Tuesday, December 1, 2009

By Danielle Gregory

Hiring a great executive leadership coach can be a powerful and rejuvenating experience, but it can be difficult to find the right coach to help guide you and your business to the next level.

It doesn't matter if you are an executive for a large organization, or you are a hard working entrepreneur, the stress levels of dealing with multiple issues, sorting through proposals, meeting deadlines, and managing employees can compound easily. It can be easy to become stuck in a rut of routine and lose the motivation required to step up.

An executive leadership coach will guide you through the stressful times by teaching you effective motivational tactics and guiding you to discover the most efficient ways of dealing with stress. An effective business coach will give you the edge that you need to re-gain momentum, and will help you refocus on the important aspects of your day to day business life. The strategies created with the help of leadership coaches will open new doors for you in business; you will learn to manage your time with new efficiency, you will be more motivated than ever before. You will be primed for success.

There are a few things that you need to look out for when you are searching for the right executive leadership coach.

Look for a coach that is certified. Membership in the International Coach Federation is a great start and ensures that your coach is legitimate.

Make sure that you know that your coach has some strong educational experience. Look for multiple degrees and coaching training.

In this day and age, a coach with his "finger on the pulse" of the business world is sure to have a blog. Check out the blog and look for strong messages, great writing, and a coach that really wants to help! You will gain valuable insight into your potential coach by reading his or her blog. A blog acts as a window into the mind of your potential coach.

Two words: social media. Is your coach on Twitter or Linked In? In the modern business climate, it is essential that your business coach be social media savvy. It is important to find out if your coach is using some of the newest tools available for business on the net. You want to make sure that your coach is up to date and understanding the latest technological trends. This helps you ensure that your coach knows what is happening online, so he or she has the skills to help you with new technology.

Whether you are a small business owner, or an executive for a large corporation, a coach will help you step up your game and take control of your business life! An executive leadership coach should be certified, educated, experienced and open. Such a business coach will help you find your focus and assist you in moving forward in all of your future endeavors.

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1 Comment:

  1. Arnel said...
    Danielle, I enjoyed your post on how to find a Strong Executive Leadership Coach. You gave me great insights what business people look for before deciding to choose a coach. I do agree with you about the blog and how it opens up how the business coach coaches.


    Arnel Tanyag


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