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Why CEO’s Need the help of a Business Coach

Whether it be a Business Coach or a Leadership and Executive coach, coaching will guide you to greater personal and business success. No matter how big or small your organisation is, leaders cannot work in isolation. They need the support of their colleagues and their teams for them to reach their business goals. When faced with challenges, it takes a great business owner or leader to recognise their shortcomings and look within when it comes to making changes to short or long-term strategies.

Life at the top can be lonely, no matter what type of leader you are. That is why you need a safe space where individuals can express their fears and concerns, vent their frustration and use you as a sounding board to bounce off their ideas. Your colleagues or teams may fear or sugar-coat their feedback to you, either for fear of saying the wrong thing or not having the right answers themselves. By appointing an experienced leadership and executive coach, you will enter this safe space where you can share your ideas, define your desires, express your vulnerability all without the fear of being judged or of letting your team down.
As a small to a medium-sized business owner, business coaching will serve to support you in making decisions that will lead to your growth and success. Your coach will assist you to focus firstly on your personal goals and objectives and then your business objectives and planned path to success. Your business coach will guide you in your business principles, help you clarify your goals and offer support in making the tough decisions.
Larger or corporate organisation's leaders or executives are faced with different challenges, often being responsible to shareholders or an executive board. Executive coaching focuses on being a supportive sounding board for executives and leaders. Your executive coach or leadership coach should have some level of experience within the executive space. This way, they can give you the support that they know you will need. Executives often have personal fears on presenting something to a board of directors, for fear of retribution if they get it wrong. Your Executive coach will help you play your idea out in your head, question you, push you and ensure you are challenging yourself.
It is the role of leadership and executive business coaches to provide clear, honest feedback. Your coach is not there to judge you. Yet, they are required to hold you responsible and accountable for the decisions you make and the action you take.
No matter what size or type of organisation you are in, as part of your leadership development, your coach should also focus on you getting a better understanding of yourself, by emphasising the importance of your self-awareness, emotional intelligence and social-awareness. Whether you like or believe in it or not, your leadership development process is as much about getting to know who you are, so that you can understand others and then get them to understand you.
So why do CEO's, C-Suite executive, and Business owners need business coaching? They need coaching to have a "right-hand man" to support them on their path to greater peace in themselves and success in their organisations.


Leadership Development

Emotional Intelligence



What is Emotional Intelligence?

I often get asked, "what is emotional intelligence?" The best way to answer this question is to illustrate a frequent occurrence.

When working with business owners and leaders, I often get told how they are struggling with employees, in particular with people who seem to be highly emotional or aggressive in the business. It creates conflict between colleagues and they often tell me these employees have great potential. However, the staff don't like them because of the way they treat people or the manner in which they deal with the team. Then they say it's a pity that we can't change him or her, because they would be great.  This is where I start to disagree and I can start explaining emotional intelligence.

Yes, you may not be able to change someone and why should you want to?  What you certainly can change is their behaviour and the way they deal with other people. As individuals, we all have ego's,  whether you agree with this or not we do, and our ego's influence the way we behave and in turn treat others.  We may be programmed to react or act in a particular way, either because that is what we know has worked before, or because that is how we believe we should be behaving. So what can we change? We can manage our responses and emotions when engaging with others.

If you understand your emotions and the impact of your emotions on your behaviour when engaging with others, you certainly will change your behaviour, and people will notice this change.

Think of the way you feel when your boss walks into your office and screams at you. Even if you are in the wrong, does this motivate and energize you to perform better and at a higher level? More than likely not. You may feel aggression and anger towards your boss at that time, and then end up saying something which is out of line, or you stand the risk of becoming quite demotivated and despondent. The same applies to the reverse.  Think of how you feel when your boss praises you, your energy levels rise, and you feel happy and motivated to perform.

If we as individuals could learn how to manage our emotions, we certainly would see a change in ourselves and our engagement with others.

What is the golden rule? Recognise, understand and manage the impact of emotions on your behaviour. You may be wondering how you do this: by developing emotional intelligence.  Developing your emotional intelligence is a skill you will need to learn and improve on an ongoing basis. It is not something you will use at whim, but rather something that you will need to apply to all areas of your life to get the best out of yourself and out of others.

Who should develop their emotional intelligence? We all should, and as a leader, it will be the most important investment of your time for yourself and your team. There is no grading or scale as to who should attend. If we all had a higher level of emotional intelligence, the workplace and the world would be a much better place. So whether you are a leader, in sales, in marketing, in customer service or any area of a business that involves relationships, you should focus on developing your emotional intelligence.

I offer a two-day workshop which has been developed by leading emotional intelligence expert Dr Niel Rall from Leadership Dynamics. This programme really can bring the change you are looking for in your team and business. 


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