Why you should read this: “6 Ways An Executive Coach Can Make You More Successful” outlines the key positives of using an executive coach and what happens when you take full advantage of the opportunity. Those of you that are fortunate enough to have found an excellent executive coach to help guide you up the corporate ladder will find the experience rewarding personally and professionally. There are specialty executive coaches that work with you strictly during your first 180 days in a new executive position to increase the probability of your transition into your new role to be successful. How important is this:
- According to Harvard Business Review 40-60 percent of new management hires fail within 18 months. The Corporate Leadership Council states that nearly 50 percent of executive new hires fail within 18 months.
There are also specialty executive coaches that help you enhance your public presentation or sales skills. This article deals with the traditional executive coach who stays with you for the life of your career or however long you think they bring good value to the relationship.
Key Points: The article gives much more detail to each of these points.
- See yourself more clearly.
- See others more clearly.
- Learn new ways to respond.
- Leverage your existing strengths.
- Build more productive relationships.
- Achieve what you want.
Bottom Line: If you, as the client, go into an executive coaching engagement with an open mind and a real willingness to grow, you can reasonably expect to reap these benefits. Like any new endeavor, working with a coach can be challenging and even a little scary. But if you’re brave, committed and curious, you’ll find your coaching relationship can be a powerful catalyst to your career success and advancement. Executives in Motion has affiliated executive coaches in a number of specialties and generalists to help in their career.