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Topics Covered in My Executive Coaching Practice
As a leader, you don't come with a manual on how to excel on so many of your responsibilities. You will usually rise through the ranks because of your expertise (accounting, engineering, operations, IT, risk, HR, sales, marketing, etc.). You often will find yourself thrust in a position in which you have no experience and no knowledge. This can include:
Managing multiple layers of a multi-functional organisation
Driving a culture of innovation and collaboration
Managing an external array of stakeholders (ranging from shareholders, boards, analysts, customers, media)
Monitoring the financial, operational, country, credit, political, interest rate, and market risk throughout the country
Shaping a long term but flexible strategy -- often 7-10 years out
The majority of the leaders I have coached confess early in our relationship that "I have no idea of what I'm doing" -- otherwise known as the "Impostor Syndrome." I remind you that being confident in "not knowing," vulnerable and ready to learn are some of the most important required in this "Imagination Age -- artificial intelligence, post-COVID Age" requires. Otherwise, you are providing your organisation with "last year plus or minus 10%). See a reflection of the Imagination Age CEO in this article.
When you are searching for ways to make sense of a very confusing landscape and facing this doubt and anxiety, it is very helpful to work one-on-one with someone who has the experience in corporations and their complexity as well as the psychological understanding of what makes you an inspiring and effective leader--and how to deal with the stress you experience.
In this way, you have a confidential "sparring partner" with whom you can shape your own thinking -- away from the politics of the organisation.