“I absolutely believe that people unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.” ~Bob Nardelli, CEO, Home Depot.
I love this quote. It’s succinct, and perfectly summarizes my point about the value of coaching. There’s a misconception, however, that executive, leadership & entrepreneur coaches are best utilized when starting out in business, or when launching a new venture. Sure, there’s significant value in having a coach during these critical periods, but they’re even more useful following some initial success. Successful athletes don’t stop working with coaches once they’ve achieved professional stardom; they train even harder to reach their next milestone. Every CEO, leader and entrepreneur I know who has achieved sustainable success invests in themselves by having a coach. Your goals and aspirations are never too big, nor too small to work with folks who have traveled the path before you. Is it time you reached up and out?