Executives and managers can all benefit from executive coaching. Executive coaches help clients clarify and achieve goals that will improve their professional and leadership performance. Coaching can also provide one with greater self-confidence and a clearer purpose. A competent coach will look at various aspects, from the executive’s relationships with employees to their own strengths and weaknesses, in order to create the most suitable plan of action.
Executive coaching used to be considered quite taboo, but it is now more widely accepted, and even encouraged, in many workplaces. In the past, executive coaches were called in primarily to help fix “problem executives” but in recent years, it has become considered a worthy investment. Plenty of big names in business like Bill Gates advocate for coaching due to all the benefits that one can gain from it.
Coaches help their clients by developing their leadership potential and people skills. Coaches should also provide a safe space for executives and clients to explore their beliefs, strengths, and weaknesses. The coach will then be able to help their client navigate through their limits in order to improve their performance and increase their productivity. Coaching enables one to both see themselves and their co-workers with greater clarity. This promotes greater focus and allows the executive to become better leaders.
The results of coaching are not only felt on a subjective level, but on an objective and quantifiable one as well. The American Management Association stated that organizations that integrate coaching into their routine reported stronger market performance. Many companies in a recent global survey by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Association Resource center have stated that there is a high ROI when they invested in coaching.
If you are interested in investing in executive and career coaching for your workers, contact Optimum Source. With our vast experience in HR management and organizational development, we have coached numerous clients and helped to improve their organization’s over-all performance. We will work closely with you to determine your goals and to create a plan to guide your employees in achieving success.