April 20, 2020

What to Expect When Working with an Executive Coach

Josh Gentine

“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The experience of working with an executive coach can be deeply vulnerable.

After all, you are offering up your baby – your business! – to a stranger. But the right coach will give you invaluable expertise from a neutral outside perspective that will ensure your organization, your career, and you are as successful as can be. So, you might ask, what exactly can an executive coach do for you?

The possibilities are endless. An executive coach can help you finesse your resume to show off a particular skill set, guide you through the challenge of a large career pivot, or give you actionable tips on developing crucial interpersonal skills such as listening or empathy. Yes, you read correctly. One of the most valuable skills you can have as a business leader is empathy. You will no doubt find that developing what is commonly known as a “soft skill” in your business life will have a positive effect on your personal life, as well. This is just a small sample of the services of an executive coach. Not sure what your goals are? We can help you with that, too.

After working with a coach, you will see yourself more clearly. You will have a customized, comprehensive plan that is precisely tailored. An executive coach will assess your strengths and growth areas based on a variety of feedback. We’ll show you how that is in line – or out of line – with the goals you’ve developed. Using your unique set of talents and skills – along with areas where you need to improve – you will make progress unlike anything you have ever experienced before. All that you want is within reach, as long as you are willing to learn and be curious about how you can grow.

It’s a lot like getting good at a sport you love. If you are open to learning something new, you will surely improve. Let’s say there’s a young athlete who knows he wants to play for the NFL one day. That means he also knows he must wake up early and work hard at those two-a-day practices, learn all he can about the game, and hit the gym for strength training. As he approaches his goal, he will also discover new skills that he must develop to finally sign with a team. His goal will shine a light on the very path he must take to get there. It’s the same for a business leader working with an executive coach. Together, we will develop a clear vision for your future – and identify the path that will lead you right to it.

With the new knowledge and awareness in hand, you will be empowered to make the strongest choices for your business going forward. You will be the leader you dream of being: self-aware, curious, wise, productive, and successful.

Get in touch with me today to learn more about how I can help you take the next step toward the life you most want to lead.

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