Jonathan Lake

Counselling & psychotherapy
Corporate consultancy
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) for Trauma
Executive Coaching
Workplace Mediation

Executive Coaching

Executive coaching is the practice of providing structured support or ad-hoc facilitation to an individual or group in order to help them recognise ways in which they can improve the effectiveness of their business and their handling of business.

Executive coaches work to improve leadership, employee accountability, teamwork, sales, communication, goal setting, strategic planning and more. It can be provided in a number of ways, including one-on-one support or group coaching.

Executive coaches are often called in when a business is perceived to be struggling, either with its core business or the staff and culture inherent in running the business. On the other hand, many businesses recognise the benefits of business coaching even when the organisation is doing well.

Business coaches often specialise in different practice areas such as Corporate Coaching, Voluntary sector Coaching and Leadership Coaching.

Executive coaching is not the same as mentoring or supervision. Mentoring involves a developmental relationship between a more experienced "mentor" and a less experienced partner, and typically involves sharing of advice in an unstructured manner. An executive coach can act as a mentor given that he or she has adequate expertise and experience. However, mentoring is not seen as a form of executive coaching. A good executive coach does not necessarily need to have specific business expertise and experience in the same field as the person receiving the coaching in order to provide quality business coaching services, though this may be of some benefit.

Executive coaches often help businesses grow by creating and following a structured, strategic plan to achieve agreed upon goals. Multiple organizations train professionals to offer business coaching to business owners who may not be able to afford large coaching firm prices.

Where can I find out more?

For further information please feel free to contact Jonathan, or see his Executive Coaching in London website at