No question about it: credible executive coaching can get you where you need to go FASTER than if you try to do it all by yourself. I know firsthand. For the last four years I’ve had the opportunity to work with several brilliant coaches from various regions of the country. The bottom line? I can’t put a price tag on the transformation and growth I’ve experienced. While there are many benefits to executive coaching, take a look at the ten I selected to identify and discuss briefly here:
1. Gain new and deeper insights about yourself as a person and a professional.
Through a variety of assessments that focus on personality, confidence, core leadership competencies, and skills you get an in depth view of yourself on many different levels. This comprehensive knowledge provides a solid foundation for both personal and professional development.
2. Clarify your thinking and direction.
Within the privacy of the coaching relationship you can take time to explore your thoughts about certain relationships, situations, problems, and opportunities. You can get the clarity you need to make sound decisions that will impact you, your staff, your clients, and your organization at large.
3. Learn or enhance the skills you need.
While you may already know that you lack one particular skill, you may not even realize that you need another. It’s not unusual for such “light bulbs” to go off during a coaching engagement. When they do, you have someone to teach you what you need to move your organization forward.
4. Manage your personal limitations.
Having trouble dealing with criticism? Do you find that you are angry or frustrated too much of the time? Are you basically impatient? Do you have a broken leg that interferes with walking? Are you going through chemotherapy? Whatever your own limitations—temporary or ongoing– you can learn to manage them with the guidance and support of a coach.
5. Create a viable professional image.
Know that you…