The role of executive coach
Executive coaches have a number of key roles and responsibilities. It is their job to raise the aspirations of their client and provide them with the motivation to succeed in the outcomes they wish to achieve. It is also their responsibility to act as a trusted confidant, providing individuals with the opportunity to share their leadership and business concerns. Finally, it could be said that executive coaches are a thinking partner or sounding board, providing individuals with the basis to explore ideas with a third party, away from their organization, and in return receive honest and useful feedback.
Executive coaching can also provide leaders with the inspiration they need to overcome a particular challenge or challenges they are facing at their place of work. The fact their sessions are 100% confidential means they can speak freely about any leadership or behavior issues they are facing and receive useful feedback on how to overcome them. Individuals also have the opportunity to share their ideas with a sounding-board. Perhaps they are looking to do something different with their company, but are unsure what or can’t think of a way to move their company forward. These sessions provide them with the opportunity to go over their ideas, come up with practical solutions and gain an outside perspective, without causing any concern to their co-workers and subordinates.
Executive coaching is designed to help executives get from where they are now to where they want to be in the future, whether this is by providing support for improving specific skills e.g. communication, delegation, conflict management or simply giving them the motivation to make bold moves.
With so many benefits, it’s not surprising that so many of the world’s leading executives participate in executive coaching. No longer is it associated with those lacking in leadership skills or failing to carry out their responsibilities. Leadership development is for winners – those seeking to be an even better leader tomorrow than they are today.
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