Professional athletes, actors, musicians, CEO’s and even Presidents of the United States have, or have used a professional coach. You may be asking yourself “why would someone so successful need a coach?” The answer is that it varies. Successful people are not immune to the speed, complexity and disruptive nature of our world today, and while creating success is one thing, maintaining that success is quite another.
Successful people understand that using a coach helps them in a number of ways:
• Creating and maintain focus on their strengths and their goals
• Learning and developing effective soft skills
• Develop the attitudes, skills and qualities necessary to become an exceptional leader
• Creating and environment of positive attitudes and possibility thinking
• Help understanding what give their life value and meaning
It is often assumed that people who have achieved so much no longer need a coach. This is rarely the case. With success comes new and different challenges as well as expectations to maintain performance at a very high level and the adage that what got you here, won’t get you there is usually true. Personal and professional growth opportunities for people at this level are rare because they are often insulated from authentic and meaningful feedback. Using a coach gives them a safe haven for honest dialogue, opportunities to work on people skills, and focused direction to take their lives where they want them to go.
Whether you are a seasoned professional, in the middle of your career, just getting started or an individual who is looking to achieve more, coaching can help you to establish your life’s purpose and pursue it with confidence, skill, and commitment.
If you believe that you, or one or more individuals in your organization may benefit from coaching, let’s have a conversation to explore more deeply what you or your organization seek to achieve and how coaching may help you.