SIGMA Leadership Coaching and Assessment Program
We are deeply committed and connected to our work of enhancing leadership performance. We work in partnership with leaders to enhance their self-awareness and understanding of what they need to do differently to be more effective and balanced, and equip them with the tools to leverage their strengths in achieving their leadership goals.
SIGMA’s Leadership Coaching approach is grounded in academic research on leadership effectiveness. Decades of research on leadership have clearly demonstrated that leader behavior can be distilled into two main components: Interpersonal Skills and Technical/Task Skills. Both of these components are important for effective leadership performance and our program is designed to enhance and develop critical skills and abilities through assessment feedback and coaching discussions.
Our leadership coaching framework consists of the following components:
Self-awareness: Assessments (e.g., 360 feedback, personality assessments) are used to enhance the leader’s understanding of their strengths and developmental priorities with regard to both interpersonal and technical competencies. During this phase, the leader explores whether they have an understanding of what they need to continue to do (to leverage their strengths) and what they need to do differently (to address developmental areas).
Motivation: It is important to discuss with the client whether they are in fact motivated to do things differently – in the absence of motivation, behavior change is unlikely. It is important to have a candid discussion regarding motivation and factors underlying readiness for change. We believe that development and achievement of leadership goals should be self-driven, and the coach acts as a facilitator in the leader’s own discoveries about what they need to do differently.
Skill Acquisition: This phase of the engagement focuses on equipping the client with the tools they need to leverage their strengths in developing skills that are required to do things differently.
Maintenance: During this phase of the engagement, the coach and client discuss strategies to sustain behavior change over the long-term.
Our coaching packages that leverage this framework are described below.