A Deeper Dive Into the 4 A’s of ILEC Executive Coaching

Conducted well, leadership is an art form, for the ways in which leaders apply their skill and experience can have as many varieties as there are personalities. As children, we were told there is no right or wrong in expressing your own version of art. But as adults, we have much more refined and discerning opinions. We’ve come to understand that, while there is still no right or wrong with art, there are certain methods of artwork which achieve more aesthetically pleasing results than others.

The art of leadership is much the same, as we come to understand there are tried and true techniques and methods which are proven to produce better results. Executive coaching tools, which can still be wielded much like an artist’s brush, allow coaches to create their own unique methods for developing leadership skills that best fit their client’s needs. Applied according to ILEC’s philosophy, these tools ultimately enable clients to realize The 4 A’s, four “game-changing” outcomes that can be leveraged in business and life in general. These include Altruism, Affiliation, Achievement, and Abundance.

To reach and leverage these outcomes, leadership clients will experience four powerful phases within the seven progressive pillars of ILEC’s executive coaching journey. The one-on-one coaching sessions that make up each phase provide clients with a roadmap to success as follows:

Awareness: this phase includes how to frame the context of your coaching journey, in which you’ll build rapport with your coach, establish vision and goals, and identify the “inner-core” strengths and gaps

Assessment: this phase identifies your “outer-core”, ignites behavioral changes, and includes the customized plan for creating a compelling future

Action: this phase includes the application of real-world challenges, with continual reflection and course-correction designed to unlock your full leadership potential

Achievement: in this final phase, your stakeholders and anonymous team members will share feedback on the progression of your leadership development, which you’ll use to course-correct and further improve your capabilities

Delving deeper, you’ll come to understand how the game-changing outcomes of The Four A’s became the beating heart of your sustained greatness and breakthroughs. Your ILEC coach will work closely with you in identifying and leveraging your key strengths—and how to apply them to your advantage. Just the same, we designed our intensive coaching process to address any developmental gaps in your leadership potential—and help you overcome them. The conclusion of your personal ILEC coaching assignment will reveal goals met, as well as continued growth still in progress. The 4 A’s are the developmental seeds which, when properly nurtured, allow leaders to sustain measurable progress that leads to breakthrough results, creating a lasting legacy for themselves and the teams they manage.

As an artistic leader in today’s executive coaching world, we believe your best work is still yet to come. Every coaching candidate who comes to us begins with a proverbial blank white canvas. And ILEC is here to help you create the aesthetically pleasing design that will communicate your own leadership masterpiece. 

Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching (ILEC) is the world’s #1 executive coaching platform dedicated to growing tomorrow’s leaders through organizational transformation. Our master certified ILEC coaches utilize a proven blueprint and philosophy designed to highlight the long-term benefits of investing in human capital. If you’re ready to explore what’s possible for your own leadership growth, click here to learn more.


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