“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”
Are you starting to question whether you you really want to lead others? Does it feel like you’re the only one doing the heavy lifting? As you got into middle management, did you start getting feedback from your supervisor criticizing your interactions with others even though you’re known as a solid and even wonderful employee?
Leading a team, department, or organization is rarely a cinch and the way forward is usually not clear. What works for others might not work for you. Leading others can feel isolating and confusing. And, getting the best out of others is often fraught with complex issues and emotions. It simply doesn’t come second nature to most people. Then, throw company politics into the mix!
You’re on your own path. Ultimately, the challenges you run into are unique to you and exactly the ones you need to grow as a leader and an individual.
That’s why successful people use coaches. It is so beneficial to have a trusted and objective guide, adviser, accountability partner, and supporter in your corner, especially when there isn’t a cookie cutter solution that works for you.
Beth’s coaching has increased my awareness of my own personality and leadership style and how it plays with the styles of those I lead. She has helped me through the strategic process of taking the goals and vision I have for my [area of responsibility], making them operational and systematic in the day-to-day organization of my [team]. She has provided me with a wealth of resources to support the work I am doing now and for my future development as a leader. I attribute my success in my first year as a [leader] to my sessions with Beth.”