What is Life Coaching?
Great leaders like Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates or LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner say that it is absolutely necessary to take the time to think and to reflect in order to become an excellent leader.
Thinking time is easier if it’s done with a really good coach. A coach is usually brilliant at listening and asking challenging questions while keeping you focused on what you really want and don’t want. If you are doing it alone, you might always ask yourself the same questions and then, of course, nothing new exciting will happen. Your colleagues or other board members, they are already too much involved in the business to be neutral enough to support you in that thinking time. And besides the temptation to just put yourself into lots of activities so that you will not have the time to think is big enough. Especially if your time table is full and you are always forced to do something.
From my experience it is very good to do this “thinking time” together with somebody who is not from your company. Then the focus will be really on you and on your thoughts and your philosophy about life. And then you will be able to gain clarity and to be able to act.