Executive Coaching: When (and how) to Seek External Help

This week, Travis Nipper, sits down with Diane Egbers, CEO and Founder of  Leadership Excelleration and co-author of The Ascending Leader, to talk about how executives and leaders can come to terms with the need to seek external help and how to be selective about who they engage with to shepherd them through periods of growth.

Diane talks about why is it hard for leaders to seek external help right now, the challenge of a different “crisis du jour”, and what the number one need for executive coaching at all times is. (4:10)

Travis asks what leaders are facing now that would warrant them asking for outside assistance. (5:35)

Diane share her perspective on what leaders hold look for if they are thinking about a coach? (7:10)

Diane tells us some examples of when she knows that she is really “hitting the mark” when she is coaching and the importance of being calm, cool, and collected. (8:17)

Do leaders really listen? (9:20)

What can get leaders and their teams through the storm and what does the sunny side look like? Diane notes the number one thing leaders can do to become coaches from the book, “It’s The Manager”. (10:58)

What is the bottom line that leaders are seeking when they pursue outside help? (12:30)


Diane Egbers, CEO/Founder, Leadership Excelleration

Twitter: @DianeEgbers

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