Has your career or organizational growth plateaued despite your best efforts?
Are you clear about the future of your organization and where it will be in the next 1, 2, or 5 years?
Do you have a plan and a mindset to help get you there?
To help you answer these questions (and more), executive coaches work with C-Suite and mid-level leaders to uncover their core values, growth opportunities, and solve corporate challenges.
Let’s dive into what executive coaching is and its benefits.
Executive Coaching Defined
An executive coach helps define your and (in turn) your organization’s vision, and achieve its goals through personalized one-on-one interactions. There are a number of different techniques and methods executive coaches can use to help their clients succeed. For example, executive coaching can incorporate the following three areas:
● Coaching: When it comes to traditional executive coaching, a coach’s job is to facilitate deep discussions in a safe, organized environment where collaboration and varying viewpoints are encouraged. From this internal discovery process, an executive coach develops custom strategies built to transform you or your team into confident, driven, productive, and successful industry leaders.
● Mentoring: Acting as a mentor involves providing external help in the form of suggestions and advice from the coach’s lived and others’ lived experiences, books, articles, podcasts, and any additional information that can be customized for a person’s goals and situation.
● Skill-Building: This area is both internal (helping to develop emotional intelligence, for example) and external (team building, fundraising, management, etc.)
The Benefits of Executive Coaching
A survey undertaken by PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that return on investment (ROI) in coaching can be as much as 7 times overall initial spend. This is because executive coaching helps transform your mindset into one that fosters growth for you and your organization.
Let’s take a look at the benefits that provide the building blocks for successful leadership.
Discover how to cultivate motivation, especially when it can be difficult to do so. A coach digs deep into the mechanics of what makes you tick, so you can access this energy into sustainable and long-term productivity.
Self-awareness fosters growth. It allows you to break cycles and patterns that keep you stuck. An executive coach helps you become keenly self-aware and find opportunities for optimal change and decision-making.
Higher Levels of Emotional Intelligence
A coach helps you expand emotional intelligence, enabling you to practice empathy at the workplace. Build trust, rapport, and earned authority with your team, and cement yourself as an effective leader.
Boosted Cognition Levels
By embracing, understanding, and empathizing with different points of view without the hindrance of personal bias, you invite creativity and innovation as integral tools to problem solving. This 360 approach allows you to explore all options to find the right one.
To stay effective as a leader, a coach helps you plan for a healthy work-life balance — one that supports high levels of productivity coupled with rejuvenation.
Reach New Heights
Your coach can wear many hats, from manager and mentor to strategist and advisor, and each role will help you thrive.
If you want to learn more about my personalized approach, get in touch with me. My commitment to developing values-driven, authentic, and diverse leaders over the last 30 years has resulted in profound success for my clients.