As a leadership coach, you specialize in the workings of the business world. You assess the impact a leader has on his or her operation and discern what’s limiting their effectiveness. With your experience, you offer specific solutions to overcome their challenges. Coaching is a process that pours … [Read more...] about Leadership Coaches Are Great Mentors
As an executive coach, you’re spending a good portion of your time growing your business. This means seeking new clients and opportunities; even veteran coaches take time to plant seeds and see if they grow into new ventures. You may have wondered the best way to market your coaching skills: … [Read more...] about 5 Best Tips to Market Your Coaching Skills
The debate whether leaders are born or made has been waged for many years. The question centers around how various leadership qualities are acquired. Perhaps a more pressing question for hopeful leaders is, if they don’t inherently have the needed core skills, can they be learned? The answers, … [Read more...] about Are You A Born Leader?
The most successful executive coaches are experienced in only a few areas, able to help managers with specific challenges. Too diverse an arsenal paints you as a generalist. Executives are looking for specialists. In our work with coaches and consultants we have found that lesser experienced coaches … [Read more...] about What’s Your Coaching Specialty?
Countless management books, seminars and programs offer insights into how leaders can establish a culture of trust within their organizations. Their consistent theme—“It begins with you”—is certainly valid, as leaders must model trust and set an example for their people. Success depends on a … [Read more...] about Establish a Culture of Trust
Many business coaches would say their ideal client is one who pays their bills. Well… yes. But in all seriousness many coaches and consultants don’t approach their market with an idea of who they best can serve: in other words, who their ideal client would be. If you don’t use a business approach … [Read more...] about Who Is Your Ideal Client?
As a leadership coach, you have some of the most fortunate opportunities in the business world. You get to encourage, enhance, sharpen and motivate leaders. These are also profound responsibilities. Employees, shareholders and customers are impacted by what leaders do: by their ideas, visions, … [Read more...] about Do Coaches Ever Stop Learning?
As a business coach or consultant, do you really know your clients? Let me ask you this: have you ever found it awkward when working with your coaching clients? Do you sense a level of unfamiliarity or distance that prevents you from assessing their personal challenges? Would knowing them better … [Read more...] about Do You Know Your Clients?
Much has been documented on the advantages leaders have when they strive to discover their employees’ strengths and make the best use of them. According to Gallup surveys, 67% of employees who feel that their strengths are used and appreciated by their leaders are engaged in their work. This … [Read more...] about Building a Culture of Strengths
As an executive coach, your time is spread thin with tasks to keep your business running and growing. Each one requires full attention while addressing, and a continuous mindfulness when you’re not. How are you doing with managing all your time demands? Between your coaching sessions, assessments, … [Read more...] about 3 Time Management Tips for Executive Coaches