AIIR Consulting is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 24th annual Mid-Winter Conference for the Society of Consulting Psychology on February 3-7, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The conference theme is “Don’t Just Survive – Thrive: Consulting with Courage in a Changing World.”
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About Jonathan Kirschner
Jonathan Kirschner is the founder and CEO of AIIR Consulting. He is based in the Philadelphia area. As a business psychologist, coach, entrepreneur and technologist, Jonathan is passionate about creating value for leaders, their teams, and their organizations.
Over the last century, researchers and business executives alike have sought to increase the productivity of employees. More recently, one way in which employers have sought to do so is through increasing the happiness of their employees. However, despite the recent traction that this idea has gained in corporate circles, the idea is not necessarily supported by research.
While much has been said about the significance of the coaching relationship, less is known about what factors predict and maintain a successful, enduring coaching relationship. Is it likeability, common interests, expert influence, or an ICF certification? If the quality of the coaching relationship is so highly correlated with coaching outcome, the answer to this question should be the leading criteria for selecting an executive coach.
In the first coaching session with a client, it is not uncommon to learn about a leader’s varied attempts to change. These attempts frequently include attending a management course, reading a popular business book, or simply setting goals on paper or in a fancy mobile app.
This interview with Rachel Benyola– an Executive Coach with AIIR Consulting – was conducted and condensed by Candice Henderson.
The central mission of executive coaching is change. It is change, at both the individual and organizational level, that ensures corporate survival and long-term success.
Between decreased expenses and travel time, coaching remotely can provide many benefits for today’s business executives and executive coaches alike. Even with these benefits, however, other critical components of a coaching engagement can be lost through distance. Therefore, in order to ensure coaching success despite geographical barriers, it’s important for a coach to be mindful of the ways in which both trust and context can be lost.
This interview with Jim Trunick– an Executive Coach with AIIR Consulting – was conducted and condensed by Candice Henderson.