…unless you do it right.
A conversation during a business trip inspired me to write an article about how coaching and mentoring can work together and why many mentoring programs are doomed to fail right from the start.
What do you think about it?
You can find the article on HRPulse: http://hrpulse.co.za/editors-pick/231336-dont-start-a-mentoring-programme-at-work-unless-you-do-it-right
How comes, that every top athlete has multiple coaches and experts to improve his performance?
And how comes, that top executives on the C-Level and below have a golf pro and a personal trainer for their sports activities while at the same time they shy away from having an executive coach who can not only make them more productive?
Times are changing, as you can read in a recent article by the Financial Times, stating that the image of coaching, especially executive coaching, made an U-Turn from a “last call” for low performers to a highly efficient and sought after way to make already successful people even more successful. (http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/da3ea73c-ee30-11e2-816e-00144feabdc0.html#!)
Of course this requires a coach who really understands his business and puts the success and results for his coachee first. Unfortunately the coaching skills of many self-proclaimed experts and coaches are limited to writing down the title “executive coach”.
We highly recommend to select an executive coach wisely, pay attention to credentials or certifications and the coaches experience in working with executives.
Typical questions regarding coaching are
- how effective is it?
- how much is it?
Since I am very result oriented, my fees vary depending on the results we are aiming for. But so far all of my clients are having achieve a positive Return on Invest (ROI) on their coaching investment, because we always generate massive results for them.
The most recent Sherpa Study, including South African figures, gives an overview regarding the standard fees of coaching.
But we should not forget: “How much is coaching?” is like asking “how much is a car?” – it always depends, a Skoda will be much cheaper than a Ferrari. It all depends on what you want to achieve.
The Coaching Fee Study can be found here…
Starting a business is a major task, and it is the first step towards an even greater goal: Being a Leader.
Entrepreneurs who manage the transition from being an Entrepreneur to being a Leader of their company, family and community are the ones who will soar. To achieve this, Executive Coaching and Entrepreneur Coaching are the shortcuts to make this transition successful.
Read more about this in our recent article for Entrepreneur Magazine South Africa “Be the King of Your Castle – How to make the transiton from Entrepreneur to Leader by Axel Rittershaus, Executive Coach“
It is great to coach and teach other people, but as a coach it is also my responsibility to invest in my own education and improvement.
From October 3rd – 6th I attended the largest global coach conference, organized by the ICF International Coach Federation, where I am a member and president of the Cape Town Chapter.
Almost 900 coaches from 56 countries were attending.
I returned with a lot of new ideas and concepts. The most compelling are the recent findings in neuroscience regarding how and why we are motivated. Neuroscience is giving us the opportunity to understand the human brain in a much better way.
I will dig deep into this topic and make the most important lessons available for my clients, because it changes the way we have to lead our employees!
The ICF, International Coach Federation, just published our guest post where we highlight some lessons, coaches could learn from the success of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” book.
No, I’m not talking about the content of the book – that’s not the topic
Coaches can learn a lot from how this “overnight success story” happened and apply it to their own marketing approach.
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I recently got interviewed by the South African Entrepreneur Magazine, when they wrote an interesting article about the best ways to achieve a lifelong learning culture.