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Executive Coaching for Professional Growth

Executive Coaching for Professional Growth 


In today’s workplace, many leaders constantly strive to take the next step in their careers. However, for some, this comes with new challenges that need to be overcome. In this situation, executive coaching is a powerful tool.  


Recently, Omari, a senior practitioner found himself wanting to confidently step into a leadership role. However, he knew he would need to navigate some common workplace challenges to do so. 


After a discovery call and coaching chemistry sessions with two of our coaches, Omari matched with executive coach Simon, who supported him for over six months. 


If you or your people can resonate with the above, find out more about how executive coaching supported Omari here. 


Understanding Omari’s Blockers 

Before embarking on his coaching journey with Simon, Omari took the time to reflect on his goals and aspirations. He understood the importance of clarifying what he wanted to achieve from coaching, identifying the areas where he could benefit the most, and pinpointing the barriers that hindered his performance. 


In honest and open discussions with the coaching team, Omari revealed that like many other leaders, he struggled with workplace conflicts, recognising their impact on his leadership effectiveness. With this in mind, one of his aspirations was to be able to resolve conflict across the business. 


Omari also acknowledged that his struggles extended beyond conflict resolution. He grappled with a persistent lack of mindset/mental clarity. Recognising the need for personal and professional growth, he believed that executive coaching would support him in this area. 


In addition, Omari identified two other areas where he would benefit from executive coaching: delegation and decision-making. He acknowledged the importance of mastering these skills as a leader but found himself hesitant and uncertain when it came to delegating tasks to others and making choices. 


Making Progress During The Coaching Journey 

As Omari progressed through coaching and reached his halfway point, he began to notice his skills and abilities as a leader changing. He also began to witness the impact of executive coaching on his personal development and growth. 


With the support of his coach, Omari began to feel himself becoming much more reflective, taking the time to pause and think before speaking. He shared that he found himself feeling comfortable with moments of silence and recognised them as opportunities for contemplation and clarity. 


Not only did this have an impact on Omari’s personal life, but it also contributed to his development and the development of his team. In addition to the above, becoming more comfortable with reflection and times of silence enhanced Omari’s decision-making skills and supported him when it came to leading with confidence and empowering his team members to take ownership of their roles and contributions. 


Omari further shared that he had begun to proactively prepare for any conflicts that could arise in the workplace. This enabled him to work on tools and strategies to navigate them with ease. 


The Impact of Executive Coaching 

As Omari came to the end of his executive coaching journey, he reflected on the time he’d spent working with his coach. 


Within his reflections, he shared that executive coaching offered him the room and opportunity to grow as a leader. He gained a deeper understanding of what mattered to him as a leader, as well as his values.  


Recognising the importance of creating an environment where individuals felt safe to voice their opinions and ideas, he made concerted efforts to cultivate a culture of trust and openness amongst his team. 


By actively listening to his team members, acknowledging their perspectives, and encouraging open dialogue, Omari fostered an atmosphere of psychological safety that was felt throughout the organisation. 


Omari also took deliberate steps to empower his team members, delegating responsibilities, and providing them with the support and resources they needed to succeed.  


In retrospect, Omari's coaching journey was not just about acquiring new skills or knowledge; it was about deepening his understanding of himself as a leader and unlocking his full potential.  


Through introspection, reflection, and action, Omari emerged as a more confident, empathetic, and empowered leader. 


*Omari: name has been changed for confidentiality purposes.  


We Are Your One Stop Coaching Panel Provider 

At The Leadership Coaches, we provided coaching to this client as a ‘one-stop panel provider’ where they had the opportunity to select from twenty executive coaches all under one roof. We do all the due diligence for them, and we also do the coach matching service.    


Our coaching matching services see the coachee and our CEO, Zoé Lewis, having a conversation to establish their expectations of coaching and what’s important to them when working with a coach. Zoé then looks across the team and matches them with one or two coaches whom they review on the website and then have chemistry calls with those they resonate with.    


All of this is completely free of charge – clients only start to pay once they’ve selected their coach and started working with them.  

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