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Executive* Psychotherapeutic Coaching (EPC)

*High-potential, deeply-valued senior management employees and officers

What is Executive Therapeutic Coaching (EPC)?

The luxury of ‚ÄėChange Management‚Äô ended in 2020.¬† Changed happened. You must possess the ability to pivot, flex your adaptive muscle and change the conversation. Leading performance to align to the new reality allows you to rise to the top and knock it out of the park.

EPC is a unique and powerful form of Executive Coaching (EC) that extends the coaching relationship into therapeutic solutions. EPC carefully crafts strategies and invites you to examine, assess, challenge and change core psychological beliefs and patterns to create the dynamic leadership required in a world that stopped waiting for us to manage change.

Only an EPC can provide integrative psychological strategies, more specifically psychotherapy, to coach you in formulating a new framework from which you can shape the needs of your teams to meet the transformation that is not impending, but is here. Welcome to 2021.


What is the advantage of retaining an EPC vs. an EC?

Substantive Added Value 

An EPC supports you in a self-exploration of your current framework to help you develop a trajectory to success.  The fearless agility to help teams pivot wisely is a product of self-clarity.

The integration of psychotherapeutic insight and techniques creates wiser and more profound adaptive skills.  The agility to response is not just an action, it is a mindset.

Disability Leaves and Health-Related Impacts on Performance 

EPC’s are often preferred when the employee/officer is having to manage high demands that appear to be impacting the employee’s health, mental and or physical. ¬†An EPC is experienced in supporting a valued member of the team facing or experiencing disability leave. ¬†The engagement of an EPC can shorten the period of leave and support the individual in returning to work with the necessary tools to manage both their performance and the performance of their team.¬†

Behaviour Based Performance Issues

A company may recognize that the barrier to peak performance is behaviourally related – ¬†the individual’s behaviour appears in conflict with corporate culture and thus impacting performance. COVID-19 forced change.¬† Performance-based issues that impact a leader‚Äôs ability to react quickly with wisdom and strength, need to be addressed.¬† Leaders and companies adapt wisely or fail. An EPC is qualified and experienced in helping leaders self-reflect and develop the capacity to intentionally lead teams with trajectories to success.


Increased Confidentiality

Confidentiality is ensured beyond the usual contractual parameters of an EC as the relationship falls under the auspices of the Personal Health Information Act (PHIPPA), a Health Care Privacy Act regulated by the Ontario Government.  Updates and the progress reports for the organizations are pre-approved for release, in writing, by the client.

Premium Executive Development Programs

EPC’s can be hired by the corporation, often seen as both an investment and cost-saving move to support a high-valued senior managment or C-Suite Officers and as part an executive development program. The individual may be newly promoted (transition coaching), be facing a number of challenges (often involving employee relationships) and getting groomed for larger roles. ¬†EPC’s may be hired to correct behavioural problems and help leaders resolve interpersonal conflicts.

Comprehensive Transitional Programs

An EPC can often be retained as part of a transition package – into or out of the company or one of its divisions or sectors.

Fee Distribution and Rebate

Group Health plans may cover a portion of an EPC’s fee.

A unique tax advantage inasmuch as a portion of the EPC fee can be distributed as a medical deduction.

Who Hires an EPC?

An EPC program is often included by the company as an executive perk and or as a part of the Executive Development Program or Executive Transitional Programs.

Corporations/Companies hire EPC’s as a way to invest in their top executives and high potential management and improve their Executive Development Programs

Transitional Support Service Organizations

The Executive directly the EPC.  High-potential executives with high capacities for self-reflection often prefer to retain an EPC.

Who pays for an EPC?

EPC’s fees are usually costed to Employee Development/Training and specific relative cost centres. ¬†Unlike an EC, an EPC may be covered in part by the companies group health plan. ¬†The group plan must ¬†include coverage for ‘Registered Psychotherapy.’

The executive directly retains the EPC.

The EPC services are a business expense and are medical and or business taxable deductions for both the business or the individual.

Todd Kaufman, BA, MDiv, RP, EPC

I am Todd Kaufman a Registered Psychotherapist and Executive Psychotherapeutic Coach, and I love what I do. I bring to your table over half a century of learning and researching how to help you find positive healthy solutions to knock it out of the park.

My background is diverse and extends well beyond the ranks of corporate senior leadership. My career has extended across multiple industries from banking and training to marine operations where I commanded the rank of Captain.

Ultimately I coalesced this breadth of experience and education becoming a registered psychotherapist and coach with a speciality in EPC.

Need more information? Call me directly at 1-800-699-3396.

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