Leadership Coaching is a collaborative, individualized relationship between a leader and the coach. The leader could be anyone in charge or responsible for a group of people.
It is a joint partnership between coach and leader in which both sides work to reach an agreed goal. The aim of the partnership is to bring about permanent behavioral change and transform the quality of the leader’s working and personal life.
Leadership Coaching has become a useful tool for businesses and organizations looking to operate at peak performance. Where training and workshops are usually general in nature when everyone learns the same set of material, coaching is individualized and specifically tailored to the person.
A leadership coach can offer many benefits to both junior and senior leaders alike. Professional leadership coaches can help you realize your own potential, as well as that of your team members and the entire company. A coaching relationship can persist for years and make you a stronger leader and professional.
Whether or not you do decide to hire a coach, you should always seek out opportunities to evaluate your performance and grow on a personal and professional level. Attend industry events. Network. Ask feedback from managers and employees. Accept constructive criticism. No matter what the situation—even one in which you’ve made a mistake—you can take it as a learning opportunity and grow from it.
“Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It’s helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”