Have you been curious about Executive Coaching but haven’t taken the time to really explore how it could benefit your leadership growth or the success of your business? You may want to dig a little deeper.
Having an executive coach will help you to see possibilities when you can’t. Your coach will help you to manage stress and better focus on your emotional well-being. All beneficial to you as you face the uncertainty of the constantly changing business environment. Working one on one with a coach who supports your mind, body, and heart ensuring you feel a sense of resilience, balance, and focus.
As you work with an executive coach you become an executive leader who leads with clarity, setting the foundation for your organization so it can sustain change, be agile and use grit to overcome obstacles. As you begin to improve your level of self-awareness you are better able to manage your emotions. By extension, your entire team will maintain focus and energy when the waters get rough.
As I work with my clients, I am continuously encouraging them to transfer the skills we develop together with their team and peers. This ensures the coaching experience ripples throughout the entire organization reaching well beyond the individual leader.
Any professional athlete at the top of their sport will tell you that their individual coaching experience was critical to their success. Ask yourself a couple of fundamental questions: How do you as a leader continue to get better at what you do? How do you transcend your current leadership? If you want to continuously improve your game, you need to realize you are never done. Every professional needs a coach, there is power in the outside perspective.
I like to compare hiring an executive coach to hiring a personal trainer. You can try to workout alone, telling yourself you know what you need to do to improve your fitness. But do you stay committed, and focused, do you get actual results? Sorry to say most of you will not. However, when you hire a personal trainer, you stay committed, you remain focused, and you get results. (I am a personal trainer and owned a health and fitness center, so I speak from experience). This is because your coach held you accountable, pushed you beyond your comfort zone, gave you real feedback, and kept you motivated.
Finally, remember this, even the best personal trainer cannot improve your fitness if you are not committed. An executive coach is an incredible asset, but you need to be committed and do the work if you want to achieve results.
The professional sports coaching model has proven that top performers can continue to learn and grow their skills through coaching. If you are serious about becoming a better leader, a coach should be in your future.
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