Find the Right Leadership Coaching Arrangement
Leadership coaching can be immensely beneficial to anyone in a position of management and decision-making, but it’s important to find the right coach for you. A good relationship between coach and client is essential for making progress and enjoying the learning you receive, and a bad one can create tension and lead to the opposite of success. Leadership coaching is a varied art and every coach has their own style. If you don’t feel like you click, express your concerns and find a solution.
Of course, working with a leadership coach can sometimes be difficult for unrelated reasons – sometimes they will need to tell you some hard truths about your business or leadership practice, and other times the changes they are asking you to make are a struggle to implement. It’s important to determine whether the cause is the coaching or the coach, and here are some things to ask yourself:
- Do you feel confident in your coach? Although you should never trust blindly, it’s important that you feel that you are being steered in a positive direction and that they know what they are doing.
- Do you enjoy meeting with your coach? Although making significant change can be hard, a good coach will still be someone you enjoy talking to and who you want to please with your progress.
- Do you feel like you are being listened to? Both your ideas and your business situation are important and should be taken into consideration by your coach.
- Are you seeing or feeling improvement? At the end of the day, the proof is in the results, so it’s important to feel satisfied with the progress you make.
There are many different styles of leadership coaching, and you should always try to find one that fits you. Some organisations will have different mentors available who can be matched to your needs, so to find the right one for your leadership development needs, contact us today.
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