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Leadership Coaching, Is It Your Pass Up The Corporate Rank?

Posted by: Chareen Goodman
Category: Leadership

The Secret Weapon of High Achieving Leader

High achieving leaders – in both the online world and in the corporate world – generally have positive attitudes, know how to take action, and know how to ask for help when they know their success is on the line. High achieving leaders are also not afraid to invest in working with a coach to help them improve their leadership, management, communication, and planning skills.

Leaders Are Not Just Born, They Are Made

As a leader, learning how to take decisive action is not necessarily an inborn trait but it’s certainly a skill that can be learned. In fact, every great leader that you can think of were made, cultivated, and developed into a great leader, no doubt through some form of coaching.

Keep in mind that high achieving leaders don’t reach their level of success by overthinking their plans or by waiting for opportunities to present themselves. Those are surefire ways to quickly stall your business or career success.

Instead, high achieving leaders learn to develop the confidence to make smart decisions and take decisive action without overthinking or asking for approval. They operate with grit and confidence. Developing that grit and confidence in an authentic manner is something a leader coach can help clients achieve.

When You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

Knowing one’s limits and knowing when to ask for help are evident when a high achieving leader decides to hire a coach. They know they need help, they see the value in hiring help, and they find a solution instead of wallowing in their misery, complaining about how they can’t get anything done. Heck, even corporate CEOs will hire executive coaches to help them with presentation skills, negotiating skills, and creating their path to the next great career opportunity.

How to Hire a Good Leadership Coach

Choosing the right coach is all about the mix. It’s part chemistry and part process. If you know you want to hire a coach to help you reach high achiever status, it’s time to set up a consultation and have a straight conversation about where you are currently and where you want to go with the help of a coach.

Here are some other things you can do as well. Consult your business network or mastermind groups to ask for recommendations. While these recommendations come in, create your own list of traits you want in your perfect coach.

  • How do you want them to treat you?
  • Do you want a full-of-energy coach or one who is more laid back?
  • How quickly do you want to work toward your goals?
  • Does your chosen coach move at the same pace?
  • Do you want someone local so you can work face to face or is a virtual coach alright?

After you receive your recommendations and do your own research, it’s time to conduct some interviews. Put some care and consideration into hiring a coach. You want someone:

  • who is interested in your goals,
  • who is objective and encouraging,
  • who has the time and desire to work with you, and
  • who has a vested interest in seeing you succeed.

I briefly connected with Chareen in December 2017 via an Uber driver who informed me of her services. Within just 2 minutes of conversing with her, I knew I had to meet her and get to know her. I wasn’t even sure about coaching, I just knew her spirit was genuine. After finally connecting with her in person, she clearly articulated my situation and provided a game plan to help me reach my goals. She crafted a customized program just for me to ENSURE I met my new goals. My salary increased 40%!

Tamila Harris,
Organization Transformation Consultant

Once you find your leadership coach, follow the process and run the coaching plays.

If you need help becoming the high achieving leader you desire to be, schedule a free discovery call with me so we can discuss what the possibilities might look like for you.