Have you ever struggled with a work issue and didn’t know where to go for insight? Perhaps you were uncomfortable talking with a peer or felt unsure about how to pose the issue with your boss. You could try a friend or loved one, but they might not have the experience to help. If only there was a safe and confidential person you could discuss your problem with and craft a powerful solution?
Enter the Executive Leadership Coach – a person who works with you in your professional environment, keeps your discussion confidential, and provides unique insights. The Executive Leadership Coach brings external objectivity as well as individual perceptions of your needs, fresh ideas, and support for your efforts.
Would this be a beneficial tool for leaders in your organization?
Not so long ago the concept of an Executive Coach was a radical idea for the business community -and Coaches were usually suggested for leaders who needed to fix a problem. Recently, research has shown a significant increase in the use of these valuable professionals to assist leaders – to grow, to enhance skills, and to broaden perspectives. Executive Leadership Coaching is seen as an investment to help a leader reach their highest potential.
5 Ways an Executive Leadership Coach Can Benefit Leaders
A Coach can give leaders a fresh perspective on issues, problems, strategies and even direction for their employees. We are often so close to issues it’s difficult to see anything except our own stagnant view. A new viewpoint can broaden understanding and provide novel approaches to a tired topic.
When a Coach begins this work the first step is to establish clear goals. We often do this in our work environment but here it’s done in a strategic manner for the leader as a focus for the coaching engagement. Additionally, this goal setting should include objectives from their boss to include in the overall picture.
What does it feel like when someone listens carefully to everything you say? Really listens? This is one of the intangible benefits of an Executive Leadership Coach. The leader has the unusual and gratifying experience of having someone focus entirely on them . . . their issues, goals, worries. Then, a plan is created and implemented. Each coaching session includes a review of what has been accomplished in the plan and next steps.
4. Talent Development
Coaching can be a valuable tool to develop high potential leaders. We can’t always offer compensation increases or promotions, but we can give people a chance to focus on their professional growth and answer the question, “What’s next for me?”
5. Confidential Partner
A Coach will offer all of these valuable elements in a confidential arena. This gives the leader the freedom to be completely candid for the many topics they may want to explore. No internal politics, no drama – just clear direction with the knowledge that the conversations are safe and confidential.
I recently heard a powerful business motto – “You have the answers, we’ll help you find them.”
An Executive Leadership Coach can help you find (or rediscover) answers to questions about your business, your leaders or yourself.
Contact Impact Business Coaches today and let’s chat about how a coach can help you or someone in your organization.