Without the assistance of a business coach, a leader’s career and skills can stagnate. “People plateau because they don’t know what they don’t know,” said Suzanne Bates, author of “All the Leader You Can Be.”
If you are a seasoned leader or in your first supervisory role, all leaders can “up” their leadership skills through the use of a business coach. These are the 4 top reasons to hire a coach:
- You will move to a new level of leadership – With a coach’s guidance you will take more decisive actions and be more strategic in your thinking. This prepares you for your next leadership role.
- You will develop new skills – Learn what you need to know when you need it through the direction of a business coach. Instead of relying on the skills that got you to where you are, a coach helps you develop skills for the next level of leadership.
- You will develop confidence – Sometimes being the leader is lonely – you don’t know where to turn for advice. A business coach is someone who can guide you thru difficult situations, give you options when trying new behaviors, draw from their experiences with others in similar circumstances and help you develop a broader perspective.
- You will get feedback from someone who isn’t afraid of you – A business coach will listen to you and give you unbiased feedback. They have multiple clients so aren’t relying upon you solely to feed their family.
All leaders can have blind-spots. A business coach can help you expand your skill set, let go of the past and take action!
My specialty is coaching leaders with technical backgrounds (STEM – science, technology, engineering & mathematics).
Let’s talk about moving your career and skills to the next level! Valerie.MacLeod@HainesCentre.com