Coaching is in my opinion enabling the excellence of the Coachee.
The roles we have in our personal life in our business life are most of the times different, although the resources that are used in those roles are originating from the same source.
In my approach I work from the holistic concepts that all the different roles we have in our life are influencing each other, the weakest chain/role can negatively influence the other ones, therefore for me there is a thin line between the approach we choose, for me it is not important if what we do is called: coaching, therapy, mentoring, or other buzz words we like to use for supporting the executive or manager.
The most important objective for me is:
“how can I support you in the ambition to excel.”
I believed that managers/executives who put their people first
and run a strong operation are held as leaders by their employees. Just like that I think that for personal and company excellence: great products/services and the teams that create them are at the core. And an essential component of high-performing teams is a leader who is both a savvy manager, a leader with a vision and a caring coach.
What do I see as my role as coach is perfectly described by Eric Schmidt (ex CEO Google) shares in the book: Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Handbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell.
“To be successful, companies need to have teams that work together as communities, where individuals integrate their interests and put aside differences to be individually and collectively obsessed with what’s good and right for the company.
Since this doesn’t naturally happen among groups of people, especially high-performing, ambitious people, you need someone playing the role of a coach, a team coach, to make it happen
Any company that wants to succeed in a time where technology has suffused every industry
and most aspects of consumer life, where speed and innovation are paramount, must have team coaching as part of its culture. This is especially true at its top levels; executive teams must have a coach if they want to perform at their best.”
Mentorship and coaching are intensely personal. What I experience in executive coaching is that it is often the highest-performing people who feel the most alone. They usually have more interdependent relationships but feel more independent and separate from others.
Their will to succeed, achieve and confidence help drive their success and it may be paired with the feelings of insecurities and uncertainty all we all have. They often have people who want to be their friends for personal gain rather than for friendship.
They’re human. They still need affirmation, and know they are appreciated and need someone they can trust and is putting all his interest in helping them to achieve without a secondary gain.