As an executive, you are a leader, a manager and first and foremost, you are a human being. We work with successful executives who have “a full plate” to enjoy their success by having a more balanced, fulfilled and satisfying life. Simply put, we help them avoid having regrets in the future as they look back on their personal and professional lives.
As a manager, you walk the line between two major tasks: being responsible to those above you, to the Board of Trustees or to your partners for achieving the goals you were given; and for obtaining maximum performance out of those who report to you through building high-performance teams.
As a leader, you need to: be unwaveringly passionate about your vision; hold out the promise of a better future; and earn the loyalty and respect of your people. You need to be seen as an innovator; commanding authority; and you must be courageous in the pursuit of your goals not relying on the approval of others because of your unequivocal confidence in your purpose. The question is “Can this be accomplished?” The answer is “yes” just not all of it, all of the time; through powerful questioning we help our clients discover what is essential and what is not, so that they can move through both their professional and personal lives with confident and calm resolve.
Accomplishing this is not easy and members of an executive’s own organization usually have their own personal agendas and may not be willing to risk giving their honest opinions or feedback. They might even use the expressed doubts of an executive against him or her in those inevitable internal political struggles. So, who do executives turn to when they need a safe place to discuss their personal and business concerns and doubts openly and honestly, to think through strategies, to find the balance between being a strong dedicated leader and having a truly fulfilling personal life that they can be proud of and where they can get non-judgmental feedback and support?
Creating this private space for Executive Coaching is the role of Silber, Vasquez & Associates.
On the business side of Executive Coaching, we have many years of creating and leading organizations. And as your Executive Coaches, we bring this experience to give you the knowledge and support you require to be able to fulfill your extremely demanding role as an Executive. We help executives and their executive teams in many ways, including:
- Leadership Development
- Raising Performance Organically
- Implementation of Strategic Plan
- Stress Management
- Self Confidence
- Improving Management Style
- Resolving Conflict and Behavioral Problems
- Handling a Challenging New Role
We come to the offices of our prospective clients to discuss their own perceived needs, those of their organization and also of the individual needs of the members of executive team. We design custom-made Executive Coaching plans appropriate to the specific needs and goals of our clients.
Basham, Ringe Correa was named the Best Law Firm in Mexico for 2015 by the Legal Alliance Summit in their magazine Leaders League. Jorge De Presno, head of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice: “With no doubt, Silber, Vasquez & Associates has been instrumental to this success.”
Nader, Hayaux, Goebel was named the Most Innovative Law Firm in North America 2014 by the Financial Times. Yves Hayaux Du Tilly, Partner in their London Office and head of the firm’s Insurance Practice. “Your insight, dynamics and contributions constituted a solid ground from which we have been building what is today the best Mexico law firm (as ranked by Chambers & Partners and most Innovative Law Firm in North American as ranked by the Financial Times). Thank you for being part of the process and your contributions to the success of a group of talented individuals that form an awesome team.”
Frequently Asked Questions
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It is essential to step back and look at yourself and the work you are doing from a fresh perspective. This alone can be one of the most effective aspects in the Executive Coaching process to help you become a more effective leader. Executive Coaching can help you and your colleagues in a number of specific ways including:
- Leadership Development.
- Raising Performance.
- Implementation of Strategic Plans.
- Stress Management.
- Self Confidence.
- Improving Management Style.
- Resolving Conflict and Behavioral Problems.
- Handling a new role.
With a personal coach, an executive will get:
- An objective sounding board with whom to explore new ideas.
- An opportunity to develop a new personal vision as well as the vision for the organization.
- The opportunity to develop their emotional intelligence.
- The tools to overcome fears or limiting beliefs that may be holding them back.
Executive Coaching is strictly confidential. What is discussed between coach and the executive is never revealed to anyone in the sponsoring organization. The ability to speak freely and openly knowing that the conversations are kept in the strictest confidence is the heart of why Executive Coaching is so effective.
If you are responsible for improving the performance of your organization, we can help you to:
- Improve your self-awareness about the issues that are affecting your own performance.
- Remove limiting beliefs or fears that may be deeply engrained.
- Develop an action plan.
- Implement the organization’s Strategic Plan in order to achieve agreed goals.
- Increase motivation, sense of purpose and fulfillment.
- Improve levels of self confidence.
- Create a better balance between your work and your personal life.
We direct our Executive Coaching toward:
- Individual Partners and Managing Partners of Law Firms and
- Accounting Firms
- Business Owners
- Senior Managers
Your Executive Coach will ask you questions that your colleagues are not able or not willing to ask you. Your answers will frequently lead you to breakthroughs in your thinking and move you and your organization to the next level.
Our work is designed around the needs of individual executives and the organizations they work for. Typically the executive will meet with his or her coach every second week for sessions of 1 to 2 hours. However, these sessions can be arranged to meet the schedule of busy people. The steps are:
- Self Awareness
- Defining Goals
- Individual Developmental Needs
- Action Plan
- Incorporate Learning
Coaching around Leadership is a powerful way to strengthen the ability of executives to get the best performance possible from their team by focusing on the issues that face them, such as:
- Lack of motivation.
- Lack of self-confidence.
- Fear of making mistakes, fear of failure or fear of rejection (common with sales people).
- Difficulty being a team-player.
- Poor organizational skills.
- Inadequate people management skills.
- Lack of vision or goal setting at work.
- Personal issues.
The results will be that the team achieves goals quicker, their productivity will improve and profits will increase for the organization as a whole.
Stress for executives is an unavoidable fact of life. Knowing how to handle stress is the key to productivity and job-satisfaction over the long term. It is impossible to eliminate all stress. In fact, a certain amount of stress can actually be helpful in raising performance levels. However, when stress is not confined to a healthy level, it can hurt the executive and the business in these ways:
- Stress has a negative impact on an executive’s mental, physical and emotional health leading to physical illnesses and low self esteem.
- Stress can put strain on personal and professional relationships often resulting in conflict with colleagues, superiors and subordinates.
- Stress at work frequently puts unnecessary strain on marriages and the executive’s relationships with his or her children.
Individuals suffering from stress will be less productive in the long run.
- Legal claims against employers for stress-related cases are on the increase.
Executive Coaching provides an excellent one-to-one approach to reducing stress. We address the causes of stress instead of dealing with the symptoms. We get to the bottom of the problem and help the executive develop new strategies to dramatically reduce stress by:
- Developing a full understanding of what causes the stress.
- Plan action steps to correct the underlying causes and the symptoms of the stress.
The results will be:
- The executive will become happier, more productive at work and have a more balanced and fulfilling life.
- The workplace will be more productive because people will be communicating not snapping at each other.
- Synergy will increase due to improved teamwork.
- The organization will retain a key member of the executive team and avoid all the costs and problems related to finding a replacement
- The organization will send the positive signal to your staff that you are a caring employer.
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It doesn't matter if you are fresh out of law school and trying to make your way or a senior partner in a firm... We can help you get to the next level in your personal and professional careers.