Some human resource personnel wonder why fortune 500 companies have one of the best executives in the country. What they don’t know is that top businesses have been using a secret weapon for years now.
Justifying the Need for a Coach
People think that just because you’re successful, and in a high ranking position with a ridiculously large amount of salary, you’re happy. What they fail to realise is that the bigger the wage, the more elevated the post, the greater the responsibility. What’s even more difficult in this situation is that an executive has to smile and bear it even if their heads are exploding with all the problems, and complications they have to handle.
Seeking support is not a sign of weakness, instead in strength because it takes a lot of courage to admit that “no man is an island.”
High Rise Pressure Cooker
A ranking company officer is expected to perform well, and to deserve the designation given to him/ her. People below and above you bank on your leadership abilities, skills, and excellent decisions. They will continually expect that you will always be the best. In fact you will be called upon to speak in behalf of the company; to give advices on success, business and marketing strategies, and how to handle complex dilemmas. All these and more is expected of you. It is presumed that you handle your professional and personal life in manner of unequaled grace.
Personal and Emotional Stress
Quite naturally there may be times when all you want to do is hide underneath the sheets and be invisible. Unfortunately if you are one of those people who set high standards for other people and an even higher one for yourself, then hiding is not an option. Putting pressure on oneself is not uncommon. Many people who achieve a great level of accomplishment are there not because they give themselves a pat on the back when they do something right. Instead, they are on top because every time they triumph they dissect the situation and look for ways to do things better.
The downside to being good at what you do is that despite reaching far more than the expectations of others, most achievers never seem to be contented of their performance. Hence, these people fail to see the flowers that bloom from the roses they have planted.
A superior executive coach will recognise all these and help draw out the client. Putting the pressures in a different aspect will help the client see things in a different perspective.
Life Coaching Benefits
The benefits of life coaching cannot be measured. Employing a life coach is like having a friend to talk to and a guidance counsellor all rolled into one. Life coaching makes you feel interactive, and open without having to delve in the past. The present and the future is what matters the most. A life coach is a professional listener who helps people internalise and realise their wants and needs to better set goals and maintain a sense of self without having to change careers and antagonise family.
It is a sure bet that you probably needed a friend one time or the other but was too afraid of being judged and later betrayed. A life coach is duty bound to be professional in handling all confidential matters. Life coaching is a synergy between client coaches.