Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nothing To Be Ashamed Of…

As a relatively new discipline, Executive Coaching has experienced an evolution in how the market perceives its value and contribution. In the past, an executive might feel threatened by the idea of executive coaching – maybe even ashamed. But, according to a recent article in The Washington Post, it is “no longer viewed as a sign of trouble if a top executive signs up for coaching.”

The article, “How to get the most out of executive coaching”, highlights some key reasons why executives seek professional coaching. These include the need to effectively manage a diverse staff, keeping up with emerging technology and being prepared to face uncertain environments.

As the title suggests, the article also includes some tips for how to get the most out of your executive coaching experience by providing some insights into what you can expect from your coach.

For this emerging field, articles like this provide a sneak peek of what an executive can hope to achieve by opening themselves to professional coaching. They also help the field to be understood and accepted by the general public. This can only be a good thing for the industry.