It’s not easy staying an idealist in business. Whether you call yourself a social entrepreneur, conscious capitalist, b-corper, or a sustainability warrior, you are trying to build and sustain an organization that does good profitably. Doing good is good for business, but it can take a severe toll on leaders who believe they must do it all on their own. The price of failure is the loss of money and the lost benefits to society. This dual burden can easily weigh on leaders like you. Fortunately, I help idealists be their best at doing their good every day!
Many of my executive coaching clients come to me, hoping I can fix their people or processes. They are often surprised to learn that their path and fix-it strategy begins with them. Not that they need fixing, but that they need to grow into the leader and manager that their new situation requires of them. Executive coaching is about utilizing untapped potential and mastering already acquired knowledge and skills in new ways. Coaching is a highly efficient and impactful collaborative process where clients rapidly realize the benefits of professional and personal development in sustainable ways. After all, isn’t unutilized potential and ineffectively deployed talents a waste?
The foundation of a do-gooder who is excellent at doing their good is strengthening their mindset and cleaning out any misbeliefs and self-sabotaging self-talk that sparks irrational fears, doubts, and counterproductive behaviors from an executive. A coach uses powerful questions and truthful observations to allow clients to see potential blind spots and pitfalls.
My clients regularly report greater satisfaction and reduced frustrations at work and at home. They master developing and sustaining effective interpersonal relationships and alliances. Executive coaching clients who chose to work with me learn to be trustworthy, outwardly emotionally stable, demonstrably compassionate, and creators of hope. These are the high-demand qualities people look for in their leaders, according to on-going research.
“I can no longer work with my boss” continues to be the number one reason people give for changing jobs. What is undesired turnover costing your organization? What if you could quickly improve teamwork, collaboration, reduce interpersonal conflicts, and improve performance by working with me as your coach? According to recent research, the typical executive coaching client realizes a return of between $4 to $8 for every dollar invested in receiving coaching from an experienced executive coach.
Could you be better at doing your good? Take the following quick self-survey.
- I often feel overwhelmed by having so many things to do.
- I feel like I am always putting out other people’s fires and can’t focus on my plans.
- I constantly have to be a referee of my own people’s arguments.
- We lack teamwork and collaboration.
- My best people keep leaving.
- Nobody seems to care around here but me.
- My board wants me to be a better leader and more professional.
- I must be a more effective communicator.
- We must be more agile in our ability to change.
- I have got to develop my people.
- We have great plans and awful execution.
- I need to hold people more accountable.
- My perfectionism is getting in the way.
- Revenue must go up, and expenses must come down.
- I have got to be able to tell the story of my vision for the future better.
- I can’t allow myself to burnout or become discouraged and lose hope.
- I feel like an imposter and worry people will find out I am faking it and not making it.
- Our quality could be much better.
- I really need to delegate more.
- I need to develop systems and processes that can accommodate our growth goals.
- I need to motivate people to want to work harder.
If you can relate to any of the above statements, then there is only one more question that only you can honestly answer. Are you coachable?
If you would like to experience a free, no-obligation executive coaching session to get some clarity on a challenge or issue you are struggling with, then let’s explore what it might be like to work together. My goal is to quickly help you to be your best at doing your good! The only thing you have to lose is whatever you think is holding you back.