Many high-powered executives don’t believe that they need coaching, but often this is because they aren’t exactly sure what management training involves, or that they think it somehow means admitting that there’s a shortfall in your skill set (not true). Even the most skilled executive can benefit from coaching. As examples, here’s a brief guide on what you might benefit from:
Some high-impact and stressful events are out of your control, no matter how good you are. If your company relocates, has to sell a division or make staff redundant, you’ll need to manage it professionally and emotionally. Training can provide you with a place out of work to set new goals, manage the changes and de-stress through the event.
Improving the Work/Life Balance
Executives that are hugely successful at work could sometimes use a little help (and yes, coaching provides this) at balancing the work/home life. If your family doesn’t feel they see enough of you or spend quality time with you, then no matter how good you are at your job, your work/life divide isn’t working. You can learn new ways and methods to make both you and your loved ones happy with your job.
Change of Career
It may sound counter intuitive, but business coaching can even give you an insight that you’re in the wrong job, or wrong role – and how to put it right. If you’re an executive but should be a CEO, you can be trained on steps to take – equally with those looking for completely different challenges. Or the executive training can teach you how to promote other executives in a win-win scenario.