You may be interested in starting coaching but aren't quite sure how to find the best one for you. Here are some tips on what you should do and look for when preparing to start working with an executive coach.
Many professionals think they're not ready to start with an executive coach – maybe they feel they aren't at the right level in their organization, or like it is too premature to begin even considering hiring an executive coach. So when is the best time in your career to start receiving coaching?
Ever wonder what you should do when you can't be your whole, authentic self at work or in other environments, such as with certain friends or family members?
If you are a leader but are unsure of how to honour the diversity of your teams and encourage a more inclusive environment, here are three tips, plus an example of how it can work.
Be proud of being different. It makes you a better leader! Sometimes being in a minority, or having a unique point of view, makes you consider others opinions better. You are typically more empathetic, flexible, adaptive. Why?
If you’ve always felt a little different, or maybe not “normal” (whatever that means), you may think you can’t fully be yourself at work, like you have to pretend to be someone else or “tone down” your personality in order to be accepted into the company fold.
When I started my coaching practice three years ago, I quickly realized that it could be a very lonely profession. I found myself coaching individual clients, with no day-to-day peer contact, no collective projects, and nobody to share impressions with or seek advice from.
With vaccines really picking up in many countries, we are beginning to feel some relief and see a possible retreat of the ongoing COVID pandemic — and who do we have to thank most? Who has not only helped protect us, and are now helping to save us? The science community.