What Does Board Coaching Look Like?
Teams in every sport need a coach. The coach usually doesn’t play on the team. He or she understands the game and uses that understanding to develop a game plan that will help the team win. However, no team wants its coach to put together a plan, walk into the dressing room, throw it down on the table and walk out. A good coach is constantly pressing the players toward excellence, while pointing out ways that the team can improve. That doesn’t mean the coach is smarter or can play the game better. Rather, the coach draws upon his or her experience and understanding of the game so that the players around him can succeed.
Boards are no different. They are teams. They need someone from the outside to provide a game plan for the team and the perspective that challenges the team to be the very best it can be.
The Governance Coach™ is that someone. The Governance Coach consultants have a six step approach to coaching, designed on the basis of over 80 cumulative years of experience, called The REALBoard Excellence Advantage™. Here are the steps: