Let’s settle this now!
Or at the very least open up the topic for discussion.
For people who have worked in a specific industry for three years or more…
Or for the folks who have worked for the same or similar organization for a number of years…
How do you feel about the coach or advisor you may work with for your career and your life?
1. Do you feel they must have experience, expertise and a good working knowledge of your specific industry and possibly the company you work for?
2. Do you feel their expertise and experience as a coach or an advisor is more important to you than having a good working knowledge of your specific industry and possibly the company you work for?
Be honest and feel free to share your answer and why.
The reality is in the first case you may feel more comfortable as the acronyms and jargon may make certain conversations flow more seamlessly. However, where does the outside looking in come into the conversation?
Where does a different way of thinking about anything enter into the conversation?
When have you or someone else in your organization suggested a different view or idea and the response was – “Well, that’s just how we do it here. That’s how we’ve done it for years and we’ll just keep doing what we know works. So just get with the program.”
I’ll bet that was inspiring to hear.
Welcome to the club.
The point here is the ways of approaching problems, situations and even working with people evolves and changes all of the time.
This is why in the second situation the expertise and experience of the coach or advisor is what really becomes valuable.
Once the relationship is established and trust begins to form breakthroughs may occur in various areas.
Some of these may be in areas involving conversations with others at work and potentially at home. Formulating new strategies for growth or acquisitions in the organization. Ways to work across generations effectively.
These are a few examples that have come up in my work with clients recently.
When you’re considering a coach or an advisor take the time to reflect on yourself. Are you willing and open to hearing views from outside of your industry? Other ways of working than how these have always been done in your organization?
It’s always a pleasure to share different ways of thinking with you.
Wenkroy International LLC is a boutique consulting company with a main purpose of helping entrepreneurs and business people create the strategy, the plan and the steps necessary to achieve that person’s vision for their business and often their life, while navigating the obstacles which may be blocking them from reaching their goals. The process may involve one on one coaching, advising, laser focus days, personal growth workshops and more. The process is utilized for individuals, teams, divisions and across entire companies. People are now able to focus on what matters most to them, because, they have clarity on where they are heading.
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