Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching

BCG’s executive coaching offering helps leaders meet the challenges of today’s increasingly complex world and drive transformational change—for their people, customers, investors, partners, and society.

We are asking more than ever of our leaders.

Success today requires more than a good strategy and a well-developed execution plan. It requires leaders to think and act in new ways: to learn, anticipate, and adapt. Today’s leaders need to be generative—able to reenergize and increase the value they deliver for their people, customers, partners, investors, communities, and themselves.

That’s where BCG’s Executive Coaching programs make a difference. We help senior leaders and leadership teams drive transformational change and set the foundation for long-term impact and value creation. Research shows that coaching senior leaders can increase the likelihood of transformation success by more than 70%. We work in lockstep with organizations’ broader change initiatives, and our programmatic approach allows us to coach multiple leaders around a shared North Star. Moreover, this approach enables continuous feedback loops and rapid interventions.

We view every coaching engagement as a true partnership between leader and coach that provides a safe, confidential, and deep level of support when leaders need it most. Our coaches are former C-suite executives who have been in the same shoes as the leaders they coach. They have felt the same pressures, made the same tough decisions, and learned from the same mistakes. BCG’s executive coaches come with a deep understanding of strategic and operational context and can help other leaders deliver on their most pressing business or organization objectives.


How BCG Works with Executive Coaching Clients

We work with our clients’ most senior leaders in two ways:

One-on-One Executive Leadership Coaching

Executive Leadership Team Coaching

Meet Some of Our Executive Coaching Team

BCG’s executive coaches bring deep leadership expertise and perspective. They are also rigorously certified, with years of experience coaching, advising, and mentoring. Our cadre of North American and European coaches has more than 1,100 years of collective leadership advisory experience. It includes more than 20 former Fortune 100 company executives.

BROWSE SOME OF OUR EXECUTIVE COACHES' PROFILES:


Our Client Work in Executive Coaching

BCG’s executive coaching services team has helped leaders in multiple industries navigate change efforts of all kinds, including operating model redesign, agile ways of working, digital transformation, post-merger integration, organizational design, and culture transformation. Recent engagements include:

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Next-Generation Leaders

BCG’s executive coaches worked with 100 leaders at a leading health care provider that was undertaking a transformation to become a more customer-centric, agile, inclusive, curiosity-driven, and digitally savvy organization.

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New Operating Model

BCG executive coaches guided top leaders at a multinational oil and gas company through a successful transformation to a new operating model.

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Agile Ways of Working

Our executive consulting and coaching team helped a major financial institution’s senior leaders adopt agile ways of working, embrace a new culture, and implement related processes and behaviors.

Our coaches gave us, as the new leadership team, a clear picture around how the rest of the organization viewed us—our place and our roles in the new organization. The coaching helped us to jump-start the new org, taking away the guesswork. As a result, it took us a lot less time and lot fewer false starts to get up and running effectively as a team and to be able to lead our organization in new ways.

President, International Oil and Gas Company

We've been through change efforts before, but this feels entirely different. The investment in 1:1 coaching has, without question, made us better leaders. Our coaches have given us the confidence and the capability to drive change and achieve our stretch business goals. The coaching has been the most valuable and impactful resource provided to us as we navigate this transformation.

Business Unit President, North American Technology Company

Today I was offered the job to lead all of operations, something that would not have happened without my coach’s advising, mentoring, and friendship.

Chief Operating Officer, Major US Supermarket Chain

I cannot thank my coach enough for her support and advice. She literally changed my life. I feel so grateful for this experience and am definitely better for it.

Senior Director of Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution, Global Pharmaceutical Company

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