What is Leadership Coaching?
Leadership coaching is one of the most powerful ways to help leaders improve their effectiveness and take their leadership to the next level.
Unlike leadership training which often follows a set progression of curriculum, leadership coaching is 100% personalized, and has been proven an effective way in helping leaders identify blind spots, expand perspectives, amp up their confidence and influence, or prepare them for larger roles.
Highly successful leaders like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Eric Schmidt have one thing in common – all of them sought the help of an executive coach. As Bill Gates says in one of his famous TEDTalk, “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player. We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
Coaching Helps Leaders Gain:
Strategic Thinking Skill
Good Execution Skill
Ability to Manage Change
Leaders improve work performance, relationships, and communication skills
Leaders report increased self-confidence
Leaders better engaged their employees
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Positive Coaching Experience
#BestOfMe Success Stories
Hear what leaders share after their leadership coaching with BestOfMe
Our Coaches’ Impact on Leaders
I have a much closer working relationship with my team, I feel connected with my team and I have a true appreciation when I work with my people.
Deputy Finance Director, Education Industry
My coach helped me to discover that as a leader it is important to create a safe environment for the team to work together with good emotions, trusting and understanding each others’ strengths.
Head of Department, Financial Industry
My coach helps me to understand the underlying issues behind my weaknesses and provides practical recommendations to improve the weaknesses.
Forensic & Integrity Services Senior Associate, Accounting Industry
Meet some of our leadership coaches
All our BestOfMe Leadership Coaches are carefully hand-picked via a rigorous selection process based on their experiences and qualifications. All BestOfMe coaches bring with them not just proven leadership coaching track record, but also extensive industry experience. Most of them were successful corporate leaders before becoming professional coaches.
Chay Hong Leng
25 years of corporate experience in the Financial services industry. Prior to embarking on a coaching and corporate training career, Chay was a Managing Director with a Global Private Bank.
“I believe that everyone is already ‘whole, complete, made perfect & unique’, just as you are. The reality is that you have to unravel that ‘real & authentic you’. A Coach can serve you in that discovery, to partner you in the process, to think with you, to co-create with you, in doing so, to bring out the ‘best of you’.”
Loo Kai Yee
Kai Yee’s professional coaching in leadership development is backed by more than three decades of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, where he held senior positions in manufacturing, HR, organizational development and culture change.
He coaches leaders individually for greater personal effectiveness, as well as help leaders and their teams to excel and be fully engaged and do their best work. He also believes in doing good for the community.
Over 20 years of work experience in global corporate environments, with extensive senior management and human resources experience. Diana has worked across a wide range of industries including oil & gas, chemicals, logistics, trading and manufacturing.
Diana specialises in leadership development, organisation culture and engagement. She is also a facilitator and mentor to individuals, teams and companies. She engages in the spirit of co-ownership when dealing with her clients.
Fact or Myth
Coaching is only for C-level executives
While coaching may have traditionally been reserved for senior leaders, there is no reason why it can’t be used to help develop employees at all levels.
At its core, coaching is about helping people achieve their full potential. It is for anyone who wants to improve their life or career. Coaching is an investment in people and it’s proven to be an effective development tool. Coaching accelerates performance, develops leaders and creates engaged employees.
Coaching is only for those with a problem
Many people assume that coaching is a form of therapy, meant to address and fix some sort of problem or challenge. While this may be true in some cases, it is by no means the only use for coaching. In fact, coaching can be beneficial for anyone looking to improve themselves in some way, whether it’s a matter of career advancement or increase your effectiveness as a leader. Through coaching, you can tap into new ideas and perspectives on your situation, opening up different possibilities and unlocking hidden strengths.
Coaches provide support, motivation, and tailored guidance, allowing you to tap into your full potential and become the best version of yourself.
Coaches does not give you answers
Coaching is not a one-way dialogue, in which your coach has the answers and you just need to listen and absorb. Coaching is a collaborative effort – it involves the coach asking great questions and helping you tap into deep wells of wisdom within yourself (the inner truths) so that you are empowered and can chart your own unique paths forward into the future.
While the coach may have some insights and experience to share with you, ultimately you have to decide which action to take as every one of us has our own individual perspectives shaped by our unique experiences, beliefs, values, and goals. Hence, coaching is about helping you find your own way forward, not giving you answers on a silver platter!
Coaching is costly
This is a popular belief that coaching is expensive which is why only mainly offered to C-level executives. In fact, coaching has been shown to be one of the most effective forms of professional development. The ROI of executive coaching was almost 6x the cost of coaching as reported by International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Coaching is actually a very affordable and effective way to help anyone achieve their goals especially with the emergence of digital coaching (offered by BestOfMe) where coaching can happen anytime, anywhere. It’s also important to do some research and find a coach who truly understands what you need. Let us do the homework for you! BestOfMe coaches are carefully interviewed and shortlisted based on their corporate and coaching experience as well as track record.
The impact of coaching can be measured
Coaching is often thought of as a nebulous, intangible concept. But the fact is, coaching can have a measurable impact, both tangible and intangible. Suggested metrics to measure the impact of coaching:
- Individual self-assessments
- Employee satisfaction / employee engagement
- Manager assessments
- 360-degree peer assessments
- Employee retention
While the impact of coaching can be measured in many ways, coaching is most successful when it results in positive changes in behavior through self-discovery, feedback and goal setting to take action. The effects of coaching is truly meaningful and worth celebrating!
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