Dr. Marko Rillo is a certified executive coach, member of International Coaching Federation. Marko has completed coaching assignments with a number of CxO level managers from Fortune 500 companies, international organisations (European Commission, World Bank, United Nations) and government agencies. The profile of people he has coached range from 1-15 years of managerial experience, including some people who have demonstrated management potential.
Who is a typical coachee of Marko?
… a leadership and management activity
… a personal learning experience
… a relationship of trust and partnership
… a dialogue that promotes self-discovery
… guiding the coachee to discover the best way of doing something
… helping the coachee to help him/herself
… enabling the coachee’s learning rather than teaching him/her
… assisting the coachee to confront the opportunities/challenges he/she faces
… raising the coachee’s awareness of the situation
… increasing the coachee’s responsibility for performance and performance improvement
Marko’s approach to coaching relies on a number of important principles.
Great coaches believe in human potential. Coaches treat you with the respect you deserve as fully functioning human being capable of many and great things. They respect your intelligence, creativity and intuition. Their expectation of you is that you will succeed and their belief in your capability probably exceeds your own. Should you fail in a task, they do not judge you.
Great coaches focus on learning, Organisations require results to survive. However, great coaches are more concerned for your learning than for your results. Very few people are in positions in which one mistake can cause the demise of the organisation, but if the vast majority of the staff stops learning then the organisation will surely collapse.
Great coaches, let the coaches do the work. Coaches are interested in your good ideas and creativity and in your solutions to your problems. They do not dump their good ideas and solutions to you; rather, their listening and questioning allows you to explore a topic and make your own mind up, and then to progress in your own way. They leave responsibility with you.
Great coaches listen. Coaches listen to you because they believe in your potential. They know that you are a unique human being with a unique contribution to make and that, in order to understand what that contribution might be, they need to understand you. (Myles Downey: Effective Coaching)