How Business Coaching Is Changing the GameBy Charles Clement | April 9, 2019
Mindset coaching is a buzz phrase that’s becoming increasingly more popular in our culture. These are professionals who help empower people to change their mindset and, in turn, change their lives. It’s a simple, yet powerful paradigm shift that embraces an inside-out path to success, rather than the traditional outside-in approach. The latter emphasizes changing your external circumstances to change your life.
Inside-out thinking triggers a transformational shift in the way we interact with the world; something I’ve seen firsthand while leading coaching seminars as Opal Wealth Advisors’ Chief Development Officer. Simply put, those who adopt an abundant mindset tend to have more financial confidence. What’s more, researchers have drawn a strong correlation between positive thinking and success. In my experience, a positive mindset fosters confidence, and confidence impacts our decision-making for the better.
Changing your mindset is no small thing. Research shows that it affects everything from achievement to engagement to our willingness to attempt new challenges. It’s little wonder more and more business professionals and entrepreneurs are opting for executive coaching. It’s a specialized form of coaching that homes in on the specific challenges and demands that have come to define today’s fast-paced business environment.
An effective business coach is one who challenges your thinking and jump-starts your organization away from a fixed mindset and into a growth mindset via inside-out thinking. In today’s crowded marketplace, professionals and entrepreneurs who don’t clarify their vision, core values and goals will quickly be eclipsed by those who do.
What message are you communicating to current and prospective clients? What kind of culture are you establishing? One that inhibits your team, or one that encourages them to think differently, take risks, and ultimately flourish? These are vital questions to examine within your organization as they directly impact whether or not you meet your revenue goals. Future success or failure has everything to do with effective communication that fine-tunes your company’s big-picture objectives. This is how you lay the groundwork for sustainability and future expansion.
Executive coaching also establishes built-in systems of accountability that cultivate responsibility on all levels. The best planned goals will fail if there are no short-term action steps put in place to stoke our motivation and hold us accountable along the way. Without them, our business dreams will remain just that—dreams that never materialize. Making real strides requires adopting the right habits, developing a mindset of success, and following through with taking your organization to the next level.
Most business professionals and entrepreneurs who leverage executive coaching end up finding their voice and the charisma they may have been lacking before; or finally feeling crystal clear on how to use their passion in a strategic, goal-directed way that moves their company toward greater performance and profit.
Another major benefit of executive coaching and consulting is that it weaves check-in points throughout your journey as a growing company. These are points of reflection where you can take a moment to make sense of where you’re going. Are you making progress on your short-term goals? Have you encountered any roadblocks that have made the path more difficult than you initially predicted? The right coach will nudge you to periodically press pause, take stock of where you are, and assess your progress. This allows your organization to course correct as needed and adjust your action plan accordingly. Like anything else, growing a business is often a work in progress.
Opal Wealth Advisors understands the value that performance coaching brings to the table. It’s what’s driven us to launch our own seminars and workshops that are specifically designed to help businesses and entrepreneurs surpass their limitations, carry out their vision, and find ultimate success. Isn’t that what business is all about?
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