In the business world, a personal sense of progress is one of the highest forms of motivation that keeps us striving to improve our leadership and legacy.
To us at Arden, results are everything. So we understand why many of our clients are curious about how they’ll feel at the end of their coaching engagement.
Before your executive coaching partnership begins, get a sense of where you can expect to see improvement by reading up on Arden’s three areas of progress that our clients report after coaching.
1. Improved Self-Awareness
Coaching provides executives with an outsider’s view of their actions, behaviors, and core convictions. By observing the way in which executives interact with others, handle stressful situations, and respond to changing circumstances, coaches can demonstrate an executive’s behaviors right back to them. This candid feedback is often illuminating for the executive.
During the partnership, this feedback spurs execs to evaluate their current efforts, understand the behaviors that may be holding them back, and implement beneficial change. Afterward, this enhanced sense of self continues to hold true. With a clearer grasp on the projected results of their actions, execs find it easier to shape future strategies based on this newfound personal intuition.
Having a coach by your side to review daily challenges with and plan new courses of action is confidence boosting in itself. After the engagement, the skills developed in handling these multiple inquiries and tasks, which may include prioritization, delegation, and time management, stick with the executive and give them an enhanced sense of certainty in their daily decisions.
Many of our clients report having a better sense of who they are and what they stand for. From coaching’s gesture as an investment in their development to the new skills that execs acquire through the process, post-partnership executives tend to feel emboldened and ready to be a dynamic force for positive change in their companies.
3. Improved Relationships
To manage and move teams forward, workplace leaders must recognize and understand different types of people. The basis of coaching with an ontological approach, which evaluates the way in which you conduct yourself with others, is a powerfully informative process that helps you to build more effective relationships.
Almost all of our clients report that, at the end of their coaching engagements, they experienced improved relationships at work and at home. Coaching sharpens executives’ communication and interpersonal skills and shows them the value in establishing meaningful connections with other executives in addition to team members above and below them. This ability to communicate and take others’ feelings into consideration is one that’s useful in many situations and naturally translates into other parts of the executive’s life.
Seeing improvement enables us to use our advancement as a point of reference for striving to do better and to construct a plan for what’s next. If you’re interested in reaping the benefits of executive coaching for yourself and your company, contact Arden today for a consultation with one of our executive coaches. You’ll surprise yourself and your supervisor by the amazing things you can achieve!