People ask me what is coaching. The answer: coaching is an invitation into ambiguity and anxiety. The more your roles of leadership expand the more ambiguity you will face. Ambiguity creates anxiety. Coaching builds your anxiety muscle and creates space between action and reaction minimizing risk and maximizing potential.
The coaching process is about selecting a target out a year or two. Coaching focuses on the next greatest step towards making the significant progress towards that target. Most CEOs and presidents know what needs to happen and they need a sounding board that helps them explore possibilities and frame a plan to move forward. The process is intentional and expands thinking. The process is accountable and creates momentum. The process is for leaders seeking movement. Movement happens when leaders grow. You must be growing your leadership at a greater rate than your business is growing otherwise the consequences are not good.