Are you struggling to fully develop your managerial potential? Do you feel like you have tried everything with this or that collaborator and the situation is getting bogged down? Are you having trouble exercising your authority? Does your leadership seem dormant?
Don’t wait … Call on a coach!
What is a coach?
A coach is first of all an outside eye, a neutral person who is there to help you, not to judge you or give you orders. The coach is not a shrink. He works in the here and now with a precise future objective and not in the past. Nor is it a magician who will bring you the solutions on a silver platter. It is a support, a facilitator who will accompany you over a certain period and help you find YOUR answers. Indeed, it is you, who, guided by his questioning and his benevolence, will walk.
The coach is not there to please you or to comfort you in your wanderings. It can sometimes be caused to shake you gently to help you progress. It is also very interesting to call on a third person, sometimes the opposite of what you are, in order to open the field of possibilities and allow you to take a new and different look at what blocks you. Sometimes it is enough just to shift to perceive things differently and suddenly understand what is wrong!
The coach will help you with:
- Question you,
- Listen to you actively,
- To make you aware of things that until then had escaped you,
- Give you regular feedback,
- Allow you to move forward again with confidence and develop your skills
- Keep confidential about everything that is said and done during these sessions.
Coaching, yes … but for whom?
Anyone can hire a coach. It is not reserved for senior executives of large entities. The rates vary according to the mission entrusted, the importance of this over time and are not prohibitive, contrary to popular belief. Do not hesitate to inquire and request proposals from several coaches.
Types of coaching:
Support for those who lead a team
Managers are particularly inclined to call on an outside eye to support them in their leadership role and their management mission. The coach can help them feel more comfortable in their leadership posture, manage conflicts or difficult personalities, communicate better with their team, acquire new skills as part of their managerial mission, etc.
A valuable performance lever for business leaders
In the context of small entities, this can allow the manager to feel less alone in his posture and thus more easily and more quickly overcome certain tests: better manage his stress, learn to delegate effectively, manage his time optimally, learn to lead a team, etc.
A resource for the self-employed
A coach can also be very useful for the self-employed by allowing them to find a balance between professional and private life, develop their performance, adapt their strategy, etc.