Sometimes a career hits a wall, and it has nothing to do with a lack of skills or experience, impressive as they may be. The obstacle may even be something the individual is unaware of — a result of being too close to the situation to see things from an objective point of view.
This is when executive coaching can make a huge difference, unblocking a career path and restoring momentum.
Recognizing the power of executive coaching, the University of New Haven has made it an integral part of its EMBA program. We assign a personal executive coach, with years of experience in the upper echelons of the corporate world, to each of our students.
Each student, of course, brings a unique set of career challenges. Executive Coach Thomas Giordano notes, “One student may have difficulty transitioning from an engineering career to a more business-oriented career. Another may be suffering from mediocre personnel reviews. Another may be having difficulties working with certain people or certain bosses. Or a hundred other scenarios. Each student’s coaching is very unique and very personal. That is what makes the UNH Executive Coaching program so powerful.”
Executive Coach Michael Davis adds, “I truly love helping our students make the transformational shift from great managers to great leaders. Many of them come into the program as subject experts in their specific disciplines and are seeking guidance and assistance in making a quantum leap to add leadership to their career skills sets."