One of the common misconceptions about coaches is that they are advice-givers and problem-solvers. In reality, coaching puts the client in the driver’s seat: instead of giving leaders a one-size-fits-all solution, executive coaches support leaders as they develop their own styles and approaches.
By design, the growth that each leader experiences during a coaching program is unique to that person, which means that communicating the value of coaching programs in a standardized way is not always a straightforward process.
After coaching thousands of leaders around the world, we have found that clients tend to make significant progress in at least one of the following areas during their time with a coach, and that these improvements can be tied directly to ROI for the organization:
Building Influence & Leadership Capacity
Year after year, the top priorities for leaders we coach have been influence, executive presence, team leadership, and impact. Working with a coach supports leaders over time as they build the skills, behaviors, and mindsets they need to be effective in their roles.
Many senior leaders work with an executive coach to support them through a challenging time in their career; transitioning into a new organization or bouncing back from a difficult fiscal year, for example. Coaching helps leaders get results faster.
In a business landscape that prioritizes innovation and agility, collaborative leaders are able to reach their goals more quickly & easily. Working with a coach supports leaders as they build better working relationships up, down, and across.
Enabling Innovation & Change
Business moves extremely fast nowadays, and being able to lead through change is now a requirement in most industries. Coaching gives leaders new perspectives & tools that they can use to grow their strategic impact and their ability to motivate their team.
About Executive Coaching: What it is, why it works, and how to get started
As a coaching company that has worked with thousands of leaders around the world, we know how much of an investment coaching can be, and we also know how important it is to select a coach that’s right for you.
We wrote this guide to provide leaders like you with a comprehensive introduction to executive coaching, how it works, and how you can get maximum value from your experience.