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7 ways how you personally can benefit from coaching

You are an executive or a business owner. Here are 7 ways how coaching can help you in your highly rewarding and yet demanding position.

1. Deepen self-awareness

You will be able to see your blind spots and where you can improve. You will become more aware of perspectives, beliefs, and attitudes that may be holding you back. Then, what is more important – you will be able to change the behaviors that block our way to the next level of success.

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2. Space to hear your own voice

You will have a trusted, objective and independent thinking partner to talk through difficult issues and gain perspective.

3. Improve productivity and get better results

You will have a personal effectiveness partner to help you be more focused on priorities and implement them.

4. Clarify on your values

You will be able to become clear about what you stand for, which leads to greater conviction

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5. Get support

Get emotional support, empathy, and encouragement – feels less lonely

6. Third-party moderation for 360-reviews

You will have an independent facilitator to evaluate your 360-review, plan actions and resolve the conflicts.

7. Enhance leadership skills

You will have support for improving specific skills – communication, delegation, conflict management, team building, persuasion, etc.

To find out if coaching is right for you or your organization, schedule a free strategy session.

 

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Executive Coach in Houston, TX

As an executive, you have a highly rewarding yet demanding position. Get a professional support to build on your strengths and achieve greater results in your part of the business.

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Coaching can support you in navigating the business environment, improving self-awareness, identifying blind spots, and developing new, effective skill sets and behaviors. Coach also helps you to deal with stress, change, and uncertainty better, as well as facilitate a broader vision and solution-oriented thinking.

Executive Coaching is a business tool that can help you to achieve greater business results, gain personal satisfaction from work, get promoted and grow professionally. In this coaching environment, an executive like yourself feels safe to explore business and personal objectives and enjoys support in developing new approaches for success.

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How Does Coaching Work?

What Does A Coaching Session Look Like?

The human mind tends to use known pathways and shortcuts that point to previous experiences, looping and going in circles. Coaching techniques help the mind to move beyond old, familiar patterns to instead explore unknown territory and find innovative solutions to new challenges.

The coaching process helps you retain focus and to develop a deeper or greater awareness of both the self and external situations.

 

To achieve these benefits, a coach creates a safe and highly concentrated thinking space for creative discovery, which enables you to build enhanced perceptions of situations and of your area of influence. In turn, new solutions to existing challenges can form in your mind that were not present or fleshed out in full before the coaching sessions.

 

A Coach as a Trustworthy Thinking Partner

Holding a position of high responsibility, with high demands and lots of company politics, can seem overwhelming at times for any executive. Therefore, it is often helpful to have a trustworthy professional thinking partner who can help you talk through different situations, as well as develop strategies and tactics for more effectively navigating your daily environment.

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Strengthening Your Leadership Style

If you would like to explore your leadership and management style, we can examine together what is your ideal image of a leader and how you can develop into an upgraded version of your current self.

If you have undergone any training or acquired knowledge that you want to integrate into your daily professional leadership style, coaching can be of immense help to you. Indeed, it is one thing to know how to do something and quite another thing to make it second nature. Coaching encourages your absorption and adaptation of the new information into your unique personality and business situation.

There are multiple ways that an executive coach can help you as a leader and an executive. Guaranteed you will have greater clarity about complex business and interpersonal situations, as well as your goals and priorities. You will feel support and have a plan.

You can also choose to retain the coach’s support along your journey to help you implement the plan and achieve the desired results.

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Here are just a few examples of how you can benefit from working with an executive coach:

  • Evaluate your managerial effectiveness
  • Identify what helps and hurts you in reaching your goals
  • Better understand how you handle issues and irritants, and ways to conquer them
  • Handle decision-making process more effectively
  • Improve your communication style and interpersonal skills
  • Develop into the type of leader you want to be
  • Work well even in uncertain or ambiguous situations
  • Manage stress, time, and energy effectively

To find out more about how executive coaching can help you with your goals and your unique situation, please schedule a complimentary discovery session today.

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Mentoring vs Coaching

Anytime you hear the words ‘Coaching’ or ‘Mentoring,’ you may perhaps be tempted to think that they mean the same thing. Or maybe, you have been wondering about their differences and how they contribute to the development of individuals, if there is and advantages or disadvantages, etc.

