Leadership coaching provides a confidential and supportive space for leaders to share their boldest visions and darkest fears. Coaching allows leaders to shape emerging ideas, work through uncertainty and find a path forward.
In the past two weeks, leaders everywhere are in search of answers – or at least economic and health crisis forecasts that can provide the basis for emergency and near-term strategy development. When the going gets tough, leaders benefit from coaching. While it can be hard to make the decision to spend at a time like this, here are five reasons why leadership coaching might be the best investment you make this year.
As coach and author Mary Beth O’Neill describes in her book, Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges, a coaching engagement “is a continual dance of balancing backbone and heart,” requiring coaches to speak not only with kindness, but also truthfully and courageously.
As the Director of Coaching Services at Nebo, Tanara Bowie interviews leaders and recommends coach matches based on their goals, experience, and aspirations. Yet, when it comes time to select a coach, she says that leaders “disappear”. So, what makes this choice so hard?