Why Hire an Executive Coach?
Why do you want to hire an Executive Coach? Will it make a difference to your performance and organization? What is the benefit of having someone focused on you and listening to what you say? How do I know if it’s going to be a good investment of money and time?
There are many Leaders who haven’t even thought about engaging with an Executive Coach. Many organizations are starting to engage their Executives with an Executive Coach.
An executive coach is an individual who serves a multi-purpose role in helping executives become more efficient, professional, and effective in their role as a leader. They provide executives with the ability to reach their own insights and guidance into how they can improve their existing practices and become a better leader. They can be a valuable resource and often become one of the executive’s most trusted advisors.
When I’m working with my clients I always ask them how they would like me to work with them? Which option below will allow me to help them get the best value from our coaching engagement?
- Support – be there and listen. Allow them to share and then ask them the right questions to help their thinking
- Challenge – stretch them to be the best that they can be
- Accountable – based on what they have committed to doing, I can help hold them accountable to that commitment
- All of the above – the fourth option is to have all of the above options
Hiring an executive coach can be extremely beneficial for not only you, but your business as well. Many organizations are engaging Executive Coaches for their top performers. Top talent development is key to the future success of the organization. Compensation and benefits isn’t always the main motivation for people. However recognition is and engaging an Executive Coach for your people can be seen as recognition and investment in that person.
It would be great to your thoughts and experiences on this topic. Comment Below.
What’s been your experience engaging with a coach?
Has the coach helped you and your organizations performance?
Would you engage with an Executive Coach again and why?