Executive Coaching

Executive coaching is a professional partnership between a certified coach and a business leader designed to maximize personal and professional potential using a thought-provoking process. It is viewed as a collaborative alliance focused on change and transformation. Executive coaching is delivered in a one-on-one format, upholding confidentiality.

Although executive coaching is inspired and takes the best from social sciences, this professional service should not be confused with psychotherapy or counseling. Distinct from these other services, executive coaching is viewed as a co-creative equal relationship, helping individuals who are not suffering from emotional pain (ie requires clinical intervention) work toward attainable goals and possibilities and who desire to push their potential to the next level.

Papillon MDC Inc.’s targeted executive coaching programs are unique in the marketplace because they:

  • Marry the latest scientific research stemming from the psychology of mindfulness and positive functioning with a coaching mindset and approach
  • Consider the complexities inherent in organizations as well as the role of leaders in maximizing their effectiveness and overall contributions
  • Employ solution-focused techniques to help leaders become aware of how they think and feel about themselves and their place of work
  • Bring into the coaching interaction a mindfulness presence in how and when solution-focused techniques are employed
  • Quantify the leader’s progress toward his or her established coaching goal through our Return On Investment (ROI) metric
  • Prepare leaders in advance for experiencing the coaching process by clarifying expectations, notions of confidentiality, and ownership. Leaders are expected to take full ownership of their coaching journey
  • Ensure strong organizational support from managers throughout the process
  • Hold leaders accountable for their coaching goal
  • Integrates the psychology of mindfulness, and acceptance & commitment practices in how we listen and question for the sole purpose of helping leaders change the relationship they hold with their thoughts and feelings; thereby, creating greater psychological flexibility to move themselves toward their coaching goal. Their coaching goal is the desired state they define at the start of their process, and learn how to move closer by taking actions that are observable and quantifiable.

This unique approach, exclusive to Papillon MDC Inc, provides leaders with a powerful forum to own their development, sustain change and, ultimately transform and…take flight in their careers!

Our programs include:

  1. Creation of a personalized development plan
  2. Two to three monthly intense one-on-one sessions with individual leader
  3. Unique and exclusive ROI® metric embedded in all of our programs
  4. Three-way sessions with coach, leader, and his/her manager to ensure support to the leader
  5. Unlimited email and phone support between sessions
  6. Booster session three months following program completion

The Programs

Accelerate Integration Coaching Program

Target Audience: Newly appointed or promoted leaders, as well as those who have been transferred to a different business unit/department.

Goal: Facilitate and accelerate the leader’s integration in his/her new role by providing support and guidance, while ensuring a clear understanding of responsibilities, processes, and cultural values/norms.

Benefits: The leader experiences optimal performance, alignment, and team effectiveness by leveraging his/her strengths and addressing possible derailers early on in the process of integration. In addition, the leader is able to successfully own his/her place within the organization through the formation of partnerships with key stakeholders.

Optimize Performance Coaching Program

Target Audience: High potential and high achievers/performers across the organization. Also helpful for high-performing leaders who have lost sight of how to move their performance forward.

Goal: Guide already successful leaders to maximize their potential and achieve even higher levels of performance.

Benefits: The leader gains clarity on habits and ways of thinking that contribute or derail from optimal performance in relation to organizational goals. In addition, the leader is able to appreciate his/her impact on teams and business targets, and to work toward improvement and/or sustainability of optimal influence.

Purposeful Career Coaching Program

Target Audience: Emerging leaders, newly established leaders in current position within the last 2 years, as well as identified top talent.

Goal: Help leaders realize their full potential and work toward continual sustainability within the context of the organization’s vision and objectives.

Benefits: The leader gains awareness of his/her strengths in relation to organizational goals, and works toward sustaining them despite challenges. In addition, the leader becomes empowered to leverage newly identified potential.

Develop & Sustain Talent Coaching Program

Target Audience: Emerging leaders, newly established leaders in current position within the last 2 years, as well as identified top talent.

Goal: Help leaders realize their full potential and work toward continual sustainability within the context of the organization’s vision and objectives.

Benefits: The leader gains awareness of his/her strengths in relation to organizational goals, and works toward sustaining them despite challenges. In addition, the leader becomes empowered to leverage newly identified potential.

C-Suite Coaching Program

Target Audience: CEOs, Presidents, CFOs; CMOs; COOs, and EVP or SVPs.

Goal: Challenge and sharpen the awareness of the leader regarding his/her role in responding to the demands of organization as well as in contributing to creating the proper ethos for the organization.

Benefits: The leader gains a deeper, broader, and clearer understanding of the issues he/she faces in his/her role, and the capacity to respond effectively.

Executive Sounding Board™

The Executive Sounding Board Program™ is designed to support leaders in their decision-making process. Leaders who have experienced the benefits of a coaching program, appreciate having access to their coaches on a needs basis. Often such leaders will tend to reach out to their coaches for support during challenging work-related situations. The coach’s role is to provide the structure and function to the coaching conversation; thereby, allowing the leader to arrive at his/her own decisions and conclusions. The program also enables coaches to partner with the leader in co-creating different solutions by either providing the leader with interesting and relevant information to consider or offering suggestions in a manner that enables the leader to contemplate and reflect on the whole prior to making his/her decision.

Target audience: Executives who have already experienced a coaching program, and desire to have access to a coach on a needs basis. A specific number of hours is assigned at the start of the program.

Goal: By having access to his/her coach on a needs basis, the leader creates opportunities to discuss, reflect, and to engage in a constructive dialogue around what he/she needs to accomplish in relation to his/her leadership position.

Benefits: Depending on how the sessions are leveraged, the leader can expect to broaden his/her perspective of challenges and personal impact; continue to sharpen his/her abilities and skills in relation to managing leadership challenges effectively; and strengthen his/her accountability to the leadership role within the organization.


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