What is a leadership coach?
Every leader confronts being alone with the impact of their decisions. A skilled coach is a thought-partner in a leader’s efforts to project the implications of decisions before boldly committing to a course of action. A coach should help to illuminate what is serving you as a leader and what is stopping you from being the leader you desire to be.
“Randy has served as my Personal Coach for 2 ½ years. He brings authenticity, trustworthiness, intellect and real-life executive leadership expertise to his coaching role. He takes a holistic and healthy approach to Professional/Personal Life Balance, demonstrates excellent listening skills, never judges and always provides a perspective that stimulates different and deeper thinking in his client. He takes a client-centered, outcome-based approach, always encouraging the establishment of benchmarks to measure progress and to keep things moving forward. Lastly, he provides great feedback and never misses the opportunity to help you celebrate not only the achievement of the big milestones but also your small accomplishments along the way.”
Leaders are told today, that they must be empathic, inclusive, skilled listeners, and adept at intuitive group leadership while responding to the multiple generational needs of their employees.
A seasoned business coach slows the pace of reflexive decision making and unremitting problem resolution to explore with the leader what personal and professional values are guiding their decisions.
This self-reflection is not a tool for the timid.
The best athletes on the planet have coaches–so do the best leaders.