Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric, once said, “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about others.” A good leader is always looking out for the best interests of those they manage and their organization as a whole. However, continuing to invest in your own development is not selfish, it’s responsible. One of the most effective ways you can continue to grow your leadership skills is through executive coaching. We have three reasons a leadership coach can propel your career forward:
1. Focus. You are likely aware of numerous ways you’d like to grow. With so much vying for your time, where should you channel your energy? Working with an executive coach allows you to focus your attention and invest in ways that best serve your long-term goals.
2. Consistency. The rest of your obligations come with external accountability. Since there is no deadline for your personal goals, they often get pushed to the margins. Meeting with a leadership coach provides structure to keep you engaged and on track.
3. Perspective. You can become so immersed in your career that you lose objectivity. Executive coaches leverage the experience of their career across time and industries. Through their input, you can capitalize on strengths and seize opportunities.
Finally, working with a leadership coach simply makes career development more fun. Through your partnership, you turn a lone chore into a collaborative endeavor. If you would like to explore what executive coaching could mean for your career, Hyatt-Fennell is here to help. Our team is composed of leaders from the top levels of higher education, business, and nonprofit management. We work to pair each individual with a coach aligned with their career goals. Start the next chapter of your career growth by reaching out today.