Updated: Oct 12, 2021
Executive Coaching is not just for C-suite executives!
It’s a term we use to describe individual professional development.
And every professional, in every field, at every level needs professional development!
If you're still on the fence, I've put together a list of reasons you should consider hiring your own executive coach. A few of them might surprise you!
You are managing/advising/mentoring people
Every good coach needs a coach.
If we are expected to help lead other people, pour into them, then we need to pour into ourselves. We need to be coached, too.
You don’t need a fancy title to be a leader worthy of coaching.
Your team deserves the best manager/advisor/mentor possible, and an Executive Coach can help ensure that.
You want to make a career shift or switch
You obviously know more about your industry, career path, and education than your Coach does. But our job is not to help you job search or teach you technical skills related to your specific profession.
Our job is to guide you through the mental, emotional, and professional process of this job search/switch. To challenge you, and support you.
Your Coach should: help you take inventory of your strengths, skills, and knowledge; ask you probing questions; make you think deeply about how you can live in your strengths; and make you uncomfortable - because guess where learning and growth happen….outside your comfort zone!
You want to move up in your career
Let's be real - today’s world is not that of our parents or grandparents where you work the same job or stay in the same company until you retire. Some people may do that, but it’s not the expectation or even the norm anymore.
So when it’s time to apply for that promotion, that new role, that new company, an Executive Coach can help prepare you for the transition and/or help you adjust through the transition once you’ve made it.
Again, this involves getting outside your comfort zone to learn more about yourself, your strengths, and your goals. You building a relationship with your Coach should mirror the relationship building you need to do in order to move forward in any career or industry.
People don’t care what you think or know or believe or desire - until they know you care about them. So we work with your set of skills and personality to help you level up your ability to create meaningful connections.
You want to create better relationships
All Leadership is Social.
Humans are social animals (which means we are driven by our desire to connect with other humans).
Leadership happens between and among humans.
Therefore, all leadership is social!
Your ability to lead, to manage, to affect change in any group depends on your ability to connect with the people in that group.
You don’t need to be besties with everyone, but you do need to have the skills and mindset to create meaningful relationships.
This is the cornerstone of my Executive Coaching strategy, and something that creates not only more successful professionals, but more successful partners, parents, friends, volunteers, bosses, and communicators!
You are never finished learning and growing
You know the old adage, “if you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room…”?
Yeah, it’s a common phrase because it’s true.
There is always something more to learn, a perspective you haven’t considered, a way to reframe something that’s new to you.
You can be the absolute world-wide, award-winning, number-one, leading expert in what you do….and there is still room to learn and grow as a person.
So let’s have some fun, dive deep, and get uncomfortable!
Because where do learning and growth happen??
OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE!
Ready to level up as a professional and as a person?