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Your Coach Will Help You Become a Better Leader

How can you achieve your full potential, as an individual and as a leader in your organization? Executive Coaching—designed to help you define and proactively pursue your leadership goals—is a key step on your path to success.

All of our Leadership Immersions include personalized executive coaching as well as group coaching. Throughout these programs, you work one-on-one with a professional coach who helps you reflect on your HBS learning, explore your leadership strengths, identify areas for further development, and create an action plan to help you succeed. These programs also offer group coaching for learning groups to ensure that everyone benefits from the small-group work—an important part of the HBS learning experience.

Your work with a personal coach will include reflection, feedback, assessments, experimentation, and action planning in a safe, totally confidential, and supportive environment. Depending on the program module, coaching might take place in person or virtually. While each program's coaching model is slightly different, all are designed to accelerate your growth as an individual, a team member, and a leader.

Who are the coaches? Our executive coaches are seasoned professionals with proven success working with mid-to-senior-level executives. Trained in our HBS executive coaching methodology—and bringing impressive backgrounds and professional experience to the table—they can provide valuable guidance and elicit significant new insights.

Executives tell us that coaching is an extremely valuable part of their program experience. Markus Messerer, who attended the Program for Leadership Development, put it this way: "You hear about leadership in the classroom, you practice leadership directly as you take on roles and discuss business situations in your living group, and then you have a coaching session in the evening to reflect on what happened during the day. The next morning, you're processing those reflections and receiving new inspiration in the classroom. I found that ongoing dynamic amazing."

Have you wondered how you could benefit from executive coaching? Read how coaching can foster your growth as a business leader, colleague, and person.

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