Ready for that next promotion or how to step up in your career? What if you could have your very own advisory panel to consult with? Having a coach in your corner, with you as their top priority might be what you’re looking for.
Coaching has been around for decades now. Originally, if you had a coach, that meant there was something wrong with you or your performance. Today, coaching can be a perk or part of your employment package. Whether your company or you hire one personally, having a coach can accelerate your career. Here are some benefits to having a coach on your side.
- New behaviors: Learn and perfect new skills and behaviors needed to move you along in your career as a leader.
- Strengths: Understanding what comes natural to you and admired by others, which can be incorporated as part of your unique professional brand.
- Gaps: Acknowledge and improve the skills that have been holding you back.
- Feedback: Hear objective unbiased opinions to fully see yourself as others do.
- Assessments: From a 360 to individual self-assessments, learn more about yourself to uncover new areas to develop and grow in.
- Think differently: As you move up the company ladder, you will need to think strategically and be ready for new responsibilities and challenges.
- Balance: Learning to balance your office and home life will enable you to be more fulfilled and passionate about the life you are living.
A few of the more common reason, I see amongst clients wanting to be coached is:
- Recently being promoted to a new position
- Improve their leadership presence
- Dissatisfied with their current career momentum
- Going after a new opportunity
- Improve their communication or influence skills
- Make better decisions
Whatever the reason, someone enters into a coaching relationship it is for change. Change doesn’t happen over night. Real sustainable change happens over time. With the help of a coach, you can shorten that learning curve.
A client called to hire me, after being promoted to the highest level in the organization. The position became available after a retirement, who was an outstanding leader in the staff’s opinion. These big shoes to fill can be intimidating. We worked together on his unique approach to leadership. I had him define what his style of leading would be and clearly declare what his legacy would be. We worked together for 9 months. Coaching gave him a plan to focus on, new ideas to implement, see different perspectives and stay focus on his real reason for leading-his staff.
How could you benefit from having an advisor or coach on your side, to assist you in your career?