To gain perspective. At the top of an organization you have a unique perspective, but it is also limited by your position of power. An executive coach is one of the few people that is able to tell you what you need to know, but cannot or will not see. Your coach can give you objective and constructive feedback on your blind spots, and provide an outside perspective on the business and your team.
If you are not clear on what your partner is trying to say…ask for clarification or repeat what you believe was said. Ask “open-ended” questions that require more than just yes or no answers…
In my years of https://www.catalystcoachingandmentoring.co.uk/executive-coaching/ I have seen these barriers effect corporate culture, team synergy, productivity and personal happiness for dozens of very well educated and accomplished professionals. What I will tell you is that the people who are able to win the battle with their “Key Barrier” and get it out of the way do it with two key strategies: 1) They become curious about the “Key Barrier” and 2) They become compassionate to it.
Do you feel you are lacking a particular skill (i.e. presentation, writing, managing, building teams) you can work with a knowledgeable individual to help you build those skills.
No one learns exactly the same way as another person. To get the very most out of a virtual learning experience, you should be able to pick and choose on every level.
I wanted to gain all aspects about this subject, and in interviewing numerous individuals, I could see that to get to understand yourself on an intimate level, you might just as well fall in love with yourself. Those parents who told us not to ‘toot our own horn’ as we were growing up are rolling in their graves with this notion.
I think executive coaching is a great start. However, most coaching insists that it is only the present and future that can be discussed. I say it is impossible to get a real read on what is needed without some knowledge of the past. Our motto is “clear the past to free the present”. That means get an understanding of the tendency to repeat situations and then look directly in the mirror so that old, outmoded reactions can be transformed.