Enabling a better-led world through coaching

Amid constant change and uncertainty, dynamic organizations are embracing coaching to help remove blind spots and achieve transformative goals.

Whether called on to help prepare homegrown talent for a new role or align leadership teams toward a common purpose, our deep knowledge of leadership assessment and development ensures a maximum return on every coaching investment. We deploy a global network of nearly 200 accredited coaches to provide scalable, tech-forward programs that accelerate the performance of CEOs, potential C-suite successors, and other critical leaders across all sectors and stages to ensure they are future-ready.

Our Coaching Services include both full and flexible engagements and employ technology-enabled tools and methods to ensure that coaching leads to sustainable individual, team, and organizational improvement.

Coaching at Heidrick & Struggles
For over six decades—longer than any other firm—we have helped successful organizations worldwide recruit, assess, and coach their most talented leaders. Our Coaching Services include both full and flexible engagements customized to your needs, and employ technology-enabled tools and methods to ensure coaching leads to sustainable individual, team, and organizational improvement. In short, we can help ensure global enterprise leaders are even better tomorrow than they are today, for everyone’s benefit.
Developing Key Leaders
With leaders across levels facing unprecedented challenges, one-on-one coaching has become a must-have. The majority of our coaches have been functional or organizational leaders, with many years of experience. They have proven themselves as confidential sounding boards and thought partners who can support and challenge your leaders for the best outcomes. Leadership can be lonely, especially at the top—our coaching makes it less so, while providing critical support and insight for the road ahead.
Upgrading Collaboration: Team Coaching
Our research suggests that when a team is aligned, trust-grounded, clear, and working well together, its KPIs are 23.5% above those of teams without these features. Our comprehensive, data-driven diagnostics about drive and drag factors enable you to benchmark your team versus top-performing teams and understand potential gaps to fill. Our experts in team coaching—not just facilitators or trainers—work with teams in organizations globally, creating the right environment and strategy to get your teams where you want and need them to be.  
Developing Future Leaders: Group Coaching
Group coaching is a cost-effective way to provide your people access to coaching that’s rich and thought-provoking. It promotes sharing of insights and practices across business areas, and identification of systemic issues that impact multiple groups. It models and builds collaboration, a coaching mindset for managers and leaders, and a culture of mutual support and challenge, creating a safe place for experimentation, ideation, and innovation. Our group coaching services will create a multiplier effect for benefits to scale and understanding of challenges to address.
Developing People Leaders: Leader as Coach
The best leaders draw on different leadership styles for wide-ranging purposes and challenges. A critical part of their toolkit is the ability to coach others well—whether their people, clients, or other stakeholders.  Knowing when and how to coach, guide, mentor, listen, and teach is important, and fundamental to leadership and organizational success. Yet the default approach for many leaders is to be directive, especially if they have no training in coaching. Coaching is learnable, and we can help to build and maximize this skill in those you entrust to lead teams of any size in your business. 
Accrediting Future Coaches
We fundamentally believe that coaching is key to successful leadership development. That’s why we’ve invested in making Heidrick an ICF-accreditor of coaches, the only services firm with this distinction. We offer certification through client organizations and universities, and have graduated over 1,300 coaches globally to date, and counting. 
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