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Are you feeling overwhelmed in your management role? Or unsure about team dynamics and how best to lead? Getting managerial support might be extremely helpful.

Executive support

Executive support is a specialised form of professional guidance and training tailored to managers. It includes a range of talking therapies and methods to help managers with everything from managing stress to improving leadership skills.

Why does a manager need support?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a lot of managers experience some form of psychological distress as a result of their work. This underlines the need for psychological support and guidance.

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Symptoms and signs you need executive support

  • Increased stress and anxiety
  • Reduced work capacity
  • Feelings of inadequacy
  • Difficulty making decisions

Do you recognise yourself when reading these symptoms? If the answer is yes, then it is a good indication executive support can help you.

Different forms of therapy for managers

There are several different ways to access executive support, including:

  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Group workshops
  • Online courses and webinars

As each form of therapy has its own benefits, executive support is tailored to your individual needs.


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Therapy can change your working life

Therapy allows you to identify and understand the underlying issues affecting your work performance and well-being. This can lead to improved leadership skills, increased work capacity, and a better working environment for both you and your team.

The benefits of seeking support and guidance

  • Reduce stress and increase well-being in your role
  • Better communication and working relationships
  • Increased self-confidence and work capacity

For someone striving to perform better in their managerial role, or just working life in general, it is important not to underestimate the value of professional support.


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Common misconceptions about executive support

Many people think executive support is only for those who are struggling at work, but the truth is it can benefit managers at all levels and in all sectors. Even if you are successful, support can develop your skills further and take your performance to the next level.

Seeking help is not a sign of weakness, but rather an investment in yourself and your future, on more than just a professional level. Through executive support, you can improve both your work performance and your overall well-being. Why not take the step today? Your future awaits, and we are here to make the journey easier for you.


9 common questions about executive support

What is the purpose of executive support?

The purpose of executive support is to enable managers to develop leadership skills, manage stress and conflict, and promote a healthy working environment.

Who can benefit from executive support?

Managers at all levels and in different types of organisations can benefit from executive support. It is particularly useful for those who experience high demands and responsibilities. Ultimately, of course, executive support benefits staff as well.

How does a typical executive support session work?

A typical session starts with the manager having an opportunity to talk about challenges and issues they face. The therapist, or counsellor, will listen, give advice and offer tools and strategies.

How long does the executive support process take?

The length of an executive support process varies according to individual needs and goals. It can be a single session or longer-term support over time.

What if I feel reluctant to seek executive support?

It is normal to be reluctant to seek support. Considering the benefits and potential for personal and professional development can be motivating.

Can executive support help me as a manager to balance my work and private life?

Yes, executive support can help managers develop strategies for a better work-life balance, which is crucial for well-being and long-term sustainable leadership.

Is there a confidentiality policy for executive dsupport?

Executive support through Lavendla is strictly confidential. Our therapists ensure clients can be open and honest about their challenges.

Can executive support also be provided to working groups?

Yes, it can be extended to include teams of employees and can be very useful to improve team dynamics and performance.

How much does executive support at Lavendla cost?

The cost varies depending on the therapist and the length of sessions. Sessions generally cost between €30 – €100. Therapists’ prices are listed on their profile pages. Booking an initial session allows you to get to know each other, define the challenges you face, and work on a plan together for achieving your goals.

Benefits of Executive Support

  1. Improves leadership skills: Executive support helps managers develop their leadership skills, including communication, conflict management, and decision-making.
  2. Strengthens the workforce: By offering support and advice to managers, the entire workforce benefits as managers become better equipped to lead and support their employees.
  3. Prevents burnout: Managers are at risk of burnout due to high demands and responsibilities. Executive support can help prevent and manage burnout.
  4. Improving the work environment: By supporting managers in creating a healthy and supportive work environment, the whole organisation benefits.
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Written by dominic

Dominic is a Cape Town-based copywriter and editor with a background in psychology.