Executive coaches act as an educator, mentor, confidant, challenger, guide, and coach all in one. They do their best to help you tap into your own problem-solving abilities by asking questions, challenging your assumptions, providing resources, helping to provide clarity, and occasionally offer bits of advice with permission. They create a safe environment for you to engage in a collaborative dialog rooted in sharing ideas, exploring concerns, considering new perspectives, and improving performance.
An executive leadership coach can help you develop new skills and behaviors while on the journey towards being better businesspeople. Regardless of where you are in the career, we all can benefit from leadership coaching for a variety of reasons. First, you’ll gain greater self-awareness and be able to see yourself more clearly. While this may sound simple, it’s incredibly important. Research has shown that most of us don’t actually see ourselves very clearly. This is a problem for anyone in a leadership role as leaders who are self aware are more likely to see profitability and effectiveness within their organization. In addition, employees would rather follow leaders who are self aware and are willing to share their perceptions about themselves. A good executive coach will gather input from others about how they see you and share this with you. They will also help you build the necessary skills to enable you to see yourself more clearly by forcing you to get curious about your strengths and weaknesses, question your assumptions about yourself, and gain self-confidence. Whether or not you’re a leader, being more self aware will help improve your relationships with those around you while also helping you realize your strengths and where you may need some improvement.
Another benefit you can expect from executive coaching is being able to see others more clearly. Many of us sometimes run into problems due to our inaccurate assessments of those around us. This can result in a loss of good employees whose talents go unrecognized. A well-versed executive coach will likely have more neutral perceptions of those around you and share these with you. Coaches will help you apply the same skills you learned to see yourself more clearly to those around you, allowing you to become more accurate in your assessments of others and ultimately form more productive working relationships.
The executive coach will also help you explore the areas where you may feel “stuck” and help you establish an actionable plan to move forward. They may also support you through testing, adopting, and reinforcing new work habits. Executive coaches are also there to hold you accountable for the execution of these new plans and habits. They will also help you identify and leverage your existing strengths that you may be underestimating, allowing you to have more confidence and be more effective at your job.
Executive leadership coaching will ultimately help you achieve your goals. They will help you identify your goals and dreams and map a plan for you to accomplish them. Unlike colleagues or friends or family, a coach is an independent third party that can be honest with you about what you’re doing that is helping you reach your goals and what is getting in your way. A good coach will also expose you to new ways of thinking that will allow you to reach your goals.
The Angel Advisors offers an exclusive twelve month executive coaching program in Atlanta, GA. It is aimed to C-Level executives, seniors leaders and young leaders as they prepare to assume greater responsibilities and expand their leadership capabilities.
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