A Discussion with Dr. Kellner On Executive Coaching
Hello, Dr. Kellner. Thank you for taking the time to sit down and discuss your Executive Coaching services with us. This sort of service is new to many executives out there in the business world, so I’d like to really frame what it is and how it works. I am particularly encouraged by the great feedback it is receiving thus far.
KELLNER: Thank you.
So let’s start with the basics. What is a Corporate Psychologist?
KELLNER: A corporate psychologist is a trained and licensed psychologist who specializes in working with individuals from the business world. Similar to an executive coach, a corporate psychologist, works one on one with individuals or companies to impact personal development and achievement in a professional environment.
Most executive coaches do not have a psychology background. The psychological training enables a corporate psychologist to provide experienced and nuanced support and guidance. Corporate psychologists are results-oriented and collaborate closely with clients to establish career and/or personal goals, define a clear path to achieve those goals, and foster growth and development.
Those are a lot of great points to focus on for most executives, but what if I’m not sure what I want to do?
KELLNER: Sometimes, the path forward is not always straight ahead with a clearly visible finish line. Sometimes, achieving a long-sought-after goal isn’t as fulfilling as you thought it would be. And sometimes you need to ask the hard questions to find creative solutions. A corporate psychologist can help you navigate the surprise s-curves and unexpected shifts and realign your personal and professional priorities. Together, we will examine your motivation and mindset, redefine your goals, and establish the best way to continue moving forward – whichever direction that turns out to be.
What are those five tools of success?
KELLNER: First, self-awaremess: being able to articulate your strengths and weaknesses and how they affect others. Second, self-regulation: maintaining composure and reacting proportionately and thoughtfully. Third, motivation: internal drive to succeed. Fourth, empathy: awareness, understanding, and appreciation of other’s perspectives and experiences and emotions and using that awareness to make appropriate decisions. Fifth, social skill: connecting with and relating to other people and facilitating desired behaviors.
Thank you so much for this informative discussion, Dr. Kellner. I am very encouraged by these Executive Coaching and Corporate Psychology services, and I look forward to seeing how they develop!
KELLNER: It was my sincere pleasure.