I'm often asked how to find the right executive coach and am reminded of a conversation I had with a guy named Jerry. A few years ago, I played tennis with a guy named Jerry. I asked him how long he had been playing, and he said eight years. Before retirement, he was...
If we’ve learned only one thing from the pandemic, it’s that we need people around us for support. Leaders have spent the past two years in isolation and are slowly getting back into the swing of things at work.
For many, this transition isn’t going as smoothly as they had hoped, which may explain why my colleagues and I are noticing a significant uptick in the number of requests for coaching.
Here’s what we’re hearing.
Everyone’s got a coach these days, so you should have one as well, right? Not necessarily.
There may be times in your life when coaching can be extremely beneficial and other times when it’s not. Let’s break it down.
People will continue to pay for what they value. Don’t believe me? Have you recently given up your hairdresser, even though money is tight? I think not!
Are you wondering why you’re no longer receiving promotions at work? Marshall Goldsmith says, “What got you here won’t get you there,” and as an executive coach for leaders in Fortune 500 companies, I’ve found that to be so true.
Companies hire me to prepare their leaders to step into the executive suite without missing a beat. You see, when you get to the executive suite level of an organization, there’s no room for error. The company needs to be 100 percent certain the person they’re about to put in this role is fully prepared to succeed on day one.
For many, the skills, experience, and aptitude that have gotten them this far aren’t enough to guarantee success in the executive suite. I understood that early in my career when I was promoted into the executive suite at 24 years old.
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