Executive coaches work with individuals to help them achieve a greater self-understanding, enhance their self-management and increase their depth of empathy. They guide others in acquiring basic skills associated with emotional intelligence. Here are 6 reasons why you need professional executive coaching
One of the main areas that executive coaches focus on is self-awareness and there is a reason why they do so. Self-awareness is the driver of change. Without it, people continue doing things as they have always done. Leaders with self-awareness are able to identify the competencies they need to build with changing times and are able to adapt to
the VUCA world more effectively.
Self-awareness naturally leads to the regulation of emotions. For eg, think of a scenario where you have to mentor a new employee. Naturally, you will feel inferior but you might not be aware of it. You only know that you are feeling uncomfortable. Through professional executive coaching, you will learn about self-awareness which is the first step toward regulating your emotions. You will then handle the situation with relative ease. As the coach takes you through the path of self-control, you will notice that you can manage yourself better in many aspects of professional life like time management, organization, and work-life balance.
Empathy is what allows you to feel and understand others' emotions that lead to better relations and communication with colleagues and subordinates. If you have a high level of empathy, people will pay attention to you and will come to you for advice. Rene Schuster former CEO of Telefonica has said that “Empathy is not a soft nurturing value but a hard
a commercial tool that every business needs as part of their DNA.
Executive coaching is a powerful way to help your company prepare for change. All organizations have to go through a period of change be it a C-suite team or fundraising and private equity ventures. Leaders can benefit massively from inputs from coaches during professional leadership coaching. What they learn can help the business deal with big changes.
Now you may ask me “I already have goals-how can a coach assist me with that? Well, you may have goals. You may have S.M.A.R.T goals. To add to it, you may how to go about achieving these goals. And yet, one may not be able to implement it. Execute and achieve these goals. An executive coach not only helps you set your goals, but he also makes you realize why they may not be achieved (your subconscious benefits that may act as saboteurs). Research has shown that goal setting can be effective only when it is done with the right mindset. A coach helps you consider all the ecological checks that may derail you from your path to success and ensure that you overcome these challenges and give your business the right direction.
Confidence is one of the most important qualities a leader can possess. When they feel empowered, they can make more effective decisions and encourage employees to trust them. Employees benefit more under the guidance of an executive who self-assess and grows. At times, a leader may struggle with public speaking or doubt the decisions they make in front of others. The best way to overcome this is to practice certain techniques that professional executive coaching teaches you.
Arvind Khinversa is a leadership coach who is passionate about helping people rediscover their purpose and hidden potential. He is the founder of Achieve Thyself through which he promotes the achievement of self, by self, and for self. He can help you with executive coaching, team symphony, executive development, certificate programs, events, and keynotes.