Problems with consultants telling you what to do

So many times, consultants tell you what you want to hear, not what you need to know

Solutions are meaningless if they are provided without understanding or experiencing the culture

Typical solutions are highly generic which have little or no applicability to your context

They have little to lose, you have everything to lose. No consultant takes a fall for their poor solutions.

Problems can morph into bigger problems or become irrelevant if a solution takes too long to find and apply

Executive Coaching Fundamentals

  • You need to be willing to be coached. The right coach will stretch your comfort zone, in other words, the right coaching will make you uncomfortable.
  • You are a part of a team that is in the best position to solve your organization's problems. You need the right frameworks and tools to enable collective problem solving happen.
  • Articulating and Prioritizing your endless list of problems is the biggest problem that needs to be solved. The right coaching separates the music from the noise.
  • The best solutions without buy-in are not solutions at all. The right coaching brings the people together to collectively create transformative solutions to challenging problems.
  • Your clients, your shareholders, your employees all need you step up and be the hero. The right coach will liberate the Hero you were born to be

Importance of Coaching

It is common to assume that only well known successful people have a coach. The belief is that first one should gain success and then engage a coach. Actually, that is not true. Well known successful people used a coach to get to where they are now.

It is essential to recognize that a coach is not a consultant or a teacher. It is not the job of the coach to tell you what to do or take the actions on your behalf. There is a famous proverb – “give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a mean to fish and he will eat for a lifetime”.