“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” Mario Andretti – race car driver
Is it for you?
Are you a young executive? – whether young in years or young in experience, the challenge of learning and adapting to new demands ranging from people, process, culture and performance can cause a lot of stumbling blocks. The need to perform and generate results quickly can carry some painful consequences. You may need help with confidence when confronting those new situations.
Have you been recently promoted? – It is exciting and your past performances and contributions have been recognized. In this new set of responsibility, there are pressures to make harder decisions, make bigger impacts, perform more effectively, and there are more expectations in general. However, if your skill-set and knowledge have not changed, your new position and job effectiveness will be undermined.
Are you a seasoned executive? – You have paid your dues, enjoyed successes and overcame failures. But the new changes in recent years from new business tools, technologies, social media, disruptive ideas and increase in expectation can still cause stress and uncertainty. The dangers of using old thinking to solve new problems can cause stagnant growth in company and yourself. If that is the case, an external, third party who can bring fresh ideas and perspective can improve your situation.
How Coaching can benefit you?
You become a more confident and effective leader. Notice the more. That is because it is a process. These are not skills you can learn by reading a book. It takes practice and someone to hold you accountable and to encourage you and offer feedback.
One cannot learn to be an effective public speaker by reading the mechanics of a good speech. You have to stand in front of a group. That is the success of organizations like Toastmasters.
Are you the ideal candidate for coaching?
Although everyone can benefit from having a coach on their side of their table, coaching is not for everyone. This relationship works best when you are “coachable”. A coachable client is one that accepts the need for improvement, able to dedicate time and effort to the process, and willing to be accountable.
What are the characteristics of a confident and effective leader?
Critical Thinking – you learn to employ various forms of thinking. From strategic and creative to design thinking.
Decisiveness – you will have the ability to confront issues, problems and resolve them and get things done faster resulting in improved productivity.
Effective Communication – by motivating, energizing, engaging and communicating with staff, you will build more effective teams.
Integrity – you will have the ability to bring meaning to what you do. To offer more hope, more stability, deeper trust, and compassion to those you lead.