What do world-class leaders, CEOs, rockstar entrepreneurs and global influencers have in common?
They’re always looking for ways to grow - ways to improve and get even better at what they do. They want to be the best in their field. The undisputed expert.
And the most effective way to achieve this level or excellence? Hire a leadership coach.
High achievers know a great coach can guide, teach and inspire them to achieve massive levels of success.
A world-class leadership coach has the power to create lasting, expansive transformations that will have them hitting even their biggest, most audacious goals.
When it comes to becoming a truly powerful and impactful transformative leadership coach, it’s not how long you’ve been a coach or who you know...
It’s who you are and how you connect with your Type A clients.
Cultivate and intensify the following qualities in yourself and you’ll be on your way to coaching leaders and world-class achievers at the highest level.
Quality #1: Courage
Highly successful Type A personalities may seem confident on the outside but this often hides deep feelings of inadequacy.
They are sensitive to any kind of criticism and are typically unable to handle less than perfect, positive feedback.
Their usual defense? Argue. Push back. Blame.
Don’t let this deter you. Remember, you are there to bring out the best in these high achievers… and this means you need to tell them when they’re missing a step or when they’re not doing what they need to do.
So, have courage and stand strong. Be kind but make sure you are honest, authentic and focused on helping them overcome their personal blocks, limiting beliefs and challenges.
They may not enjoy having you shine a light on less-than-perfect character traits or areas in their lives and work that need improvement but when they see the results they’ve been waiting for, they’ll thank you for it.
Quality #2: Respect
If you want to serve high achievers at the highest level, you need to keep your head on your shoulders and inspire respect.
The best way to do this? Always see your client as your equal.
This is true no matter how successful they are, how many awards they’ve won or how often they appear on the cover of Forbes.
Seeing your high impact clients as equals makes it easy for them to respect you as the leader in your coaching sessions. You’ll also be able to tell them what they need to know, not what they want to hear.
Quality #3: Creativity
High achievers are smart. Some are certified geniuses.
The side effect of this? They get bored at the drop of a hat.
So go ahead and work out unusual or innovative strategies to tackle problems and challenges. Feel free to try new methodologies, introduce unexpected elements and mix things up during your coaching sessions to get results.
You’ll find Type A personalities value creativity and respond well to inventive coaching techniques. It dissolves monotony and helps them stay engaged and motivated.
Don’t feel like you need to ditch effective coaching frameworks that you’ve relied on for years but stay open to new methods that will keep your coaching sessions fresh and exciting.
You might think you’re not ready to coach leaders, influencers and high performers.
You might think you need to have decades of experience, know lots of specific coaching techniques and maybe have a number of certifications up on your wall before you can consider becoming a leadership coach.
When you cultivate these 3 traits within yourself, you’ll find your fears and doubts start to dissolve.
You’ll be able to look at world class leaders and high achievers, in the eye and tell them what they need to know to become even better…
You’ll be able to connect with them deeply and authentically and most importantly…
You’ll be able to guide them to lasting transformations that will bring out their very best and help them shine brighter than ever before.