“Everyone needs a coach.”
– Bill Gates
“Everybody needs a coach.”
– Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Alphabet and former CEO of Google.
The point that Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt highlight – and the one characteristic common to all high-performing individuals, from executives to athletes – is the fact that they all have a coach.
Yet surprisingly in business, nearly two-thirds of executives outside the leading-edge innovators of the world don’t have a coach.
In fact, over 60% of individuals are embarrassed to consider, let alone ask, for coaching.
“Why do you need coaching? What’s wrong with you?”
In our experience, the people that seek coaching aren’t the ones with something wrong with them. To the contrary, there’s something very right about them – and it’s enabling them to leap ahead.
Does this sound like you:
Don’t worry, you’re not the only one.
CEOs and executive leaders inevitably face the harsh realisation that we don’t have all the answers. Our ‘DIY’ approach can only take us so far.
The tendency to rely upon a ‘DIY’ approach is understandable, given that most entrepreneurial CEOs have achieved success due to their own ingenuity, resourcefulness, and creativity.
However, clinging to this approach when facing roadblocks can quickly turn an asset into a liability.
Ultimately, it could be what’s stopping you from achieving future goals and scaling up.
As Marshall Goldsmith (two-time winner of the Thinkers 50 Award for #1 Leadership Thinker in the World) says,“What got you here won’t get you there.”
The thing is, most CEOs aren’t far away from growth levers that could 10X their business within the next 3 years – and they don’t even know it. Often, we don’t know what we don’t know.
This is why everyone needs a coach.
To get your head out from the mud, stop the juggling act and get on the fast track to success.
Here are 3 key ways that hiring a coach will transform not only your business, but your life at the top:
1. You will fast track your growth in record time, hit growth targets, and scale your business from where it is to where you want it.
As the CEO or leader, the responsibility to hit your company’s growth targets falls on your shoulders.
That’s a heavy weight to carry on your own.
Our proven framework can help you feel more in control of where you are going.
A simple set of principles will guide you to gather momentum until it explodes into rapid growth in the right direction.
Not relying on only one school of thought, Scale Up Growth Partners builds upon world-leading business thinkers such as:
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2. We are not just a mentor, we are a teacher, a compass, and a confidante.
A good coach will help you improve self-awareness, set goals, work toward them, and improve specific aspects of performance.
At Scale Up Growth Partners, you’ll get collaboration, empathy and guidance that you cannot get from someone within your company.
“Great coaches lie awake at night thinking about how to make you better…
Coaches are like great artists getting the stroke exactly right on a painting.
They are painting relationships. Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about
how they are going to make someone else better. But that’s what coaches do.”
– Ronnie Lott describing Bill Campbell, Coach to Apple
and Google leadership teams, amongst many others.
3. You will unlock self-imposed limits.
Sometimes the life of an executive leader can feel like living in a cage.
The cage of being right.
The cage of saying “yes” when we should say “no.”
The cage of compromising our standards and then blaming others because of it.
The cage of being a victim to a situation we created.
A coach can free you from these shackles that you weren’t even aware you were tightening yourself.
Even better, benefits of executive coaching may carry over into non-work life as well.
You might be now thinking, “Okay, I can see the value in a coach, but where do I start?”
If you are sick of the loneliness at the top and believe in a bigger future, you’ve come to the right place.
We have worked with businesses at every stage of growth and can provide a smart, experienced, and innovative mind in your corner.
I offer a limited number of zero-cost, ‘Growth Plan’ consultations each month.
If you’re serious about taking your company to the next level, book your place now.
Secure your ‘Growth Plan’ consultation here.
I promise it will be worth your time.
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