While business coaching focuses on the business, executive coaching focuses on the individual typically in the areas of focus, skills, and style. As one goes up the corporate ladder, the focus and ensuing habits need to adapt to the changing role.
Someone said, "If all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail". Executive coaching gives the individual an expanded "tool chest" on which to draw. These skills include (but not limited to): strategic thinking / planning, delegating, time management, negotiating, sales, HR management, etc.
Companies engage executive coaches to work with the "up and comers" to the executive suite or to train newly promoted supervisors. This trend has morphed the perception of executive coaching from something not talked about to a badge of honour.
If you are business owner that is looking to benefit from an employee's previously untapped potential or an executive that is looking to "up your game", let's have a chat (phone number below).