Now everyone has heard of coaching for all types of sports genres and it’s a commonly accepted fact that the better the coach, the more the team or player will achieve. So then what about coaching for the business world and most particularly for upwardly mobile business executives?
Now of course there are all sorts of courses and seminars produced around the concept of improving ones skills in the workplace, but this is different.
This would be a “one on one” personal approach, in much the same way as perhaps a star tennis player would have received.
This is not to say that group courses can’t be of any help because they can. It’s just that the material and information that you will find presented at, say a seminar tends to be generalized for group consumption. Personalized coaching on the other hand can better address a persons individual needs.
How an executive interacts with and is perceived by peers and his or her superiors is crucial, and factors in heavily with regards to the speed that they move up in a business organization. However, the all too common problem that executives have is what they perceive and what others perceive are quite often two completely different things.
This can particularly be true for today’s woman who plans on, or currently occupies a leadership position in a firm. They need to know how to best access their natural innate tools that women tend to have for operating successfully in groups. At the same time, they also need to be a dominant player without being labeled a bitch.
So just who are these people who do the coaching work and how can you be assured that they’re even qualified to instruct? The simple answer to that is that they are people who have already climbed the ladders to achieve success in the business world. Men and women who have taken what they learned in the process, and have now become instructors.