Individual Coaching

Overcoming the Expert’s Curse

Client industry:
Management Consulting

Employee Size:
80,000


Coachee Situation:

One of the Partners in a leading Management Consulting firm wanted to embrace coaching to bring a better sense of balance into her work and personal life. She was ambitious and had a lot on her plate but she thought she needed to balance better. The engagement had all the nuances of the types of challenges senior leaders face with balancing time, team, talent, energy, clients, colleagues and other stakeholders.

Coaching Engagement:

Our initial coaching focused on Return on Time Invested (RoTI). This allowed the coachee to understand the difference between her reactive and proactive planning for time, talent, and energy. In discussing about scale in the business, it became quite obvious that she herself was the biggest impediment, always wanting to engage in the front lines while sacrificing the more important ideal of team development.

Coachee Results:

With better management of time, she was able to fill critical roles on her team which gave her more time back. Having realized the limitations of the “expert’s curse”, she started empowering the team to become independent achievers which got her even more time back, that she could use to focus on her own leadership development, as well as balancing her personal priorities. The impact of every coaching session was keenly felt which led to the renewal of the engagement for another year.

BEFORE

A Partner in a leading Management Consulting firm wanted to bring a better sense of balance into her work and personal life.

She always wanted to engage in the front lines while sacrificing the more important ideal of team development.

AFTER

With better management of time, she was able to fill critical roles on her team which gave her more time back.

She started empowering the team to become independent achievers which got her even more time back. She then focused on her own leadership development, and balancing her personal priorities.

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