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Executive Coaching: The Secret Weapon of High-Achievers

The world is more competitive than ever before, and high-achievers are constantly looking for ways to get ahead. One of the most effective ways to do this is through executive coaching.

Executive coaching is a one-on-one partnership between a coach and a client, typically a senior executive or business owner. The coach helps the client to identify their goals, develop a plan to achieve them, and overcome any obstacles along the way.

Executive coaching can be beneficial for high-achievers in a number of ways. It can help them to:

  • Set and achieve ambitious goals. Executive coaches can help high-achievers to set realistic and achievable goals, and then develop a plan to achieve them. They can also provide support and accountability along the way.

  • Develop their leadership skills. Executive coaches can help high-achievers to develop their leadership skills, such as communication, delegation, and conflict resolution. This can help them to be more effective leaders in their organizations.

  • Improve their work-life balance. Executive coaches can help high-achievers to find a better balance between their work and personal lives. This can lead to improved productivity, happiness, and overall well-being.

Here are some specific examples of how I’ve helped helped high-achievers:

  • A founder of a Fintech company was struggling to manage a growing team of experts who were far older and experienced than he was. He hired me as an executive coach, and together we worked on his executive presence as a leader worthy to manage a team of stars. .

  • A founder of an AI company was feeling overwhelmed by his workload and growth challenges. The result was second-guessing himself and delayed decision making. He hired me as an executive coach. I helped him to manage his time and decision making more effectively. As a result, he was able to be calm and more ‘together’ in his fast growing company.

  • A seasoned leader of an IT company was faced with retrenching several hundred people from his team - part of the diktat from his head office. He worked with me to deal with this very unfortunate situation in a more humane way. It wasn’t easy, and the coaching helped him move forward.

Executive coaching is not just for high-achievers in the corporate world. It can also be beneficial for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and even stay-at-home parents. Anyone who is looking to improve their performance and achieve their goals can benefit from working with an executive coach.

How to find a good executive coach

If you are considering hiring an executive coach, it is important to do your research and find a coach who is a good fit for you. Here are a few tips:

  • Look at what people have said about your potential Exec Coach. Go to their Linkedin profile. If you want to see mine go to this link and scroll down to recommendations.

  • Look for coaches who have experience working with clients in your industry and at your level.

  • Schedule a consultation. I also recommend people who want coaching to do a discovery call with me. The key is trust and an opportunity to guage chemistry and if we are a good fit.

Executive coaching can be a valuable investment for high-achievers who are looking to take their careers to the next level. If you are committed to achieving your goals, consider working with an executive coach to help you reach your full potential.

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