What is Coaching?
Executive coaching lets you discover and achieve your true potential
Every person has potential that they may not have tapped into to achieve great things. Executive coaching can help you do more in your career and your life. In the busy day-to-day of your working life as an executive, a professional or entrepreneur, it can be difficult to see whatâs next for you, and even more difficult to find the path that will get you there.
In executive coaching, your coach will help you clarify, or bring about a greater understanding of your values, strengths, and goals so that you can narrow your focus within the bigger picture, empowering you to set the right path for yourself.
With the support and encouragement of a coach, an individual who sincerely desires change and is committed to making that change can:
- Identify issues and opportunities
- Draw on their strengths and past accomplishments
- Design a new approach for the future
- Make transformational change
A coach helps you by asking powerful questions, the answers to which will give you new and positive perspectives to promote forward action. These questions can lead you away from your previous thought patterns while supporting you with positive reinforcement.
Rather than offer solutions to problems, an executive coach encourages, supports and challenges as a thinking partner to help you to see from different angles away from the constraints of the past pathways. Every client is seen as an expert in their field, capable of finding the answers to their objectives. Leaders in all aspects of their careers can benefit from coaching to refresh passion for greater purpose, as well as learning to work as a coach with those they lead for more effective results and make transformational change through a new way of thinking and behaving.
What Executive Coaching is Not
When seeking help from a professional executive coach, itâs possible to expect a consultative approach. Coaching is not intended to play the same role as consulting where the issue is identified and assessed to determine a recommended solution. In executive coaching, you need to be committed to making change, and ready to take the initiative to make it happen. Your coach is a calm and knowledgeable source of perspective and tools to help you find your way.