This is one reason many seek executive coaching that increases leadership skills, broadens their vision, and improves their “executive presence.” NEXT New Growth combines traditional one-to-one weekly sessions with a powerful technology platform that enables leaders to quickly optimize capacity, enhance communications, and intercept self-sabotaging behaviors. This approach fosters daily growth, with short bursts of 3 minute coaching moments up to 5x a day, which drives measurable progress. It generates continuous momentum throughout the week and reinforces the ROI from the interactive sessions, with results visibly measured on a smartphone app Dashboard.
NEXT’s methodology begins with clearly defining the primary goals of coaching. This equips leaders to create a framework with specific strategies and action plans. The coach selects baseline assessment tools according to each leader’s current needs, whether that’s a 360 Evaluation, StrengthsFinder, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), EQ, etc. If a leader has prior experience with DISC, Enneagram, or other such development tools, NEXT leverages those for additional insights to increase momentum.
Weekly 1:1 coaching segments enable leaders to unlock creativity, navigate specific challenges with clarity, and tap into fresh energy. The coach also facilitates robust dialogues between an executive and his or her manager, coupled with a “feed-forward” process from key stakeholders that specifically shifts any negative perceptions that may have gotten attached to a leader within the organization. “NEXT’s approach is very action oriented and activity based.
The technology component of NEXT’s coaching methodology was developed by Stanford researcher/lecturer/NY Times best-selling author Shirzad Chamine, based on recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, cognitive and behavioral psychology, along with performance science. It increases mental fitness by reshaping daily habits of mind in the same way that a gym helps improve physical stamina, flexibility, and resilience. The app’s dashboard shows daily progress, as well as how much battery charge you have at any moment. “You can give a quick boost to your battery level in just 3 minutes. The app allows you to do so throughout the day, which helps keep your levels of curiosity, creativity, relatability high. And with it, your ability to take appropriate action even in the face of uncertainty,” Edith explains.
Mental fitness equips leaders to respond to life’s negatives with agility and a positive frame of mind. This combination of a tech-platform, coupled with coaching tailored to each leader’s requirements, is fairly unique and highly effective in evoking personal and professional transformations.
Meanwhile, NEXT’s 360-reviews provide quantitative, graphical illustrations that enable leaders to see progress vs. their baseline and objective comparisons to a database where 3 million results have been recorded over the years. The company also selects practical tools that are relevant to each leader’s current needs—whether a Dashboard specific to a C-suite role, tools that make meetings more productive and brief, or frameworks to initiate bold dialogues with colleagues and teams, for example.
“The value of coaching is defined by the actual results you see–and how long the impact lasts. The goal is a permanent shift: a different way of thinking, which leads to different ways of doing. When leaders link executive coaching to business, NEXT’s fresh and powerful approach delivers rapid results with lasting impact,” Edith concludes.