Leaders operate in demanding, fast-paced, high-stakes environments. The workload is greater than ever before, as is the complexity of the environment they operate within. They need to build relationships, connect with colleagues, build trust, mentor others, and have a poised leadership presence.
Executive coaching provides an opportunity for leaders to:
Collaborate with and confide in a trusted thought partner who is completely separate from the organization’s measurement systems and politics
Consider, reflect on, and evaluate their leadership capabilities
Create a vision and plan for becoming even more effective as a leader
Consider and experiment with new perspectives, behaviors, and options
Explore and gain clarity on what is essential
Develop strategies to stay on track
Leaders work with coaches when they step into a new role, are asked to lead a critical project or area of the organization, struggle with overwhelm and burnout, or just want to invest in getting better.
Coaching is not for everyone. To make coaching successful, a leader needs to be curious, introspective, and engaged. It’s intense, often transformational and requires humility.