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Let’s take a look at the meaning of mentoring?

 

Mentoring is a process of passing on the personal professional experience to a younger person and helping this mentee through advice tips succeed on the same professional path.  A mentor is usually a more experienced and older person who has gained recognition and success within the field, and does not only share the knowledge and experience but also opens doors to otherwise out-of-reach opportunities.

Mentoring usually has a defined time frame which can range from one month up to a year or it could be less formal ongoing relationship based on professional standards. Effective mentoring requires the commitment of both parties, and a mentor is not only expected to let the mentee in on relevant experience but should also inspire the mentee. The mentee should prepare questions to ask a mentor and be open to receive advice or critic.

Advantages:  Opportunity to use tried and tested methods or strategies that are proven to deliver good results in a particular field of endeavor. Encouragement or assistance in the jungle of the business world is indispensable.

Disadvantages: Possibility of a mismatch or even a conflict of mentor’s and mentee’s personalities. Secondly, personal professional experience that worked in the past for a particular individual might not be readily transferable to the changed organizational culture or economic conditions. Lastly, the mentee may not be able to implement a professional advice as a result of self-generating barriers such as habits, mentality, or deep-seated behaviors.

 

Coaching: what it is and what it entails?

Professional Coaching is a process of accelerating effective thinking within an individual being coached. It helps a coachee tap into personal resourcefulness, find answers to pressing challenges without external advice, change the mindset and behaviors to support success in the current situation or get ready for the future transition.

Coaching also promotes greater self-awareness, solution focused thinking, transformation of limiting beliefs, improved decision-making, clarity around complex issues, stress relief, boost of motivation and productivity.

Coaching facilitates the internal change that is a foundation to any visible behavior and success.

Coaching, as opposed to mentoring, is not performed on the basis that the coach has direct experience of their coachee’s professional role. A coach is an expert on how the human brain works and facilitates the coachee’s thinking process towards achievement of the desirable outcome in business and life. How does this happen? The duty of a coach is to help another person navigate the internal world of thoughts, emotions and multiple data – all that with a goal to get the results in the most efficient, ecological and effective way.

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Advantages: Coaching encourages personal development as well as provides the tools for dealing with business and personal challenges in the most effective way.  Secondly, through coaching, the coachee can apply tricks and tips as well as utilize the strategies and techniques at the place of work by altering the internal basis of a behavioral pattern.

 

Disadvantages: For coaching to be effective, both personalities of the coachee and the coach as well as the coaching style must fit together perfectly such that trust is established.  Secondly, there could be areas where professional advice or training must be acquired and coach may not be qualified to deliver quality advice in situations that are beyond their scope. In such instances, advice must be sought from qualified experts in the field.

Coaching is also has a pre-determined time frame, which ranges from three months to a year or could be a lifelong process, depending on the agreement between parties involved. The relationship that comes with the coaching process starts by determining the expected outcome as well as how the results will be calculated or measured e.g. increased performance might be measured by the increase in sales or by more tasks done; improved personal leadership style might be measured by personal satisfaction, increased team performance, decreased number of conflicts, improved collaboration with team members and improved personal influence when communicating with the higher management – all of that has direct and indirect impact on the bottom line and can be measured with numbers. In comparison with mentoring, the purpose of mentoring is to provide support and shortcuts to success but the end result usually is not being assessed and quantified.

 

When thinking about mentoring or training programs think of coaching as a support tool to complement these initiatives.

Some mentors possess coaching skills which they utilize in helping their mentees apply the advice into their regular day-to-day activities most effectively. Mentor with the coaching skills or manager with the coaching skills is a great asset for any successful organization! The only disadvantage of mentor being also a coach is that there are might be politically sensitive issues going on within organization that the person being mentored won’t be willing to disclose to a mentor-colleague. If this is an issue the external coach is a solution since a coach from outside of an organization won’t be exposed to the internal organizational politics and by coaching professional code of ethics will be obligated to keep confidentiality.

 

To see how you can benefit from coaching, schedule a discovery session with Anastasia.