Whenever one takes on the responsibility of a new role, the first days and weeks are crucial to success. In preparation for assuming the new mantle, a better apprehension of the environment and optimal integration into the team are key considerations. Most companies nowadays have specific processes in place to welcome new colleagues and to facilitate their understanding of the organisation and its processes. But how appropriate are these programs for senior leadership roles or specialist functions and how much attention is given to the “soft” side of the onboarding process; the essential behavioural leadership skills? During the first critical days of transition, the deployment of an executive leadership coach to serve as a sparring partner can make a world of difference. Ultimately, a good start will prove a vital catalyst in the quest for long-term retention of successful managers.

Within AIMS International, we tailor-make onboarding programmes based on the needs of the company and the attributes of the key person in question.  These distinctive factors are resolved with supplementary input regarding current success variables observed during the introduction of new key employees.

Each AIMS Executive Coach is a senior consultant, often with significant line management experience in their professional past. In the course of their career, they have invariably been in contact with a great many different organisational structures and cultures, management styles and business situations. They have what it takes to assume the role of the thinking-partner for a new leader tackling a difficult challenge and are able to walk the tightrope between the professional and personal coaching arenas, which are equally necessary for successful onboarding support.

The extent, duration and format of our onboarding programmes can be adapted to suit individual needs within a range of possibilities.