Executive Coaching has been around for a while, although a lot of business people often still confuse it with training or mentoring. This article shines some light on what is executive coaching and in what instances a person might want to use the services of an executive coach.
Training – is a process of transferring knowledge and skills from one person to another person or a group of people. A personal trainer in a sports gym stands next to a trainee to teach this individual how to do exercises better and encourage him or her to go beyond the comfort zone. Similarly, organizations often offer professional development to their managers in the form of training programs on different topics.
Mentoring – is a process of transferring professional experience to another person. Mentoring can be formal or informal.
Professional Coaching – is a process of facilitating more effective thinking, building greater self and situational awareness and stay commited to the goals.
In the case of executive coaching, this is a process of helping an executive to expand his or her understanding of what is going on, adjust behavior, overcome stress, and find solutions to the most pressing challenges, all without external advice (there are many of them out there).
Facing a New and Challenging Situation? Unsure What to Do?
If you feel stuck, frustrated or stressed, you might want to get locked in your office and try finding solutions on your own.
If you have been told that you need to adjust your leadership or managerial style, you might want to sign up for online training.
There are many methods you can undergo to source a solution to your current challenges. For example, you might ask your friend, colleague, or spouse for another point of view. Alternatively, you might read a book, go for a walk, or meditate to encourage insights.
Why Hire an Executive Coach?
Your coach is your trusted thinking partner who will help you identify your blind spots and assist you with self-reflection, getting unstuck, and moving forward with a new understanding of yourself and the situation.
You cannot tickle yourself because your brain knows what you are trying to do. In the same way, you cannot see a lot of things when you think on your own. This is why having a professional coach will allow you to expand your vision and understanding, as well as develop new behaviors.
Call your coach if you want to:
- Get unstuck and move forward – for an instant fix
- Achieve significant results in your part of business – as long term commitment to your vision
- Develop new behaviors – to create a lasting positive change in professional development
- Advance in your career
- Gain clarity in challenging situations
- Improve your communication and leadership skills
- See your blind spots and become a stronger leader
Call Houston-based executive coach Anastasia Gorianina now to schedule a free 30-minute non-obligatory session and see if working with a coach is the right solution for you.