Excellence! Can you achieve it without a guide? Most successful leaders have coaches. Together they design strategies, discuss approaches and manage risk.
A coach accompanies you on your professional path and assists you in developing a career that reflects your talent, skills and values. One struggles until the course clears and steps are clarified. Throughout the process you gain knowledge and awareness and move ahead sure-footed. You lose the blindness and bewilderment that might have enveloped you. Darkness gives way to light and you become confident of reaching your goals.
You identify obstacles that stand on the road from where you are now and where you want to be. They become hurdles to be overcome, and nothing more, as you develop a plan and time line. Together you ask the right questions as you yourself discover next steps. Your coach becomes a partner who reminds you of the direction you know you must take and helps keep you on track. Blind sightedness and rose-colored views are removed and you are self-possessed on solid ground in an expanded reality.
You might want a coach to advise at certain times, for long or short periods. You might require one that fits certain situations you are working your way through. The important issue is to have the right one: someone compatible with you and your objectives and with whom you are comfortable.
In my next blog, I will discuss the convergence of purpose, impact and well-being along your journey to career fulfillment.