What Does An Executive Coach Do?
You may ask yourself this question when you’re considering some help with your career path. Before you commit to an Executive Coach in your life, you should be aware of what to expect.
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This article will educate you on what specific areas are addressed by an Executive Coach like Jaimie Sarah, and how to put them to work for your life, both work and personal.
Executive Coach vs. Business Coach
To summarize, an executive coach works one-on-one with a person to help increase their leadership abilities.
This person typically has responsibility in an organization for a critical area or perhaps they have been newly promoted to such a position.
Sometimes it is a person who is looking to become an entrepreneur and needs to know the next steps. It is a person just like you, who knows they want to invest in themselves and their explosive professional growth.
On the other hand, a business coach works on the organization itself to complete a goal or revive a strategy.
A business coach may identify new markets or create a marketing plan, which will boost the performance of the business overall. Business coaches work within a team environment to solve a problem or create an opportunity.
Most of you have encountered career coaching, personal/life coaching and targeted coaching opportunities in your business life.
Other types of Coaching
Career coaching is a form of support that develops an individual for a new role, an enhanced role or even a new career. These coaches focus on developing career plans, decision-making tactics and even job succession and retirement.
Personal and life coaches focus in on personal growth, creating a more balanced home and work life by providing support to explore self-improvement and personal awareness.
Targeted coaching is used to support new knowledge-based skills, such as time management or computer literacy.
Combining all that into one powerful program is the specific aim of a successful Executive Coach. Assistance with career improvement, focusing on targeted areas like delegation, leadership, and management, executive coaches also give support to your personal well-being. Most executive coaches recognize that when you are at your healthiest and happiest, you will also be successful in your business life.
Coaching or teaching
Coaching is really a form of self-learning. The more an individual can be supported to identify their own problems, work out a solution and the application of the solution, the longer lasting the positive result will be.
Your Executive Coach will encourage you to learn from your own successes and, yes, your mistakes as well. In addition to developing new leadership skills, you will also gain valuable problem-solving skills along with becoming proactive to new experiences and encounters.
Executive coaches are committed to your life vision and your success and are here for you to talk things over in a confidential environment.
They are a safe space to vent your frustrations and negative feelings. Executive coaches will want you to be frank and honest, providing a solid progress report as you continue through the coaching process.
Executive Coaching areas of focus
The most effective areas of focus for an executive coach include, but are not limited to, the following:
|Improve performance of the individual within the organization||Enable personal growth and career level transition|
|Develop leadership mentality||Establish life/work balance|
|Encourage innovative thinking and strategizing||Supply motivation and give new energy to the individual|
|Encouraging a high-performance team culture||Addressing specific problems or needs|
|Define a vision and clear life focus||Create a culture of creativity, innovation and collaboration|
|Achieve goals with accountability||Recognize vulnerabilities|
|Improve communication and listening||Develop a positive, proactive culture|
|Manage stress and burnout||Enhance resilience in the face of uncertainty and change|
What can you gain from an Executive Coach?
There are a few specific areas where an Executive Coach can really help you. The first of these is focus and clarity. An Executive Coach will need you to clearly explain your career and place in your industry in simple terms, which will give you a greater understanding of your own situation.
You will also experience an increase in your self-confidence when your coach helps you picture your own success. Instead of negativity, you are guided by your coach into a strategy that eliminates doubt in your capabilities.
Talking through new ideas with your coach and challenging yourself also helps gain confidence and leads to better decision making. Finally, an Executive Coach allows no excuses and keeps you accountable for your commitment to the process.
Jaimie is an Executive Coach who has received praise from a number of clients. If you are ready for an improvement in your business and personal life, consider booking a call. Fully confidential, private coaching sessions are available now at different levels, with resources and support between sessions, for both individuals and groups. Make time to schedule a free strategy session here & get the support you need.