Coaching is sexy, coaching is fun.
There are so many of them, but which one to choose? My problem is that whenever I talk to a coach who wants business from my company, I always get a brilliant performance, which gets me thinking… I want brilliant performance from my executives, should the coaches really shine?
A coach is someone who will be left in the shade. One has to make peace with is idea. If you consent to become a really good coach, you have to resort to the realization that one day, and perhaps very soon, your coachee will outgrow, outperform and out-I-don't-know-what-you, but the reason you are a coach is because you have the knowledge and/or skill but not the potential or talent to be excellent on the large scale of things. That's why the best coaches are high professionals. They coach high potentials how to become their bosses and deliver disproportionate amount of value to the organization. Hence the reason why those high professional coaches are so valuable. They are the backbone, the talent factories, the nurturers; they enjoy watch others grow and progress fast up the ranks. Soon someone will note that these high professionals are so good with young grads, hipos and top talents that what they will be doing for the rest of their careers is this: coaching.