“My situation was overwhelming: creating and directing a new program never implemented in this city. With your guidance I turned it into an opportunity, to create a team that was both independent and collaborative. You helped me lead my people to a place of common ground and unified philosophy.“ - (Director of Health Care Services. Name withheld to protect coaching confidentiality)
Do you sometimes feel as if your best performance is not available to you when you need it?
Do your many responsibilities make it difficult for you to bring a fresh and clear mind to all the issues you encounter throughout the day?
To be a great leader, we need to know at a deep level the truth of the statement, “It’s not about me.” It’s about the business, and the people.
At the same time, “It’s all about me,” because to constantly improve our performance we have to be constantly working on ourselves. Yet this personal work is often something we deny ourselves under the press of everything else.
The value of personal performance coaching - As the mental performance coach for the Canadian Olympic Sailing Team says, “The mind is the athlete.“ This is equally true of business performance. As William O’Brien, CEO of Hanover Insurance Company, puts it, “The success of any leadership intervention depends on the inner condition of the intervenor.”
Performance coaching addresses the client’s understanding of where they are, and how they get to where they want to be, in terms of their “inner condition.” The work is based on an understanding of how our inner condition is in fact trainable, through ongoing application of appropriate personal performance practices. All coaching work is fully confidential and directed by the client.
- Stronger habits of regular personal practice for self-assessment and self-correction in your leadership.
- Increased ability to reconnect with your personal best on the spot, whenever it’s needed.
- Greater clarity and freshness of mind throughout the day.
- Greater skill at managing your “inner condition” as a leader.
“As a trusted performance advisor to both elite athletes and senior business leaders, I was questioning my abilities and feeling stuck in old habits. I needed a confidant and coach outside my usual circle to help me rediscover my best. With your guidance and experience in merging personal and professional growth, I clarified my goals and saw how to deliver them with the excellence I expect of myself.” – (Senior Consultant in a major human resources firm. Name withheld to protect coaching confidentiality)
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