Step Up and Show Up
What Coaches Don’t Tell New Clients During Their Search for a Coach
Inaction Is Safest When There's Risk
What's Stopping You From Showing Up?
I understand the hesitation of committing to work with someone when you’ve repeatedly achieved success. Throughout 90% of my lifetime, I have either been able to think through, push through, or work through any challenge. That last 10%, however, has often felt more complicated than the entire 90% combined. That’s when I hired a coach.
After working with hundreds of senior leaders and Fortune level corporations, one thing is clear. Today’s leaders are firefighting through crisis and disruption – with no known solutions at the ready. Leaders are asked to choose between keeping employees safe or scaling for growth. Seek bold ideas or execute the current strategy. Scale with new service lines or focus on existing customers. The choices are daunting.
At first glance, these pressures seem paradoxical, but they are not insurmountable. You may struggle with today’s leadership concept because the challenges are simultaneous and ambidextrous, but it isn’t because you aren’t competent or seasoned enough.
As a leader, you are now required to have horizontal influence and not the vertical power and hierarchical structure you might have professionally grown up with. You must have new skills, and you realize that what got you here won’t get you there. This is your leadership gap.
Show Up For Yourself
After coaching hundreds of leaders, I know that uncertainty is the starting point for clarity.
There’s not a single individual I’ve worked with who didn’t start our coaching engagement with uncertainty. You don’t have to know your starting point, and you don’t have to have an end goal in mind when we begin; all you have to do is be ready to show up and dig in. It’s that simple.
In our work together, we are going to uncover your point of view, the point of view of the stakeholders around you, the point of view of an assessment, the point of view of a senior leader or board member. Throughout all of those conversations, a new awareness will arrive to help you realign your leadership skills and professional desires.
There are a lot of coaches who are going to promise you many different things. My promise to you? Nothing. Why? Because the promise you will make to yourself during our work together is much more powerful and long-lasting than any promise I can make to you, or for you.
Imagine for a Moment...
Imagine going to bed on Sunday night and not feeling a sense of dread that you have to go to work on Monday morning. Imagine feeling a new sense of excitement about the business and your future within it. Imagine that you have a new curiosity about how you might have a difficult conversation or how you might communicate with your Board or employees in a new way. Sounds far-fetched, I know, but it’s possible when taking the step to show up for yourself.
Reduce resistance to change
Raise your awareness of how others’ perception creates your current reality
Delegate more effectively and often
Learn how to empower the people who report to you
Listen, respond, and acknowledge in productive ways
Understand how to guide challenging conversations through productive conflict
Ready to Begin, Now?
At this point, you can follow one of two paths. First, you can move on without clicking the button below and continue doing what you’ve always done. And, chances are, you’ll continue getting what you’ve always gotten. You can continue to struggle and wonder how you’re going to close your leadership gap.
Or you can choose the second path.
You can choose to do something different, to stop trying to figure this out all by yourself, and instead follow the lead of someone who has already figured out how to help clients gain clarity, realign their narrative and take action. You know where you’ll be in a year if you choose to do nothing, but there’s no telling how far you’ll go if you choose to partner with an executive coach.
If you’re ready to show up, I invite you to choose the second path, click the button below, and take the first step. Forward is where we go from here.
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