As an executive, your employees look to you to help them level-up their workplace game. You help them navigate through various situations, role-play, develop, coach and support them in growing their careers. So, who do you turn to when you need to work on a few mechanics, sharpen your leadership game, gain some effective feedback – have someone challenge your thinking, or just have a someone to confide in? Most top performing professional athletes have coaches; successful leaders need coaches too! There are numerous benefits to hiring an executive coach, here are three benefits I hear most often from clients:
#1 – “I am NOT alone!”
Your coach is your sounding-board, someone to confide in – outside of friends and family, plus they are someone who is external to your organization. Lots of clients have shared how lonely it can feel at the executive level, and how beneficial it is for them to be able to share their fears, struggles and/or ambitions with their coach with the utmost confidence. Many executives choose to hold-in what keeps them up at night, for fear of burdening loved ones or worrying peers – a coach is a safe place to decompress and share your challenges and aspirations – you are not alone.
#2 – “I have a renewed fire, focus, and flow!”
Few of my clients have been in their current roles or companies for several years, many of them know every operational in and out there is – when they wanted to reignite their passion for their role – they looked to hire an executive coach. I have had the privilege of coaching many leaders over the years and they shared, how our relationship supported them in reigniting and maintaining their fire, focus, and flow. In the midst of today’s fast-paced, stressful business climates, our partnership served to create a healthy anchor for them – supporting a healthy mindset, igniting their motivation and refocusing their priorities, leading to improved organizational well-being and performance.
#3 – “I create a more powerful impact as a leader!”
I enjoy bearing witness to this benefit frequently, in fact, the purpose that drives my organization forward is rooted in supporting my clients in creating this for themselves, their teams and organizations; it is incredibly rewarding to support clients in creating a positive impact for their people, teams, and companies. Let’s face it, when leadership improves, the trickle-down is a very rewarding and powerful multiplier! It can’t go without saying, the opposite is unfortunately also true – that is why I always encourage starting our work at the executive level – with our very own leadership mirror, building our impact “internally” first.
There are many benefits to hiring an executive coach – we look forward to supporting you in discovering and achieving your own benefits. MDR Coaching & Consulting, Inc. is here to help – contact us today to schedule your free consultation at 1-800-351-3129.