Our Approach to Executive / Leadership Coaching

AJO’s Executive / Leadership Coaching practice supports the needs of our clients locally, nationally and internationally. With over 100 executive and business coaches, our talented team offers: 

  • Strong business acumen, coupled with business executive coaching expertise
  • Diverse coaching specialties that allow a strong coach match to the unique needs of every leader
  • Experience in a broad range of industries and functions
  • Coaching expertise that spans all leadership levels from your high potentials to to the C-Suite 

A Four-Phase Approach for Optimal ResultsAJO's Four Phase Partnering Process

Our approach to executive / leadership coaching focuses on improving a leader's performance and strengthening the connection between the leader's objectives and those of his/her organization.

Our four-phase process (Partner, Plan, Perform and Progress), is designed to:

  • Assess and document a leader's developmental objectives 
  • Involve, communicate and obtain consensus from all stakeholders in the leader's developmental process
  • Review and measure outcomes and accomplishments, including ongoing development recommendations

Typical Duration of Executive Coaching

AJO's Executive Coaching engagements typically span 6 - 9 months. However, many clients elect to extend services at the end of the initial engagement.

We have seen a trend towards shorter engagements of 3 and 6 months, while coaching engagements spanning 12 months have also become popular when included as one of several components within a leadership development program or leadership academy.
This is consistent with what the Conference Board has noted in its bi-annual Executive Coaching studies. The average length of a coaching engagement has evolved to 6 to 9 months, with 6 months being the most commonly reported number in its 2016 study.

Ask us for more information on coaching studies that we monitor, in addition to our own data.


Trends in Duration of Executive Coaching




Executive/Leadership Coaching Overview
Executive/Leadership Coaching Overview