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The 7 Most Impactful Ways an Executive Coach Will Help You Succeed!

Let’s start by busting a common misconception about leadership. Many people believe that only 10% of all business leaders have that so called "natural talent" for leadership. However, what those people may not understand is that leaders aren't born: they're built.

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We, as humans, have the wonderful gift of learning and adapting that has made us so successful all these years. Why would the leadership skill be different than say learning how to start a fire?

Don’t get us wrong, there are certainly ineffective leaders. But it's not because they lack some incredible "leader gene" that’s holding them back. Most times their lack of leadership skills comes more from either learning bad habits from other poor leaders or simply never having been taught anything to begin with.

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Leaders Provide Guidance

What truly separates those with “leadership potential” from the rest is their ability to learn. The ability to take cues from a leadership mentor or being able to acknowledge mistakes are far better indicators of a solid leader. All the best leaders know that there's always room for improvement.

The problem for most aspiring, future leaders comes when they find themselves stuck. Generally, this occurs as they move up the corporate ladder and their resources for mentorships or guidance dwindles. This is especially true for those of us that have taken the plunge into small business ownership.

This is where the role of an executive coach becomes obvious. Having a coach specifically for leadership on board allows them to be evaluated, provided constructive criticism, and ultimately change success path for the better.


We've written this article to highlight the top benefits of hiring an executive coach.

1. They'll Boost Your Self-Awareness

Let’s be frank for a moment: MOST executives lack self-awareness. Typically, this is because of their role, ego becomes a debilitating factor in leadership growth. For the average executive, this may not seem like a worthwhile benefit but trust us, it's a big one.