What Executive Coaching Is Not?

The focus of a coaching approach can vary depending on the person, team, or business. A coach can help a person develop leadership skills. It is also possible for a coach to strengthen public speaking skills with a group. Many coaches, including BetterUp’s professional coaches, specialize in a wide variety of specialities. Executive and leadership coaching is not the same as mentoring or counselling.¬†

As you grow in self-confidence, broaden your exposure, and build relationships, mentoring helps you become more aware of your talents and perform better at work by cultivating a growth mindset. 

Mentors may be experienced professionals whom you shadow at work and who teach you about your position in the workplace and the career paths you may pursue. 

In counselling, your counsellor will examine your past to explain your current behaviours. Counselling is emotion-based, problem-specific, and based on psychological principles. 

There are many different forms of coaching, but they are all centred around self-awareness and introspection. Here are some common forms:

  • Life Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Performance Coaching
  • Organizational or business coaching
  • Executive team and leadership coaching

Benefits of Executive Coaching

If you are unsure whether executive coaching will be for you, here are some of the benefits you can expect:

Get Your Goals Accomplished Faster

A coach can help you set attainable milestones that you can start working on right away once they get to know you, your dreams, and your aspirations.

Accountability Is Key

Coaching executives assign tasks and expect you to complete them within a set period of time, so don’t procrastinate. They’ll ask about your progress in the next meeting.

Take on a New Perspective

With the help of your coach, you will be able to take a different approach to situations, use your skills in new ways, and overcome limiting beliefs.

Think Executive Coaching might be right for you? Why not find out by booking a complimentary session with Integrative Coaching? Get in touch today!