible, fresh ideas to the table. Clients start making progress from the engagement kick-off. The coach-advisor is focused on the unique goals and definition of success for every client.

Why hire Capistran Leadership?

Frankly put, results. What sets us apart is our clients’ results. We leverage our business expertise to provide real-time feedback, unique perspectives, while keeping an eye on your blind spots. Progress starts immediately.

What if my company is requesting I get a coach?

The good news is that your company is willing to invest in you and wants you to succeed.

The more you progress in business, the fewer opportunities you have to review your own strengths and areas of opportunity, primarily due to a lack of real feedback. For a leader to continue to improve, they need an objective view of their actions and their impact on the company. One of the biggest benefits of an external coach is that they aren’t tied to your business, your colleagues, or anyone else in your organization. They are invested in you and your success. Your coach will collaborate with you to create the results you need and want to achieve.

Do you offer individual and group coach-advisory services?

We do both, 1:1 and group facilitated sessions. In today’s competitive landscape, organizations understand the critical need to maximize the effectiveness of their teams and individual leaders. Most need in-depth insight and understanding to create truly successful outcomes. This is where advisory coaching can add a great deal of value.

A professional coach-advisor can work with the entire group or individual team members. Usually the best solution is a combination of group and individual advising, coaching, and assessments.

Why outsource? The benefits of an external coach and trusted advisor.

There’s much value in a fresh perspective. An external coach and trusted advisor provides a confidential ear and unbiased perspective that focuses on your success and the success of your company. In many organizations, there aren’t resources at an appropriate level to act as a coach and confidant to an executive or leadership team.

Also within organizations, there’s an unspoken belief that leadership should have all of the answers and that asking for help is often perceived as a sign of weakness. This idea ultimately hinders innovation and restricts growth to incremental improvement versus exponential.

Are meetings in person or through technology like phone or Skype?

The power of face-to-face conversation even in our fast paced world is very effective. It builds and maintains trust, and the best results. This maximizes our opportunity to ramp up the working relationship, insights, and therefore results more rapidly. Business conversations are focused on solving business issues. Over the phone or communicating via other technology is focused only on those specific issues. We believe more robust, and productive business relationships are built in person. Once the relationship is well established, there may be virtual interactions based on the specific needs of our client.

What guarantees are there that your process will work?

We have a solid track-record of exceeding expectations. As overachievers with a “can-do” attitude, we are seasoned at supporting our clients even in the thorniest of challenges. We know first-hand what it’s like to be in the trenches during crisis and intensely demanding situations. We are 100% committed to your success. However, the level of your progress is ultimately based on your commitment and traction on the actions that you commit to. Please see our extensive testimonials as proof of our consistent high-value results.

How can we measure success?

Capistran Leadership focuses on intellectual capital. This often is viewed as invisible equity which can be very large, depending on how effectively the firm is at harnessing it. Human, structural and relational capital often work together to give rise to core competencies and increased strategic significance. It is not enough to invest in people, systems and customers separately. It’s the combination of the three areas that produces maximum value. Organizations that leverage their individual, intellectual capital, generate higher margins of profit than those who provide mass-produced solutions.

Is coaching a regulated industry?

No. Coaching is not a regulated industry, however certifying organizations such as International Coach Federation (ICF) maintain requirements for ethics and standards. Our coaches are accredited through ICF.

How do you charge for your services?

Our services are package priced based on each client’s unique needs. The length of engagement, frequency, and duration varies with the complexity of current state versus desired outcomes, and overall group size. Initial engagements are 6 to 12 month programs.

What if we need or want long-term support?

Our dynamic stream of value frequently transitions into a long-term business relationship. This ongoing contract is designed to provide customized support in various areas such as additional growth, strategic decision making, obstacles and opportunities, and business continuity.

We are extremely busy and have no time. Why Now?

Time is a valuable but finite resource. Most of us delay investing in our own excellence because we’re so deeply entrenched in reacting to daily demands. Allocating time now allows us to refocus and identify true priorities.

Today, business leaders face unprecedented and complex challenges as technology and competition redefine the working world. By leveraging the soundest counsel possible, high performing leaders are able to more rapidly identify problems and opportunities. Capistran Leadership helps executives put their vision into action in a way that creates predictable success. We build upon our clients’ strong skills, experience, and values to help them create organizations that thrive.

If you want to achieve your highest performance, you want Capistran Leadership in your corner.

How do I contact Capistran Leadership?

Interested in learning more about how Capistran Leadership can add value to you and your business, let’s talk.

Email: info@capistranleadership.com or Call: 508.589.4577