The ECG Methodology: Why Coaching Works

El Camino Group, LLC's coaching methodology is theoretically grounded and based on the principle that leveraging strengths and mitigating derailing weaknesses (vs. focusing on ‘fixing’ weaknesses), yields ‘optimum’ results. ECG coaching approach emphasizes integrating theory with practice, drawing from psychology, neuroscience, organizational development, business management, and leadership research. 

We design our engagements in service of each client becoming a powerful and effective leader by setting specific goals and creating action plans to help the client realize their unique potential. ECG also works with leaders to help them shift their perspectives and see how they can leverage their  people’s strengths to create inspired, motivated, and engaged teams. 

Our coaching style is deliberately “freeform,” allowing us to meet the unique needs of the client at any given time. Using situational challenges, the client faces each week in the most powerful way to effect new approaches and strategies. Our coaches leverage a variety of tools to help their clients take effective action and increase their impact.  

The focus of the coaching (and our other services), depends on the needs of the client, which may include: 

  • Teamwork and collaboration — building powerful teams and a healthy, collaborative work culture
  • Powerful communication and influencing skills — motivating others, using dialogue as a management tool, being able to persuade and negotiate more effectively

  • Personal power — having a strong sense of self-confidence and a deep knowledge of personal and unique strengths that can be leveraged to make a greater impact

  • Conflict management — being able to work with difficult people and resolve differences to one’s own satisfaction

  • Building bonds — improving the ability to connect with others and form strong relationships

  • Initiative — overcoming procrastination and taking action

  • Intentionality — thinking and acting “on purpose,” and in deliberate congruence with the client’s values, strengths and who they are

  • Resilience — handling adversity and setbacks

  • Stress management — enhancing the ability to work under stress and pressure

  • Emotional self-control — keeping destructive emotions in check

  • Daily action management organization – creating a new behavior set to help implement best practices for efficient and effective productivity 

Regardless of the content of any individual session, each session concludes by identifying actions that will move the client forward toward reaching the goals they identified at the beginning of the coaching engagement.