For anyone new to coaching, it can be tough to understand the benefits before you get your feet wet. But many at the executive level have an additional mindset to overcome that typically goes something like this: “I’m a CEO at the head of my company. Why do I, of all people, need a coach?”
Keep reading to find out, straight from Arden’s coaches!
A Safe and Confidential Space
In the case of CEOs, the saying “it’s lonely at the top” isn’t just a saying. As a CEO, there’s lots of things you can’t share with others at your organization because you can’t risk misdirecting the company or eliciting a reaction.
Because of this, having a confidential outlet where you can share your thoughts and concerns, and some of the things you’re considering, safely and privately is useful. Often the CEOs whom Arden works with feel as though coaching’s confidential nature is one aspect they value most about their experiences.
C-level executives who enroll in coaching benefit from having someone by their side to offer them a new perspective or line of thinking.
We all get bogged down in our day-to-day work that it’s difficult to pull up and see the forest through the trees. Having someone who’s completely unattached from the company and not tied to a particular strategy or approach to provide you with their input from a neutral place can be beneficial, especially to CEOs.
Someone to Challenge You
A CEO might have a board above them, but usually that board isn’t considered a developmental partner. Is there somebody at your company dedicated to asking you the hard questions and pushing you to grow? Often for CEOs, the answer to this is no.
There solely to help you grow and develop, that dynamic is reserved for an executive coach. If you’re a CEO, coaching is a rare and unique opportunity for you to evaluate and improve on your personal leadership strategy.
Chance to Work on Your Business
Many times the only things to cross a CEO’s desk are problems. The problem with that is, if you only deal with the big issues day in and day out, you probably feel as though you’re just treading water instead of going confidently in the direction of your company goals.
Having a coach grants CEOs who are open to the process the opportunity to work on their business instead of just working in it. This gives you the chance to get back to the big picture strategy and the overall direction of the organization to look at the things that only you as a CEO can.
See What Arden’s Coaches Can Do for You
An executive coaching partner is many things to a C-level executive: a sounding board, source of inspiration, trusted mirror, and valuable thought partner. As coaches who specialize in partnering and working with C-level executives, we’ve seen firsthand the impact that successful coaching matchups can have.
If you’re interested in pursuing a coaching partnership, get your customized price quote for working with an Arden coach here.