Everywhere we go we seem to be hearing about executive coaching. What once seemed to be something that needed to be hidden is now a testament to the potential of who we can become in our careers and personal lives. Executive Coaches are no longer there to just help someone out who is not performing as they should, but they are also here to help accomplished and successful individuals and organisations take their performance to their next level.
But how does it work?
Like with everything else in life, we will see a return based on our own commitment.
Are you willing to take a deeper look at your own personal blind spots and take a step out of your comfort zone to grow?
Let’s be honest, growth does not happen by doing the same thing we have previously done all over again. Promotions into higher roles do not come just by the technical knowledge that we have, but through our ability to lead and influence others. Being strategic and developing a long-term vision to success for our organisations is paramount. This is no easy feat in our fast-paced environments, where the only constant is change and where productivity and profitability are top of mind every day.
And this is where an Executive Coach can be helpful. A coach will help you untangle challenges, turn them into opportunities and find strategies that work for you to elevate performance. One size does not fit all, and therefore coaching is a highly individualised process. A coach will also give you honest feedback and connect the dots for you where it is sometimes hard to do so because you are too close to the situation.
Coaching is a thought provoking, creative process that will allow you to maximise your personal and professional potential. A coaching session is a confidential, judgement-free process where your coach will challenge viewpoints, habits and behaviors and is your sounding board to find different strategies to achieve high performance results.
Manchester Inc. and the International Coach Federation have released studies showing how effective coaching is at driving the bottom line:
On a personal level the highest increase was seen in the following areas:
- Higher self-awareness (68%)
- A better-balanced life (61%)
- Smart goal setting (62%)
- Lower stress levels (57%)
- Greater self-confidence (52%)
For Executives the highest growth was seen in these areas:
- Working relationships with direct reports (77%)
- Working relationships with immediate supervisors (71%)
- Teamwork (67%)
- Working relationships with peers (63%)
- Job satisfaction (61%)
- Conflict reduction (52%)
- Organisational commitment (44%)
- Working relationships with clients (37%)
For organisations the growth was seen in the following areas:
- Productivity (53%)
- Quality (48%)
- Organisational strength (48%)
- Customer service (39%)
- Reducing customer complaints (34%)
- Retaining executives (32%)
- Bottom-line profitability (22%)
In conclusion, coaching is a highly effective way to reach your or your organisation’s next level of success and experience growth on a personal and professional level.
Would you like to learn how our coaches at UP can support you and/or your organization?
Contact our Head Coach, Desiree Perez at [email protected] or +356 99 71 31 86