01 Sep 2020

7 Reasons to Engage an Executive Leadership Coach for Leaders and Managers

Why have a leadership coach?

Can you name a high performing sports star, athlete, singer, dancer or artist that doesn’t have a coach? Coaches can provide a leaders and managers with a myriad of assistance in developing their leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Here are 7 ways an executive leadership coach can help your leaders improve their ‘thinking, feeling and doing’ within a business.

1. A Leadership Coach Will Drive You To Higher Performance And Success.

Every leader can benefit greatly from having a Leadership Coach.  To consistently get the best out of others and produces improved results, high-performing leaders work with those that can get the best out of them, provide alternatives and hold them to their targets.

2. A Leadership Coach will work with you to develop the skills required to lead people, in a way that suits you

Positive and engaged workforces don’t happen by accident – they are created by consistently leadership practices over time. Low engagement leads to dissatisfaction, low retention, productivity and poor performance. As a leader, part of your role is to ensure that your people stay engaged and happy. A happy, healthy and engaged team produces consistently high results, even through adversity. 

3. A Leadership Coach will support you in developing and achieving your purpose.

Great leaders understand their purpose and can visualise and articulate a vision of the future that can inspire others – their friends, their peers, and those that work for them – to work together in producing results that bring that vision to life. A leadership coach can work with you to develop your purpose and achieve clarity of your vision, and the core values that assist you in achieving it. 

4. A Leadership Coach will encourage you in the right direction and hold firm when you falter. 

Everyone has moments when they doubt their purpose, their ability, their drive and their results. 

A leadership coach is your most unreasonable friend – who encourages you and cheers you on when you need it, and provides a helping hand or push when you are just about to give up.

We can work with you to explore alternatives and options you hadn’t thought of, or didn’t feel you had the confidence or expertise to implement.  We will support you in finding the right direction and work along side you to stay the course.

5. A Leadership Coach will listen without judgment when you think you are not doing well.

A good leadership coach is a good listener first and foremost. We know that it can be lonely in a leadership position – you can feel unable to share your thoughts, doubts or stresses without feeling judged. A leadership coach can provide confidential counsel for leaders to open up and discuss the areas you struggle with; the doubts, the fears, the negative thoughts. We work with you to navigate a path out of doubt to self-assurance, and provide practical tools and models to assist when it does get hard. Of course we offer much more, but it starts with listening and understanding.

6. A Leadership Coach will offer a different view when you think you can’t move forward.

Powerful Leaders always look to the next level. For coaching to work, there needs to be a desire to go beyond your current state. A Leadership Coach will support you become aware of the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.

7. A Leadership Coach will cheer you on following the little wins and challenge you to do more.

Leading a business to achieve a goal takes thousands of little tasks and interactions with your team, customers and providers. It can be easy to forget what you have done, how far you have come and what impact you have made. A leadership coach celebrates the little wins with you, and encourages you to stay on the path for achieving your goals.