Leadership Vitality Coaching
For many leaders, the journey to their current position has been quite rewarding and the leader can be proud of many achievements along the way. Yet at some point in their careers they begin to notice that the satisfaction they gain from their careers isn’t what it used to be.
There may be many reasons for this, but some of the more common include
- Acknowledgement that the pinnacle role has been reached, and rewards will no longer come in the form of advancement
- Success has started to become problematic
- Work and life are out of balance, creating unwanted consequences
- The leader senses that there is a better way of being, but can’t quite put a finger on it
Our work with high achieving professionals and mid-level/executive leaders is focused in these two areas
- Developing a sustainable and authentic approach that honors their desired work-life balance. Focus areas might include making changes to working patterns, increasing job satisfaction or redefining how one engages as a leader.
- Re-energizing leaders who feel they have reached the pinnacle of their careers and are now looking to find new ways to add meaning to their lives while sustaining their work portfolio. Focus areas might include increasing self-awareness and discovering a renewed passion in their work.
The prospect of becoming a leader is alluring to many, yet there may also be some anxiety that comes with the thought of increased responsibility. Emerging leaders want to feel ready, to know that they are prepared for the shift in responsibilities that comes with the switch from individual contributor.
A coaching engagement deployed as a part of a leadership development program can really help emerging leaders embrace new methods of working that will make them highly effective leaders. Some key areas that these clients may want to focus on include:
- Moving from being an expert to being a mentor
- Understanding the shift from doing to leading
- Learning how to value their new contribution
- Developing a “boardroom presence”
- Public speaking
- Active listening