Guest post by Jeffrey Sooey (learn more about Jeffrey at the end of this article)
There are different coaching services to meet our many and varied needs. There are leadership coaching services and executive and corporate coaching services. These services may be similar but they also have their distinct differences which can assist you when dealing with a specific service.
Let us begin with finding out what their differences are. Corporate coaching services and leadership services both cater to individuals and team leaders, but it is the former that specializes in the corporate world. Corporate coaching services usually work with a company to develop the potential of their employees. Leadership coaching services on the other hand have a larger target market and specialize in small businesses.
When you check your thesaurus, the word leadership is the same as management and executive, but when you use it as a reference for coaching services, this may be very different. Executive coaching only caters to executives while leadership coaching services serve a much bigger market that deals with the leadership skills one may need.
Leadership coaching services offer the following:
They are capable of helping their clients recognize behavioral and/or skill weaknesses that may hasten their journey in becoming a leader. At the same time, leadership coaches will be able to provide support and offer direction on which path to follow to their respective clients.
A leadership coaching service will also help prospective leaders strive to reach their full potential. Presently, you may not be giving 100% to the work you are into or a project that you are tasked with, but with this service they will help you release the creative juices within you and make you do your best at every given situation. For those who are applying for promotion, this will be an advantage for you as by showing your superior your capabilities and skills, your efforts may prove positive.
Another service that leadership coaching provides is helping their clients gain the confidence they need to survive in the world today. Let us not second guess ourselves and look at what we can do and capitalize on that. As a client you can be prepared to do your best and work on the task at hand without worries because you are confident in yourself and your work.
Some leadership coaches I have mentioned before work for organizations. This may mean that you are hired by a company and work for them. You will need to submit regular reports to those involved and make sure that the service runs smoothly.
Another leadership coaching service that you can offer your clients is helping them balance their time with work, family and personal life.
A leadership coach has the potential to change lives dramatically, so for those who have what it takes to become one you have your work cut out for you.
About the Author
Jeffrey Sooey is the author of the Coaches’ Training blog at http://coachestrainingblog.com/becomeacoach/.