Executive Coach: Who Pushes You To Achieve Your Goals When You Can’t?

Who do you have as part of your ‘team’ to help you achieve your goals? Who pushes you when you don’t feel you can push yourself? Is it a team member? An executive coach? No one?

At 6.45am this morning, I was not ‘feeling it’. I have a fitness goal I am aiming for, and today was not my best start. An informal member of my team is Annie McGuire, a spin class and yoga instructor at Sweatmaster (they live up to their name ?). Annie is a burst of energy before 7am, and this morning pushed me when I couldn’t, until eventually I could take up the reins myself and complete the morning session. Annie found out she was a member of my ‘team’ this morning. ?

We all need team members (formal or informal), friends and executive coaches that have the permission to push us to our goals when we feel we can’t push ourselves. And permission is the key, because it takes something to hold the line when we feel like pushing back or giving in. People that can keep us to our goals are worth their weight in gold.

As an executive coach, one part of my job is to ensure that the people that I work with have more energy and a more positive frame of mind than when i started working with them. It isn’t all about positivity – and each executive coaching session is different – a key is ensuring that the client has a clearer path to achieve what they wanted by the time the session is concluded. Just like Annie at Sweatmaster, there are times when it is about motivation, and other times it is about holding clearly and firmly to account to achieve the goals that the client has set for themselves.

Who have you given permission to hold you to your goals?
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‘Be The Leader That Everyone Respects And Wants To Work For’

It takes continued effort, skill, reflection, learning and practice to be a respected leader that everyone wants to work for – and it is worth the effort.

On top of that, it takes a healthy does of responsibility, empathy and a desire to want to make things better for your team and business – and it is still worth it.
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The 5 Dysfunctions Of A Team – Leadership Review

2021 – some new clients, new systems and new processes at Institute of Management & Leadership Development, including sending a book to leaders that have started our Executive Leadership Coaching (ELC) program. We couldn’t go wrong with Patrick Lencioni‘s ‘The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team’ to start the conversation on leadership, behaviours, values, teamwork and culture. They say that ‘leaders are readers’, and if you haven’t read this leadership fable, do yourself and pick up a copy. Simple, practical concepts that are useful for supervisors, managers, leaders and small business owners alike.
Have you read this book? What did you gain / learn as a leader?
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When Obstacles Arise For A Leader, They Change Direction

Have you had difficulty in setting some clear goals for yourself as a leader in 2021? In recent weeks I have been working with leaders and small business owners in setting some clear, actionable, visual and manageable business and personal goals for 2021. Incredibly rewarding to be a part of – seeing someone set goals relating to important parts of their lives, then getting small wins as they start to achieve them.
My problem? I was struggling with writing my own. Last year had been a successful goal attainment year – this year didn’t feel like it was matching up. Nothing felt clear enough, purposeful enough. It required a change in direction, and certainly a change in thinking. If you are stuck setting yourself some clear intentions for 2021, and are interested in what I did to (finally) set some clear and realistic goals, head to https://lnkd.in/g2EwZAe where I break it down.
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