|In today’s challenging business environment, many high achieving executives have no-one they are able to call on for support or to confide in. Yet in the world of sport, coaching is taken for granted. Coaches energise, motivate and enhance existing skills. They help athletes enhance their performance. So why would business executives and top teams not look for similar support? Ultimately, coaching aims to bring out the best in an individual which, in turn, enables the team to work more effectively and smarter to drive the business forward.
As you move up the ladder, the sources of honest and useful feedback lessens and at some point, you find yourself alone. No matter how competent and successful you are, you will make mistakes. You will develop bad habits. The world will change subtly, without you even noticing, and behaviours that once worked will be rendered ineffective. This is the time to consider using a business executive coach.
Business executive coaching is all about supporting an executive achieve success in their role. It may be that they need assistance in addressing specific professional development issues or acquiring the relevant skills when taking on a new challenging role. What you get hired for at 30 may often get you fired at 40!
Many senior executives find being at the top of their profession a lonely place. Having the confidential, objective ear of someone who understands the challenges and can bring support and lateral thought is a huge bonus!
Business executive coaching is driven by the needs of the client. It is about assisting people to achieve their full business and interpersonal potential, with a focus on what they want to achieve now and in the future. It is a partnership.