Professional athletes, actors, musicians, CEO’s and even Presidents of the United States have, or have used a professional coach. You may be asking yourself “why would someone so successful need a coach?” The answer is that it varies. Successful people are not immune to the speed, complexity and disruptive nature of our world today, and while creating success is one thing, maintaining that success is quite another.
Successful people understand that using a coach helps them in a number of ways:
- Creating and maintaining focus on their strengths and their goals
- Learning and developing effective soft skills
- Develop the attitudes, skills and qualities necessary to being an exceptional leader
- Creating an environment of positive attitudes and possibility thinking
- Help understanding what give their life value and meaning
It is often assumed that people who have achieved so much no longer need a coach. This is rarely the case. With success comes new and different challenges as well as expectations to maintain performance at a very high level and the adage that “What got you here, won’t get you there” is usually true. Personal and professional growth opportunities for people at this level are rare because they are often insulated from authentic and meaningful feedback. Using a coach gives them a safe haven for honest dialogue, opportunities to work on people skills, and focused direction to take their lives where they want them to go.
We tailor our coaching process to the unique needs of the individual but are generally built around strategic leadership, goal accomplishment, effective planning, executive effectiveness, leadership competence, emotional intelligence, building strong teams, and understanding behavior and what motivates people.
We meet for one-hour meetings, in person and virtually, typically over a 6-12 week period. Typically, coaching clients will move forward with an individual professional development plan where we meet for 60-90 minutes each month. These engagements can range from 6-months to indefinitely based on the clients’ progress and career progression.
It is important to get to know our clients early on in the process and each engagement begins with an assessment tool. More importantly, the client needs to get know themselves better than what they may already think they do. It is the process of self-discovery that leads to greater self-awareness, and understanding of their unique strengths and what drives them as well as becoming aware of their blind spots.
The Objective and Outcomes
We believe that personal and professional success comes from persistence and grit. Also, we recognize that success is only something we can facilitate and it requires the full commitment of the individual or individuals to remain committed, to persevere and to be willing to do the hard work necessary to achieve greater results.
Therefore, we will never choose to engage with a company or individual whose commitment to their own success does not meet or exceed our commitment to their success.