Personalized Leadership Coaching Plan
Primary Goal/Objective: Improve leadership skills.
Strengths: Strong communicator, experienced team leader.
Areas of Focus: Decision-making, conflict resolution.
Challenges: Balancing team feedback with executive decisions.
Desired Outcome: Become a department head in a year.
6-Month Coaching Roadmap:
1. Month 1: Groundwork and Assessment
Week 1: Kick-off 1-on-1 session to understand the client's aspirations, review past experiences, and set expectations for the coaching journey.
Week 2: Comprehensive assessment of decision-making style and introduction to various decision-making frameworks.
Week 3: Role-playing sessions focused on conflict resolution scenarios common in the tech industry.
Week 4: Review of month 1; setting up a monthly leadership decision journal.
2. Month 2: Decision-making Mastery
Week 1: Deep dive into decision-making frameworks tailored for the tech sector.
Week 2: Real-world decision-making exercises with feedback sessions.
Week 3: 1-on-1 session to discuss the nuances of balancing team feedback and executive decisions.
Week 4: Visualization techniques and tools to enhance decision-making abilities.
3. Month 3: Conflict Resolution
Week 1: Introduction to conflict resolution strategies.
Week 2: Role-playing exercises using visual tools to understand conflict dynamics.
Week 3: Techniques on assertive communication and understanding underlying team dynamics.
Week 4: Review of conflict resolution skills learned; practical exercise on a real-world example.
4. Month 4: Advanced Leadership Skills
Week 1: Exploration of leadership styles prevalent in the tech industry.
Week 2: Case studies of successful tech leaders, focusing on their decision-making and conflict resolution strategies.
Week 3: Team leadership exercise simulating tech project management.
Week 4: Feedback session and review of leadership growth.
5. Month 5: Preparing for Executive Roles
Week 1: Introduction to responsibilities and expectations of a department head.
Week 2: 1-on-1 sessions on vision setting and team motivation.
Week 3: Role-playing executive-level decisions and communication strategies.
Week 4: Building a vision map for your desired department.
6. Month 6: Consolidation and Future Planning
Week 1: Comprehensive review of progress using the leadership decision journal.
Week 2: Personal SWOT analysis to understand current standing in leadership journey.
Week 3: Strategy planning for next steps in the client's career trajectory.
Week 4: Final feedback session; blueprint for ongoing personal development and next steps.
Additional Resources and Support:
Leadership Books: Curated list of top leadership books relevant to the tech industry.
Real-world Examples: Incorporate examples from tech industry leaders in every session.
Monthly Reviews: These will serve as checkpoints to track progress, especially in leadership decisions.
Note: Since the client is a visual learner, we will heavily incorporate charts, visual simulations, and visual representations in our sessions to ensure maximum retention and understanding.
This coaching plan is designed to be flexible, allowing us to pivot based on the evolving needs and feedback from the client. The focus is not just on imparting skills but also on ensuring practical application and real-world relevance, especially given the client's aspirations in the tech industry.