There’s no gold star for making it on your own in the business world. Even the most celebrated corporate leaders rely on the support and advice from others along their journey. As executive coaching becomes more popular, more professionals such as lawyers realise they can benefit from it too.
What Is Executive Coaching for Lawyers?
Executive coaching helps lawyers improve their performance, so they can contribute more to their firm while maximising professional and personal satisfaction. Your coaching sessions are customised to address whatever you want to address.
You may use coaching to help you think through a specific issue in your career, get some objective feedback on an idea or help you prepare for and take you to the next level in your career. Coaching is future-oriented, unlike therapy, which is often focused on the past. An Executive Coach will ask questions to enable and encourage the client to address a specific issue or take action.
Executive Coaching Benefits
Below are some issues and Executive Coach can help lawyers address:
- You want to grow your practice but aren’t sure where to start.
- You’re investing a lot of time and effort in your firm, but it’s not making an impact in terms of the bottom line or recognition.
- You feel stuck in a specific area and are considering branching out.
- You’ve reached crossroads in your career and are unsure of the direction you should go.
- You want to develop your team-building and leadership skills so you can effectively support your staff.
- You are constantly overwhelmed by stress and want to create a better work-life balance.
An Executive Coach will never tell you what to do. The professional relationship between a coach and client is synergetic and focused on self-reflection, exploring ideas and taking responsibility. They can work with you to determine goals, develop a plan of action for reaching them and holding you accountable along the way. The coach will help you recognise and eradicate obstacles standing in your way of success while serving as a source of feedback and support.
Choosing the Right Coach
Beyond certifications and experience, the most vital requirement in choosing an Executive Coach is chemistry. It’s crucial to find a coach with whom you feel a connection. You should have the sense that they get where you’re coming from and genuinely want to help you and work with you. Ultimately, you should trust this person with your vulnerability.
If you’re wary of making a commitment to an Executive Coach based on what you find online or a recommendation, the best thing to do is by meeting with various coaches until you find the one best suited to you. Most Executive Coaches offer a trial session of around 30 minutes.
At Integrative Coaching, we offer a complimentary discovery session for executive coaching for lawyers. For more information, get in touch with the team at Integrative Coaching today!