No longer just the domain of Tiger Woods, Michael Phelps and President Barrack Obama, coaching - be it personal or leadership - is now very much accepted as a mainstream, and highly effective development tool.
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt says the best advice he ever got was to get a coach. Bill Gates believes everyone, but especially first time CEO's, should have a coach.
Increasingly, organisations are starting to budget for coaching in the same way they do for necessities such as Internet access, and Financial software - as foundational to their ongoing growth.
And yet, despite its widely accepted place in the personal and leadership development sphere, one of the most frequent questions I get asked is 'how can coaching change, or elevate an individuals leadership style?'.
Given that the overarching goal of leadership coaching is to help the individual be the very best version of themselves; as a leader, executive, and a whole person, the benefits are often felt at a very deep level, with profound personal transformations that lead to significant shifts in the way an individual thinks, behaves, relates, and leads in their professional capacity including;
1. A deep awareness of the beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that may be holding you back.
2. Clarity on the way you relate to others, and how they relate to you.
3. Getting to the heart of what matters - understanding the self and what your true goals, and aspirations are, allowing you to really focus on what matters to you.
4. Clarity on your values, and what you stand for, which leads to greater conviction of thought and action, inspiring a greater level of trust from others.
5. The space to hear your own voice - to talk things through, and gain a perspective you may otherwise not achieve on your own.
6. The support and confidence to allow you to make those bold moves that allow you to play a much bigger, and potentially life changing game.
7. An awareness of blind spots that may be hindering your leadership capability.
8. The emotional support, empathy, and encouragement that is often needed in a role that has traditionally been a very lonely and isolated one.
9. A guaranteed 'yes man' free zone - an environment that allows for a judgment free and frank exchange of any and all ideas and opinions.
10. A structured approach to improving specific skills including communication, delegation, conflict management, team dynamics, and personal presence.
These are just a few of the incredible leverage points for leadership growth. However in order to be truly effective the catalyst begins with the individual - the desire to be the best version of yourself, and the willingness, and commitment to undertake the often uncomfortable internal work that enables growth - both as an individual and a leader.
In order to learn more about Deidre Dattoli's leadership coaching programs please visit www.deidredattoli.com and book your complimentary 20 minute 'ask any question' session today.