One of our main services at Velocity Plus entails providing coaching for executives and leaders at the head of the companies we have the privilege to work with.
Like most areas of life, the impact of a coach is directly correlated to the quality and personality of the coach themselves. This makes hiring a coach a challenging task for companies who may unaware or unaccustomed to how executive coaching works.
Our lead coach, Carolyn Keyes spent some time breaking down the opportunities and challenges of executive coaching on a recent episode of our podcast, Chasing Velocity.
Here’s how she broke down the key pillars of executive coaching:
- Creative Visioning: What is your crystallized vision as a leader of your organization and how are you communicating that vision to your team?
- Contextualization: Leaders tend to hold their opinions as gospel, and can fall into errors of logic as result. Carolyn believes leaders need to be challenged on their opinions and to be able to solidify those opinions or adapt as necessary.
- Coachability: This may seem like a chicken/egg scenario, but being coachable and growing in one’s coachability is mandatory for starting and continuing coaching for a long-term relationship. This is to help the executive with the specific issues they’re looking to solve, but also to teach a mindset that will allow them to continue learning and improving in a variety of areas that impact their life.
Executive coaching is a term that has plenty of connotation (both good and bad) attached to it.
Regardless of your personal opinion, a coaching mentality is one that can benefit and improve any entrepreneur or executive as they seek to grow and achieve their goals both professionally and personally.
To learn more or to talk with our team about what coaching looks like at Velocity Plus, check out https://velocity.plus/coaching/