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Executive Coaching

The Training Center offers individual coaching sessions for executives, senior managers, middle managers, professional staff, and other key contributors. Executive coaching offers today's busy leaders the opportunity to pursue personal and professional development in a confidential and collaborative one-on-one environment. Executive coaching increases organizational effectiveness by facilitating individual growth and enhancing leadership and management competencies necessary to achieve higher performance. Executive coaching is a learning process that is tailored to an individual's needs.

The National Institutes of Health Training Center offers an extensive network of experienced Executive Coaches who have been thoroughly evaluated to ensure maximum benefit to the NIH community.

Executive Coaches listen; conduct in-depth interviews; ask questions; provide support and feedback, and challenge individuals. Our Executive Coaches work with both individuals and teams to enhance skills. The NIH benefits long-term by having a more productive, efficient and engaged workforce. The high-impact results achieved from coaching can be observed and measured.

What are the benefits of working with an Executive Coach?

The benefits of Executive Coaching include:

 Supporting individual career growth
 Solving complex problems
 Improving delegation skills
 Increasing individual and/or staff performance and productivity
 Improving communication, assertiveness and conflict resolution skills
 Assistance with professional creativity and innovation
 Strengthening of organizational and time management skills
 Improving work/life balance
 Enhancing networking skills
 Developing "leadership" presence

The relationship with an Executive Coach is confidential, objective and unbiased.

How long is the coaching commitment and what are the fees?

Each coaching experience is different. Like any relationship, a successful coaching experience is built on trust and mutual respect. You must trust your advisor to assist in the development of an action plan. The more information shared, the more beneficial the experience. A typical coaching agreement lasts for six months to a year. Many initial executive coaching sessions last from two to four hours, with follow-up sessions varying from one-to-two hours. Follow-up coaching is done weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, depending on the desired results. Coaching can be done via telephone or in-person. The coaching engagement often begins with an assessment to establish an initial framework. Together, you and your coach determine the length and scope of the relationship.

Who do I contact to begin?

For more information about Executive Coaching or to begin working with a coach, please contact Liz Rowe at 301.496.0264 or

Team Coaching

What Is Team Coaching?

Team Coaching helps an existing or newly-formed team achieve desired goals.

Team coaching can be used to assist with:

 Decision making
 Establishing new teams
 Strategic planning
 Creating a common vision and values framework
 Exploring and leveraging the unique capabilities of team members
 Organizational change
Is Team Coaching the same as Team Building?

No. Team building is typically a short-term activity designed to strengthen unity and collaboration among colleagues. Team coaching utilizes a more involved approach to assess a team's dynamics, composition, strategies and goals.

What is the Process?

Team Coaching is similar to Executive Coaching in terms of the selection process. As with Executive Coaching, the fees vary. For additional details, contact Liz Rowe at the NIH Training Center at 301.496.0264 or

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