What does it mean to be a leadership coach?
Leadership coaching is a collaborative partnership between the coach and a leader. Leadership comes in many forms. You may be a supervisor, manager, serve on a board, PTA member, president of the cooking club. Really, a leader is anyone who inspires others to action.
When you hear the term “leadership” what do you think of? Often, leadership is thought be a learned process because it is associated with high level titles like manager, executive, president or CEO. Leaders are looked up to, they are revered as the expert in something.
I believe that we are all leaders. The difference is that while some may choose to hide these qualities and stay hidden, others choose to take a risk and allow their leadership qualities to emerge and guide their actions.
Leadership coaching, to me, involves discovering those leadership qualities within you and using them to create the freedom you are looking for in life. This freedom looks different to each of us, yet we all want it. It’s part of the dreaming process or the vision that you hold for your life. You may want freedom from a boring job or a stale relationship. You may want freedom to make a change in the world or to create something new. You may simply want freedom to be you. Leadership coaching is a core component to my life coaching system.
How can leadership coaching help you?
Discover what leadership skills are and get clear on the skills you possess and where gaps exists. Through the vision you create for your life, create strategies and habits that support your personal growth. Leadership coaching gives you the confidence you need to create the ideal job/career, relationships, body, the change you want to create.
You will find that every area of life is positively impacted when you exert your leadership qualities. You become happier, more fulfilled, find purpose and meaning in your life. This naturally leads to taking action that fits your ideal life and the dreams you desire to accomplish.
Become clear on your professional goals and create action plans that utilize your leadership qualities and ensure the growth you are looking for. The workplace is a natural place to display leadership qualities even if your professional goals don’t include a management type position. A leader inspires and promotes growth. Think about how you can help your management team move you, your team and the company forward simply by stepping up and choosing to be a leader. You can directly impact productivity, employee engagement and efficiency by using the skills that you naturally possess!
If you are in a management role, discover how your inherent leadership skills can be strengthened, how they integrate into the bigger picture and how you can lead you and your team towards exceeding expectations.
Overall, leadership coaching can help you:
- change your mindset towards abundance and positivity
- see possibilities rather than limitations
- evoke your capacity to dream
- increase self confidence
- set a clear course towards your vision
- be accountable to reaching your goals
- increase self-esteem – you do matter!
- create change and add impact/value to the world
- learn how to inspire others using your natural talents
- improve productivity and efficiency by choosing actions that matter
- make decisions based on your needs and wants
- integrate your heart, your mind and your soul
- inspire others to dream
- be courageous
You should hire a leadership coach if…
- You feel dissatisfied in your life, as though you don’t fulfill a purpose
- You want to experience better productivity and efficiency by doing things that matter
- You are tired of being busy all of the time with nothing of value to show for it
- You need to grow leadership skills in order to lead others
- You are fresh out of college and want to start out your career on the “right foot”
- You want to make a difference with others but don’t know how or feel scared
- You know you need to create goals but don’t know how or know you won’t stick to them
- You want to be respected and valued for your contributions in a leadership role
- You have signed up to be a “leader” but have no idea what that means or how to achieve it
- You are unclear on the change you want to make
- You want to make decisions that feel good to you