Mentorship

CEO Coaching

When looking at the relationship between CEOs and their employees, it’s easy to see that trust plays a huge role. Building trust with employees, whether they’re your direct reports or not, can help to improve job satisfaction leading to less staff turnover, more productivity, and an overall better working environment.

Building trust takes time and can mean displaying vulnerabilities typically feared by leaders. Opening up and showing who you are builds respect far more than keeping your walls up. Being open and transparent will go a long way toward helping people understand where you are coming from and why you make certain decisions.

Being trustworthy doesn’t have to mean being perfect; rather, it means being consistent.  This is where coaching comes into the fray.  CEO coaching can be one of the best investments you can make as a business owner. With the right coach, you’ll gain insight into how you work, what motivates you, and what makes you tick. 

A good coach will challenge you and encourage you to grow. You may find yourself asking some tough questions like: Why am I doing this? What does it really mean to me? How can I change my behaviour? These types of questions will help you get clear on your values and goals so you can move forward with confidence.

The key to success lies in knowing who you are, what you want, what you value and ultimately what you want to achieve through your business. Once you know the answers to these important questions, you can begin to take steps towards achieving them. You will often find that your professional values mirror your personal values so its important to consider more than just the work environment.

Having a mentor who knows both you and the role of a business leader inside and out, can provide invaluable advice and guidance when making decisions. A coach can offer perspective and wisdom regarding situations that may seem difficult to navigate alone, such as dealing with conflict, managing stress, or handling pressure.  

Having a mentor helps you become more self aware. You begin to recognise your blind spots, and learn to identify areas where you need improvement. It can resolve common CEO’s traits such as loneliness or imposter syndrome. It can offer perspective on the role work plays in your life because professional fulfilment is only one part of the pie.

One of the most ill-considered aspects of CEO mentorship and coaching is the effect it has on your workforce.  A CEO that has undertaken coaching will likely have an improved sense of self-awareness, higher morale and have the ability to communicate with every single person within the organisation.  This results in staff that have complete trust in their leader and be far more productive than staff without that level of confidence.

At the Arc, we specialise in bespoke CEO coaching and mentorship that benefits you, your workforce and your business. We can develop a plan to suit your unique situation, and give you the tools to achieve success. We take a values and strengths led approach which drives you toward optimizing performance but with balance and fulfilment in mind.

Since we have been doing this, we have seen clients with increased staff retention rates, higher levels of performance and profitability and the opportunity to realise value for its shareholders. And all of this was achieved with better work/life balance in mind. 

So, whether you’re new to the position of CEO or you’ve held this title for years, having a trusted advisor can give you the confidence needed to handle any internal situation that arises as well as prepare for situations that could arise in the future.  If CEO coaching and mentorship is something that interests you, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a confidential discussion.

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