Executive Leadership Coaching – Are you ready to be Coached?

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Written by Mary Asante

Last updated: 17/12/2021

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You are at the top of your executive leadership game. Your entire organisation looks up to you. Your peers revere you. Everything is seemingly perfect for you. But inwardly, you are struggling. You have too much going on, struggling to lead your teams the way you prefer to. You are becoming a bottleneck. Leadership comes with its own challenges.

Your desire to succeed, grow your business and efficiently juggle your priorities can sometimes put you under a lot of pressure. Your zeal for developing your people, satisfying clients, making an impact and overcoming challenges is weighing you down. You need help. Asking for help is a great strength. Are you ready to ask an executive coach for help?

You may be wondering how an executive coach can help you. You have probably made it this far without one. Or, you may have had a bad experience with a coach. You may even be wondering if a coach will slow you down. How will you benefit from executive coaching?

Executive Leadership Coach – An Independent Perspective

An executive leadership coach will bring an independent perspective. They will act as your confidant, challenge your thinking and mindset and guide you. They’ll help you gain clarity. They will hold you accountable. They will improve your interpersonal and communication skills.

It is important that you build a good rapport with your executive coach. You need to be on the same team. There needs to be mutual respect between you and your coach. As a leader, you become accustomed to directing people. People come to you for your advice. They listen to you and value your views. To be ready to be coached, you will need to be ready to be open to your coach. Ready to be coached. Ready to recognise that you need guidance and to follow the guidance. To work on developing your interpersonal skills further. To work on improving your communication skills.

The Role of Your Executive Leadership Coach

Leadership puts you in a position of trust and confidence. In a coaching relationship, you will have to trust your coach fully, 100%. Your coach will bring fresh perspectives and insights that you will be able to tap into. They will be able to help you to focus on what is really important. You will begin to see improvements that you can directly link to that trusted relationship with your coach.

Executive Coaching -Time for success

You are confident. And quite possibly when one of your team is asked to describe you, they will use words such as confident, approachable and amazing to do so. Whether you need to grow in confidence in your ability or confidence in your approach, executive coaching can help you.

Your executive coach can hold you accountable in a way that no one else can. Others around you may not be open, honest and direct with you. Your coach however will be direct. They will ensure that you are accountable. They will support you through your challenges. You will gain a competitive edge through coaching.

How Well Do You Know Yourself? – Executive Leadership

How do you think knowing yourself, your strengths and weaknesses benefit you in the workplace? Executive coaching can help you increase your self-awareness. It can help you improve your emotional intelligence. In finding and discovering yourself, you find and discover others in your teams. You improve your interpersonal skill and become more empathetic. You become more resilient.

Are you ready to have a better relationship with your team? Are you ready to build a relationship with more than a selected few people in your organisation? Coaching can help you improve your business relationships. You will not only surround yourself with people who think and act like you. You will appreciate the power of diversity. The benefits of surrounding yourself with people who have different outlooks to you. People with different mindsets and approaches but who buy into your vision. You will learn to value people who may have different views from you.

Are You Ready to be Coached?

Now the question is: are you ready to be coached? Are you ready to explore how you can benefit from coaching? Tap into coaching to enhance and maximise your potential.

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