Are You Struggling With Your Confidence And Questioning If You’re Performing Optimally In Your Executive Role?
Do you wonder how your leadership style and contributions add value to your organization?
Despite your capabilities and experience, do you often feel anxious about the pressures and responsibilities of your leadership role?
Have you recently taken on an executive position and feel concerned about losing a part of yourself as you adapt to and are influenced by your new position?
Are you struggling with the belief that you haven’t truly earned your leadership role, despite being highly competent, intelligent, and accomplished?
You might worry that others will think that you aren’t skilled or capable of handling your responsibilities.
Perhaps you blame yourself when something goes wrong at work, leading you to conclude incorrectly that you just aren’t likeable or good at managing up. Conversely, you may be dealing with an issue of workplace inequality, wondering how you can maintain or advance your role without sacrificing who you are.
In addition to these professional challenges, you may be having difficulty balancing your leadership role with your personal life and family obligations.
You may feel like the company owns your life, as you are always on call. Still being single or not being able to spend more time at home with your family can quietly chip away at you, as you feel like you are falling short as a partner, spouse or parent. But, it may feel difficult to say no in your workplace. Do you wish you could find a way to balance your professional life with your personal one, and approach and meet all your goals with confidence and clear direction?
Executives Cope With A Variety of Professional And Personal Challenges
Many executives struggle to feel confident in their positions, hiding their personal and professional insecurities behind a mask.
This mask often leads them to feel as though it was luck or interpersonal aptitude, rather than skill, that led to their current position.
Additionally, many executives find it difficult to balance professional responsibilities with obligations at home. You may want to spend time with your partner and family, but are always on call. It might even be that you feel more competent at work, anyway. The challenges that arise when professional and personal issues begin to impact one another can leave you feeling like you aren’t capable of being successful in either your personal life or executive position.
The good news is an executive career coach can help you feel confident in your skills as a leader and happy with your work-life balance.
An Executive Career Coach Can Help You Excel In Your Position
As an executive, chances are mentors and others have coached you in your life.
This ability to be coachable, and to respond to feedback by integrating it into your personal and professional life, puts you in a position to realize quick and effective change. But, since rising to your current position, you may be having difficulty finding someone to open up to about areas of struggle or concern. At Dynamic Transitions, we know how beneficial an experienced executive career coach can be. A coach can help you increase resilience where you need it without sacrificing any of the qualities that make you who you are.
In addition to work challenges, you may be experiencing guilt over your inability to be present for your partner and family.
It can be difficult to slow down and connect on an emotional level when you are so used to fast-paced, actionable items and the sense of achievement you get at work. At Dynamic Transitions, we understand how challenging it can be to manage both work and family duties, and still find time to take care of yourself. Your executive career coach can help you learn to take a break from the pressures and stresses you are facing through mindfulness exercises like meditation and breathing techniques.
If needed, we also offer leadership testing and can help you develop skills in areas where you are struggling, like managing conflict, effective communication or directing others.
If you feel like your approach isn’t working, these steps give us a platform to discuss ways you can implement your leadership style and preferences more effectively. Your executive career coach can also work with you to develop solution-focused, actionable goals and use your strengths to respond to weaknesses and adapt as needed.
At Dynamic Transitions, we are both licensed counseling psychologists with significant professional experience in executive career coaching.
For 15 years we have served as a resource to help new and veteran executives respond to and overcome challenges related to their positions of leadership. With focused attention, consistent action and thoughtful evaluation, you can create effective, meaningful change and perform at an optimal level.
But, you may still have questions or concerns about working with an executive career coach
An executive career coach can’t help me overcome my fear or confidence
Our goal as career coaches is to help you leverage your strengths and identify areas of growth. Additionally, as licensed counseling psychologists, we are qualified to help you address internal barriers. Whether you are feeling anxiety, doubt or are struggling with impostor syndrome, we can help you address the issues that are preventing you from performing at your optimal level.
I’m worried my company will find out about me seeking help.
Executive career coaching is completely confidential, adhering to all of the principles of any therapeutic setting. As such, our work together is safe, private and non-judgmental.
“I’m looking for a coach, someone who will help me improve my performance and increase my confidence, but I am not interested in being in therapy.
Many clients choose us because we are psychologists, and we deal with the whole executive, both professional and personal.
However, our focus in on coaching you to achieve your goals, to enhance your performance, and to work to address your concerns in a solution-focused manner, not on conducting therapy.
You Can Perform At The Optimal Level
If you are ready to begin addressing and overcoming the challenges you are facing in your executive role or if you have additional questions about working with an executive career coach, we encourage you to schedule a 15-minute phone, no-cost, no-obligation consultation.