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Executive Coaching / Advisory

Executive Coaching And Operational Advisory
to Enable And Ensure Long Term Success


Executing Coaching and Operational Advisory provides a collaborative partnership with our experienced advisors to help equip and ensure your leaders are successful as they navigate their way forward.

Benefits of Executive Coaching / Advisory

 

‚ąö¬†Enhance leadership skills
‚ąö¬†Improve performance¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
‚ąö¬†Increase self-awareness¬† ¬†
‚ąö¬†Make better decisions¬† ¬† ¬†¬†

‚ąö¬†Prepare for career advancement
‚ąö¬†Enhance communication skills¬† ¬†¬†
‚ąö Increase organizational impact¬† ¬†
‚ąö¬†Improve team dynamics¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†

How It Works

The reality of leading in any organization - but particularly in the fast-moving world of Game Development - is complicated. There are countless issues to address, voices to hear, and decisions to make. It can easily become impossible to distinguish signal from noise - particularly when unfamiliar situations arise. That's where executive coaching can help.

We partner with seasoned senior leaders to provide an informed external perspective to help hone their focus on the problems at hand, refine their approach to addressing them, and sharpen their thinking as they drive to key decisions in the heat of the moment.

Structured in 3-month weekly or 6-month bi-weekly or monthly sprints, the coaching / advisory engagement begins with an optional assessment to illuminate where to focus. From there, this powerful tool augments skills, mitigates blind spots, and up-levels the quality of leadership from your most senior people.

Your Leader Will Receive:

 

Enhanced Leadership Skills

Develop leadership qualities such as strategic thinking, communication, and decision-making, which are crucial for effective management and organizational success.

Improved Performance

Overcome challenges - including time management, increased productivity, and more effective team management - leading to improved performance at work. 

Increased Self-Awareness

Understand strengths and weaknesses, emotional triggers, and behavioral patterns. This awareness is essential for personal development and effective leadership.

Better Decision-Making

Make more thoughtful and informed decisions - various perspectives and potential outcomes. This is particularly valuable when navigating complex, high-stakes challenges.

Enhanced Communication Skills

Effective communication is crucial for leadership. Improve ability to communicate clearly and persuasively, enhancing team collaboration and organizational cohesion.

Career Advancement

Prepare for higher responsibilities and more significant roles within the organization. Develop the skills needed to excel in senior positions and beyond.

Organizational Impact

Improve team morale, increase employee engagement, and foster a more positive organizational culture. This can reduce attrition and bolster employee satisfaction.

Resilience & Adaptability

Develop resilience through strategies to handle stress, setbacks, and failures - as well as techniques to grow agility and responsiveness to change.

Improved Team Dynamics

Foster better team dynamics. Resolve conflicts, motivate team members, and create an inclusive environment that leverages diverse talents.

Our Process

 

1. Kick-Off Call

First, we'll have a kick-off call to meet and discuss the particular Leader and situation you wish to address.

2. Optional Assessment

At your option, we will set up a series of 1-on-1 meetings to get to know the Leader, their manager, and any peers or direct reports we agree on to help shed light on opportunities to sharpen skills and abilities. Following these meetings, we will prepare a prospective roadmap of improvement areas for this Leader.

3. Coaching Plan

We will then meet with the Leader and their manager to agree on the roadmap of improvement areas, and the coaching topics that will best support this roadmap.

4. Coaching / Advisory Sessions

We will meet on our agreed cadence (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) 1-on-1 with the Leader to cover the roadmap as well as to address any emergent topics that arise during the coaching engagement. By design, there will be ample opportunity to implement the ideas we cover in between sessions, and course-correct using real-time asynchronous feedback via e-mail.

5. Coaching Debrief

Once the coaching / advisory sessions have concluded, we will debrief with the Leader and their manager to clarify ground we have covered, and opportunities for future growth.

6. Optional: Additional Advisor Support

Your Leader may wish to continue to receive guidance and support as they navigate their role. It is common for Executive Coaching / Advisory engagements to be extended or revisited as new situations arise. However, there are also other options to help with broader improvements across the team and organizaiton: 

We look forward to partnering with you to ensure your organization and leadership team is well positioned to meet your productivity and high-growth goals!

Is Executive Coaching Right For You?

To find out more about how this would work in your particular situation,
book a free 30-minute Zoom session, and we'l walk through it together.

By the end of the session, you will know:

(1) Whether Executive Coaching is right for you
(2) Which capabilities will deliver most benefit
(3) Where to focus first for immediate impact

Testimonials

 

I had the pleasure of collaborating closely with Jason over a period of 5 years while on a large geo-distributed team with complex operational needs and aggressive delivery targets. Jason brought immeasurable value to the organization and my professional career and I wanted to take a moment to highlight two key areas:

- Approachability: Jason has the ability to connect with team members at all levels and welcome discussions, even the difficult ones, with warmth. I feel comfortable seeking his perspective, knowing it would be thoughtful and constructive. He is able to create an environment where team members can express their honest opinions and gain their trust quickly.

- Depth of Game Development Knowledge: Jason has experience shipping some of the industries biggest games. Jason’s depth of experience consistently helped the team make effective decisions while respecting the values and cultures of sub teams. He understands the complexities of building teams, managing budgets, bringing organizational change while building high quality games against a tight timeline. Any advice he provides is always rooted in what really happens and not theoretical environments.

I am very fortunate to have gotten the opportunity to work with Jason and learn from him. I would highly recommend him to other teams and organizations looking to deliver more, address the challenges of scaling effectively, and adapt to change.

Grace Yen
Development Director, Electronic Arts