Invest in Your Leaders
Coaching: A Worthwhile Investment in Your Leaders
Recently, I’ve had a few conversations with clients who shared how meaningful it is to have their organizations invest in them with coaching. One client said coaching was the most beneficial thing the company has ever done for her professional development. She also said it was nice to have an ongoing relationship with someone who was invested in her and her development as a leader.
Another client told her manager and me during our coaching close-out session that it felt really good to have the company invest in her with coaching. She shared her learnings and development and said the results from coaching exceeded her expectations. As a project and people leader in a client facing role, she is proud of the impact of coaching on herself, on her team, and on her clients.
A new client shared that she’s excited about coaching, saying this opportunity demonstrates that her company is invested in her development. Being in a middle management role, she feels the squeeze from both the top and the bottom. With pressures, requests, and expectations coming from all directions, she said it’s easy to feel forgotten. The opportunity for coaching makes her believe her development as a leader is important to her company. She shared she’s looking forward to developing her leadership skills through coaching.
Investing in six months of coaching for middle managers or new leaders benefits the individual, the team and the organization. For leaders in client-facing roles, either internal and external clients will also realize the impact of coaching. After only a few hours of coaching, dedicated individuals who are ready for change and who do the work required (vulnerability, self-reflection, and accountability, to name a few) will see results.
If new leaders aren’t given the opportunity, support, and resources to develop, will they? What message do you want to send to your new leaders—or to yourself? And what will happen if you do nothing to invest in your leaders? Can you afford to have the same results six months from now? Employee turnover is estimated at costing 6-9 months of an employee’s salary. Coaching for 6 months is a fraction of that cost.
Demonstrating to leaders that they matter—that they are important—can positively influence your business results. Contact me for a free consultation. We can discuss how coaching can be an investment in your leaders or yourself.
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