Have you wondered what happens during an Executive Coaching session?
Do you want to move forward in your career?
Are you ready to ask yourself three questions to help you make important decisions in your life?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions you are in the right place. 🙂
My Executive Coaching clients work very hard at improving their career growth and leadership status. Our conversations on the phone are action packed when they share what worked since our last session and what still needs to be resolved. Together we focus on specific goals and action plans. I’m there to hold clients accountable and the results are apparent. The next few articles will give you a glimpse of how Executive Coaching works.
Executive Coaching Question #1: What do you need to change?
It could be a shorter commute to work or starting a new exercise routine. Maybe there are conflicts between your direct reports that never seem to get resolved. The main idea is to ask yourself what parts of your life need changing. Executive Coaching includes discussing areas in my clients’ life and career. There are no limitations and most of these topics are connected. The main idea is to discover the change that needs to be made.
Executive Coaching Question #2: What do you need to keep?
Family, vacations, exercise, continuing education, or ongoing relationship building are examples of areas in our life that we want and need to keep. These are parts of our life that are working well. We need to recognize them in order to appreciate the positives. At times we take them for granted and we need friendly reminders to see the good that is in front of us.
Executive Coaching Question #3: What do you need to let go of in order to move forward?
This question isn’t an easy one to resolve. There are so many issues in our life that we hang on to because they have become our part of our identity. Examples are unresolved issues with our family, internal fights at work, watching too much TV at night and not reading as much as you want, being realistic that the commute to work is horrific. You get the idea. This is where an executive coach comes in handy because we help you discover options that you didn’t see before.
One of my clients never had time to read when she got home from work. She had the following routine – visit with her family, eat dinner, and watch two hours of TV before going to bed. She had several books on her kindle and never had time to read them. We found the perfect solution. Instead of watching the news in the morning during her workouts, she watches her TV programs while she exercises at home. She now has time to read during the evening because she is caught up with some of her favorite programs during her exercise routine. Easy Peasy.
Now for some reality
An important part of the process is that clients come up with their own answers once they are asked key questions. It’s like magic. They thank the coach yet the clients are the ones who come up with the good stuff! Executive Coaching is extremely rewarding because most clients work with me for a few months or less – depending on how many changes they want to make in their life.
So here is your homework. Ask yourself these three questions to see where you are in your personal or professional journey.
- What do you need to change?
- What do you need to keep?
- What do you need to let go of?
Stay tuned for more Executive Coaching articles and videos coming to your email soon.
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This is Joyce Weiss, Executive and Career Coach
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Until next time, Remember…”You Get What You Tolerate!”