At first, Executive Coaching may seem completely counterintuitive.
Being at the pinnacle of an accomplished career, the idea that you may need guidance and perspective may seem out of place. After all, you’ve worked your way through endless obstacles to attain your position. Traditionally, we think being at the apex of the pyramid means that it’s all been figured out, and continued success is simply an automatic process from now onwards.
The truth couldn’t be more different. All you have to do is ask another CEO. You know that your day-to-day is a combination of business strategy, managing results, satisfying customers, reassuring stakeholders, considering threatening competitors, while still honouring your own commitments. At the top of the pyramid, the higher up you go, the less space there is for movement, leeway or error.
We all make assumptions, based on our paradigms and belief systems, which help us to function. Yet, with an executive coach as a thought partner and sounding board, the decisions you make are challenged. This gives you the unique advantage of broadening your perspective while keeping your emotions balanced.
By focusing on results, the executive coach facilitates you to work through potential limiting mindsets, which removes any restrictions you may perceive to be in your way. Sometimes, it’s as simple as having an educated and experienced outside perspective with whom you can think, share, and strategise that unlocks your next move.
A relationship with an executive coach can be a powerful arrow in the quiver of influential people. Having fresh thoughts can provide insight where there is uncertainty, and the safe, unbridled space for your brilliant mind to dream about your next sure footsteps.
With all that goes on in your mind in day in your business, you deserve to get the advantage of using an executive coach.