The Ultimate Guide To Leadership Coaching
How to Confidently Coach World-Class CEOs, Leaders and High Achievers
In today's rapidly changing world, we are in more need of great leaders than ever before.
Leaders that can influence, inspire, thrive through uncertainty, and create a positive impact in their environments while doing so.
And just as great teams and people are led by great leaders, great leaders also need someone to help them continuously grow.
That's where you come in.
The leadership coach.
In this guide, we'll uncover how to unpack your hidden gifts and step into a place of authentic confidence, so you can reach your highest potential as a leadership coach.
You'll learn exactly what a leadership coach does, how they think, what leaders and CEOs expect from their coach, what leaders want and need, and the essential principles for masterful leadership coaching.
If you want to become an expert in leadership coaching, if you want to create real, lasting impact for high-achievers, if you want to make a difference in the world, you're exactly where you need to be...
Reading this, right here, right now.
Let's do this
Why Leaders Need You
She was born in 1950s Tamil Nadu, India before rising up to become one of the world's most powerful women.
A graduate of Yale University, she's been on the Wall Street Journal's Women to Watch list, Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World list, not once but twice, and Forbes' The World's Most Powerful Women list.
As the game-changing, bold, decisive and award-winning CEO of PepsiCo from 1994 to 2018, Indra Nooyi has broken barriers, smashed glass ceilings and led the second largest food and beverage company to greater success and even greater levels of revenue.
According to Forbes, PepsiCo is one of the most valuable names in the world with a brand value of $18.4 billion in 2018 - an achievement that's largely credited to Nooyi.
So, what's this got to do with coaching? What's this got to do with you?
While Indra Nooyi is the one who gets the recognition and rewards in the eyes of the world, she didn't get to the top on her own.
World-class leaders like her never do.
If you've ever dreamed of coaching top performers, leaders, CEOs, and high achievers, but you've held yourself back because you're thinking...
Who am I to coach leaders?
I'm not good enough.
I don't have what it takes.
I can't coach leaders, they are far more successful than me!
High-level clients will never hire me...
I want you to stop, take breath and clear your mind because what I'm about to say is going to change everything...
You can be a leadership coach because you already have the most important elements to make it happen: your drive, your ambition and your passion to work with high-level individuals.
I know you have it in you because you wouldn't be reading this if you didn't.
So let's get right into it and dive straight into the deep end.
It's time to face your fears.
When you think about the definition of coaching leadership, what are the doubts and fears that come up for you? Grab a pen and a piece of paper, and write them down right now. You can use some of the examples that I shared in this chapter and add on as many as you like.
Take as much time as you need with this activity and be gentle with yourself. Facing your fears is a brave thing to do and rushing through this can block the process.
When you're done with your list, take a deep breath calming breath, then ask yourself...
Why do I want to be a leadership coach?
Make this "why" as BIG as you can... bigger than your fears. You want this "why" to motivate, inspire, and fuel you.
Your why could be...
"I want to coach high achievers and help create great leaders so I can transform the way the world works"
"I want to make a massive difference in the world by positively changing the way leaders lead and inspire others"
"I want to follow my purpose and my calling. I know I was born to coach leaders and I'm ready to follow my path."
The only rule is that your "why" is powerful, purposeful, and REAL for YOU.
Write this why and keep it where you can see it every day. Read it as a mantra every time you feel fear around becoming a leadership coach.