Coaching Executives & High Potential Individuals

As a direct result of a client request back in 1987, we began working with individuals on a one-to-one basis. Coaching is a direct, highly interactive way for individuals at all levels to take advantage of assistance in developing their own abilities to their fullest potential. It puts action behind the belief that people are the most valuable asset of a business.

Through coaching, Paradigm Associates offers services that can help any individual both identify and achieve their goals and attain their desired results on a consistent basis, both for their own success and for the success of the organization.

We provide coaching services that can enhance your success in a variety of circumstances.

  • An external ear; Sometimes our clients are chief executives who are looking for an objective third ear to assist them while they work through those "mentally messy situations" that they aren't comfortable discussing with other members of the senior management team.
  • Flexible development program: Many entrepreneurs and self-directed executives are looking for ways to enhance their own sales or leadership skills on a timetable that needs to flex around their work and travel schedules.
  • Fast track; Individuals who are being groomed for additional responsibility and who have been identified by their organizations as being on a "fast track" take advantage of coaching services to help accelerate this process.
  • Overcoming obstacles; Sometimes individuals are struggling under their current job responsibilities, yet the organization values them and prefers to help them develop their potential rather than let them go.

Coaching provides an interaction of encouragement and support, with honest and constructive feedback, on a regular basis. It leads you through a personal self evaluation, helps you to recognize and understand your strengths and weaknesses, your attitudes and habits, and your motivations. It assists you to set the right short-term and long-term goals, create an action plan, and measure your progress. It helps you improve your time management, productivity, communication abilities, decision making and problem solving.

Effective coaching typically encompasses the personal realm as well as the professional. It supports you in an examination of your personal values and beliefs and their impact on your performance and, in turn, helps you enhance your personal and professional success.

Coaching Content Overview

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Your Coaching Journey

Leadership skills and attributes can be identified and honed to produce a high level of overall effectiveness, or can remain unrecognized, untapped and squandered. By fully engaging with your coaching journey, you allow yourself to develop and channel your potential into specific directions can significantly impact your future.

  • Welcome To Coaching!
  • The Role Of Your Coach
  • What You Can Expect From The Coaching Relationship
  • Resolving the age-old discussion – are leaders born or made?
  • Unleashing your leadership potential
  • Practicing self-leadership – owning your choices
  • Building on your strengths and always learning from your mistakes

Leadership Success

Effectively leading people and managing tasks is positively influencing the actions and behaviors of others to achieve desired results, outcomes, or goals.

  • Digging deep to discover true success within yourself
  • Understanding authority vs. power – there is a difference
  • Recognizing the three types of formal leadership and taking stock of your own behaviors
  • Examining when you become an enhancer, a neutralizer, or a diminisher of others

The Power of Emotional Intelligence

Researchers estimate that as much as 75% of a person’s ability to succeed can be related to understanding and consistently demonstrating high emotional intelligence.

  • Understanding Emotional Intelligence and its importance to your organization
  • Recognizing behavioral characteristics of high and low emotional intelligence patterns
  • Tying together self-awareness and social awareness
  • Mastering self-management and relationship management

Understanding Diversity While Creating Inclusion

Almost any conversation and discussion about diversity or inclusivity can trigger an intense emotional response. Considering how prominent this focus is in our everyday environment, we need to know how to handle this subject matter personally and professionally and effectively communicate our thoughts.

  • Understanding what diversity means and involves
  • Recognizing how unconscious or implicit bias can impact our attitude toward diversity
  • Creating the attitudinal change required for course correction
  • Making the power of inclusion happen

Achieving Goals for Success

An important component of leadership behavior is ensuring goals are not just set but achieved. Become a master goal achiever and not just a master goal setter.

  • Understanding the various types of goals, their best applications, and their elements can lead to more results more often
  • Internalizing the critical components and criteria of the goals achievement process
  • Learning when to properly apply the four different types of goals personally and professionally
  • Working through our copyrighted goal planning process, your action plans, and necessary action steps

Understanding and Affirming You

In a very real sense, you are more than just one self. You are a composite of several different selfs that surface and recede according to your daily circumstances.

  • Acquiring a deeper understanding of your three selfs
  • Choosing among your three ego states in a professional environment
  • Focusing on the positive and affirming yourself
  • Developing positive habits can yield positive results


Communications is a two way process that involves multiple layers of emotion and frames of reference being understood and successfully managed to get the desired outcomes.

  • Successfully communicating ideas and reducing miscommunication
  • Tying principles of communication and emotions together
  • Mastering listening aggressively and enhancing listening via questions
  • Building stronger relationships through communication

Managing Your Time

Since you can’t get more time, you have to get more out of the time you’ve got. Often, the more time you invest upfront preventing crises, the less time and money you will be forced to spend scrambling and reacting to crises.

  • Internalizing the concepts of outstanding time management and developing appropriate delegation techniques and attitudes
  • Identifying and eliminating common time wasting habits and traps including procrastination
  • Making the most of your time - planning with a purpose and putting together time plans that work
  • Effectively managing paperwork and accomplishing routine tasks

Making Decisions and Solving Issues

Effective decision making is like a sharp knife that cuts clean and straight. Poor problem solving ability together with indecisiveness is like a dull knife that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind.

  • Understanding the linkage between decision making, issue resolution, and our habits of thought
  • Making prompt but not rash decisions – mastering the elements of a solid decision making process
  • Reaching high quality decisions more often
  • Gathering important information without procrastinating

Motivation and Courage

Success and motivation are interdependent and inseparable. You can’t have one without the other.

  • Tapping into both emotion and logic as you lead yourself and others
  • Understanding human needs, common methods of motivation, and personal values drivers
  • Reducing motivation killers - managing worry and handling frustration
  • Sustaining the courage to stay on course

YOUR ACTION PLAN – Your Tools for Personal and Professional Achievement

Personal Goals Program

  • Dream Inventory (Like a "Bucket List")
  • Self-Evaluation Sections to Develop Yourself as a Total Person
  • >Encompasses Mental, Social, Physical, Financial/Career, Family Life, Ethics and Beliefs Development Areas
  • >Each section includes a: Self-Evaluation Questionnaire, listing of Past Achievements/Mental Strengths, narrative to capture Where I Stand Now, place to generate personal Goal Categories and establish Priorities

Goal Planning Sheets with an Example and Instructions

Organizational Goals Program

  • Capturing overall Organizational Goals
  • Creating Divisional - Departmental - Team Goals
  • Position Description including instructions & Worksheet


  • Defining Personal Productivity
  • Productivity Evaluation Questionnaire
  • Generating Productivity Goal Categories, establishing Priorities and setting Goals

Time Management

  • Time Evaluation Matrix and Analysis
  • Time Management Evaluation Questionnaire
  • Generating Time Management Categories, establishing Priorities and setting Time Use Goals

Goals Summary & Goals Accomplished Areas

Contact Us, and let's discuss how we can help you.

Discover for yourself how powerful "Breakthrough Thinking for Your Real World" can be.

In our never-ending quest to serve you to the fullest, please do not hesitate to call, write, or email us with any of your pressing issues or concerns. Your thoughts and suggestions enable you to make us the absolute best in professional services!

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