Many professionals have discovered the benefits of private executive coaching and the tools it gives them to deal with the pressures of success.
Successful people in leadership positions appear to have everything going for them. They present themselves as confident, intelligent, talented and immune to the effects of criticism and failure.
The truth is, highly motivated, driven and accomplished professionals often derive their sense of self-worth from professional success and status, which can backfire in many areas of life.
The Demands of Perfection
Demands for perfection in themselves and others can create difficulties with interpersonal relationships outside of the workplace. At work, “alpha” personalities can struggle to relate authentically to peers and subordinates. Sometimes the problems are due to others being intimidated by a person’s professional success, but often it’s because these accomplished individuals are not open to feedback about their negative behaviors.
The result can be a significant disparity between an outward appearance of self-assuredness and inward feelings of loneliness, isolation, and fear of failure.
All of this creates a stressful, negative, self-reinforcing situation that makes seeking and/or accepting constructive feedback very difficult.
An Experienced Executive Coach
I regularly provide executive coaching for highly accomplished people.
Where other, less-specialized counselors are sometimes intimidated by successful people, I am invigorated by the dynamic, often challenging conversations required to help them cultivate the skills and the balance needed to move from loneliness and fear to intimate and trusted relationships – both with themselves and with others.
I find that our work is most effective when we begin with one or more in-person intensive discussions followed by periodic phone conversations and follow-up in-person meetings.
Executive Coaching on Location
Where appropriate, some clients have found it useful for me to accompany them for periods of time in their work and/or family environments to observe first-hand some of their personal interactions while offering mentoring along the way.
I am available to travel nationwide to provide counseling for executives. To begin a discussion with me about your needs or the needs of a loved one, just click the button below.