An athlete has a coach. This coach researches, develops knowledge and understands the physical process, mental challenges and psychology of helping an athlete get to the top of their field.
So why does a top leader not use the same methodology? Choosing an expert in the executive coaching field? A person who spends their time gathering the world’s top knowledge in high-performance psychology and personal development, helping them to help them get to the top of their field?
Certainly, there are studies looking at the effectiveness of executive coaching on performance that has shown that there is a direct positive effect of executive coaching on increasing and maintaining a high level of career satisfaction.(Gil Bozer, James C. Sarros)
A top class and qualified Executive Coach offers a completely non-biased mirror for high performers to look at themselves, find their undiscovered strengths and also see areas where they can make changes to improve. Helping them see ways through challenges they had not thought of before. Helping people create innovative thought processes and lead like they never have done previously.
Depending on your coach this can be along with a truly holistic approach. Including emotional and stress management, as well as other personal development goals, like purpose and finding a meaningful outcome for personal fulfilment.
We are now gradually understanding how the brain works. With development in technology and reduced cost of MRIs we can see the effects of behavioural changes on the physiology of the brain including neuroplasticity, the physical change in the brains structure in response to changes in thought patterns and behaviour. (Julie Hamaide, Geert De Groof, Annemie Van der Linden). This is further strengthening the research showing that changes in thought patterns can create new behaviours and ways of being. A process that executive coaching can accelerate.
Coaching has been proven to help high performing people reach even higher levels of achievements lower levels of stress and reach a higher sense of purpose. Is it time to start your journey now?
Caroline Langston is the Co-Founder of Successful Consultants Ltd, an Executive, Personal and Career DevelopmentCoaching company in Hong Kong and New York. She is also the Founder of recruitersgiveback.org a nonprofit providing free information and coaching to people who are unemployed. Caroline is dedicated to coaching people for success and happiness in their careers and lives. She is degree qualified with a Certificate in Professional Coaching Mastery from the ICF, Certificate in Team Coaching from the EMCC. Also further certifications in Neuro Linguistic Programming at Master Practitioner and Coach level. www.successCL.comwww.recruitersgiveback.org