Lore And Michael Watkins Design Coaching Solution To Ensure Successful Transition Of Newly Placed Executives: First 90 Days Acceleration Coaching Methodology Tackles 40 Percent New Executive Failure Rate

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Lore International Institute, in partnership with the world’s leading authority on leadership transitions—Dr. Michael D. Watkins—announces a new coaching service based on Watkins’s international best-seller, "The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels." This new coaching service will dramatically increase the success rate of newly placed or promoted executives by combining a proven transition management methodology with an elite group of coaches and world-class executive coaching techniques.

Lore International Institute, in partnership with the world’s leading authority on leadership transitions—Dr. Michael D. Watkins—announces a new coaching service based on Watkins’s international best-seller, "The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels." This new coaching service will dramatically increase the success rate of newly placed or promoted executives by combining a proven transition management methodology with an elite group of coaches and world-class executive coaching techniques.

Lore and Dr. Watkins have created this new coaching service—First 90 Days Acceleration Coaching™— to give organizations a coaching tool that will eliminate unnecessary failures that result from newly appointed leaders being left to "sink or swim" through a critical transition period. The one-on-one coaching is based on Lore’s formal, sustainable four-step process which systematizes how coaches should adapt their style to the preference of their coachees. Leaders in transition will be matched with one of Lore’s 230 coaches certified in both Lore’s Adaptive Coaching methodology and Dr. Watkins’s First 90 Days transitions methodology.

"We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Watkins to develop his ideas into this new set of tools for executive coaching," said Dr. Terry Bacon, President and CEO of Lore. "Our seasoned coaches will help newly transitioned leaders avoid costly failures by guiding them through the first six months of their transition, including the creation of a personal business plan."

Research has shown that two out of every five new executives that join from outside a company fail within 18 months—at considerable cost to the companies that hired them. Executives at one Fortune 50 company reported that they performed 40 percent better during their transition as a direct result of transition coaching. "The decisions that a transitioning executive makes in the first few months on the job determine their success or failure," said Dr. Watkins. "However, few executives receive the support they need during this critical time."

"We are pleased that we will be able to offer this exclusive coaching service. Our clients, like most organizations today, are facing the retirement of the baby boomer generation, a significant number of whom comprise key executive leadership positions," said Dr. Nancy Atwood, Senior Vice President of Coaching, Consulting, and Assessment at Lore. "Acceleration Coaching will help our clients turn transitions into organizational strength, rather than a liability."

About Lore International Institute

Lore International Institute is a global executive development firm, serving the international business community. Since 1989, Lore has been providing clients with a variety of scalable and progressive solutions, and is able to offer an end-to-end solution that includes assessment, organizational consulting, executive education, and executive coaching. For additional information about Lore, contact Jennifer Kwiatkowski, Marketing Manager, at 800.866.5548. http://www.LoreNet.com

About Michael Watkins

Dr. Michael D. Watkins is the leading expert on accelerating leadership transitions, and the author of the international business best-seller, "The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels." Watkins is the founder of Genesis Advisers, a leadership strategy consultancy, and a professor at INSEAD. He is co-author of "Right from the Start: Taking Charge in a New Leadership Role," and content expert for Leadership Transitions, Harvard Business School Publishing’s award-winning e-learning system.

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