4 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have An Executive Coach, and You Should Have Too
You might have wondered at times that why suddenly every successful business executive is trying to get an executive coach. Let me tell you that executive coaching is not a buzz word in the today’s management world but a really helpful tool to lead you towards a more successful professional life. Executive coach actually brings a ‘transformational’ experience in your life.
Executive coaching or leadership coach or business coach or life coach are actually one at the core but offers different perspective to the situation based on customer’s or client’s profile and requirements.
1. Executive coach helps you with an unbiased and objective assessment of your actions and plans
When you are at the top or senior leadership positions, you may have many helpful colleagues and friends but not a real ‘truth-teller’. You really need someone to provide you real inputs that matters to help you improve and grow further in your professional journey.
2. Executive coach provides you an third party’s point of view from outside the box
As someone needs to think outside the box to get the innovative solutions to leadership challenges, similarly you need a perspective from outside the organization. Your 360 degree feedback is incomplete until it has components from outside the organization. In the executive coaching process, you get a chance to understand things from a third perspective as well.
3. Executive coach helps you reach the root cause of problem
Unlike therapists, executive coaches don’t diagnose or treat anything’: Indeed, the coach does not diagnose. But helps the coachee to go to the root of the ‘problem/opportunity/situation…..’ In the process, the coachee may choose to move from the current state to a more to a more resourceful state, at a pace, in a way that suits her best. For the coach is working on the coachee’s agenda, with a ‘detached-attachment’. Not all can handle coaching. You need a coaching mindset, experience, credential (ICF being the most preferred) and track-record. Pretty much like a good doctor.
4. The hit to the wallet is worth the hit for executive coaching
A coach will ask powerful questions, exhibit great presence, engage client in deep communication, ensure trust, maintain highest ethics and also insist upon action, through support & follow-up (all ICF coaching competencies)
Normally, after a first complementary session, the coachee selects the coach. Also, financials, apart from other elements of engagement. This is part of ethics &agreement elements of ICFcompetencies. Also, at any point of time the coachee (also the coach) has
the option to call off the engagement.
Refernce: The article is an excerpt from the original blog at http://www.regalunlimited.com/the-guardian-229-an-hour-to-find-your-best-self-welcome-to-the-world-of-life-coaches/