“Who, exactly, seeks out a coach? … Informed leaders who want more out of life”
For those of you who have ever played sports or been on a team, chances are you’ve had at least one great coach. This person is different than a teacher or an authority figure. They’re a personal sparring partner who stuck with you through the ups and downs and only has your best interests at heart. They made you a better sportsman.
In our professional lives, the same principles apply and after more than 7 years of offering premium level executive coaching in China and working with clients across the automotive, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, tech and education industries, we put together our top 3 ‘wins’ of executive coaching.
1. More Self-Awareness
I saw myself in a professional capacity more accurately Self-awareness in leaders is crucial and employees more easily follow those leaders who have a strong self-awareness. I learned to see myself more objectively.
2. More Clarity
I started to see others more clearly – I could see people’s motivations and their drivers and it helped me manage my team more effectively thanks to the observations of my coach.
3. Better Connection
More I increased my toolkit – The coach worked with me to gain a lot of new approaches and communication methods and ways of responding to my colleagues and counterparts. It helped elevate me from a manager to a leader. This in turn helped me build much closer relationships with stakeholders.
How does coaching work?
You select your coach, based on their background and approach and then you have a ‘chemistry meeting’ with him/her. In this meeting, you will talk around a wide range of topics and your coach will guide you through some questions that will help her/him understand you and your goals better. If you have a dilemma, a question or a challenge at work, that helps. After the chemistry meeting, if you feel comfortable moving forward with the coach for further sessions, you plan on a program of between 8 to 20 hours coaching depending on what stage you are at and what you want to achieve.
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“Executives know coaching is the most potent tool for inducing positive personal change, ensuring better-than-average odds of success and making the change stick for the long term.”
(The Ivy Business Journal)