Jeff Giesea, a Stanford Graduate is currently one of the most sought after executive coaches around the globe. At Stanford, Giesea edited the Stanford Review, After graduating in 1997, Giesea went to work for Thiel Capital Management.
In a self-authored article originally published on LinkedIn, he mentions 12 reasons why people need coaching and it helps them get better at achieving the desired results. And after going through those, you would definitely consider choosing coaching for your career:
- Hard results – greater productivity, faster promotions, bigger profits
- Deeper learnings – about yourself, how you’re perceived, where you can improve
- Faster action – advancing things faster and with greater precision
- Space to hear your own voice – to talk something through and gain perspective
- Awareness of perspectives, beliefs, and attitudes that may be holding you back
- Support and confidence to “lean in” and make bold moves
- Clarity on your values and what you stand for, which leads to greater conviction
- Ideas for ways to improve that you may not see – awareness of blind spots
- Emotional support, empathy, and encouragement – feels less lonely
- The cold truth others won’t tell you
- Third-party moderation for 360-reviews, strategic planning, and conflict resolution
- Support for improving specific skills – communication, delegation, conflict management, team building, persuasion, etc.
He also adds:
“In my eyes, these are incredible leverage points for growth. But don’t get me wrong, coaching isn’t a panacea. It won’t work for someone who doesn’t have a desire to learn and grow. In some situations, consulting or therapy may be more appropriate (see chart below). And let’s face it: not all coaches will fit. It’s a profession with low barriers to entry that’s still maturing. There’s an element of chemistry that needs to be right.”
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