Leadership Coaching 101
What Is Leadership Coaching?
Leadership is one of the five components of the SCALEit® Method that are central in scaling your company.
Leadership coaching is one of the processes by which we help executives, business owners and entrepreneurs to get past the mental and strategic pitfalls that cause revenue bottlenecks and expansion headaches, stunting financial and personal growth.
Guiding your team on your Big Picture Vision journey means you must become the best possible version of yourself.
If you want to expand your business by 50%, then you must grow personally by at least 60% to be able to attain that station, carry the weight, and then have the emotional, physical, and intellectual reserves to lead it.
Your own personal growth fuels the courage necessary to lead this mission.
This may be hard to believe, but many leaders—who seem strong, powerful, and domineering on the surface—don’t feel as if they deserve to succeed or to take their company to the next level.
As outrageous as it may seem, they seem to think they were “lucky” to get as far as they have and at some point the luck will run out.
In this regard, they feel like they are somehow not worthy; they are “frauds” who will be exposed if they push the envelope too hard.
Essentially, these leaders lack the confidence necessary to carry the weight of scaling, and are overcome by an overwhelming fear that they can’t maintain it, that things will fall apart, and that they will be embarrassed.
Sometimes, this can create a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If the leader loses confidence, then the employees also lose confidence, and then things really start to crumble.
Confidence is Key
Leaders must work on their confidence all the time; and just as you need to stretch yourself to grow, so does your team.
If you want them to help you scale, then they must be willing to expand their capabilities and confidence.
The only want to do this is to request they do things that are scary or outside of their skill sets.
Initially, they may say, “No, I don’t want to!” Then, if they accept the challenge and go for it, they will experience that over-the-moon sense of accomplishment.
As a leader, you also stand in the role of mentor, and that is one of the most rewarding parts of scaling your business.
If your team members aren’t growing, they will become bored and stagnant.
We are all here on this Earth to grow.
You must be the leader who gives them the tools to rise up, even if it means some expense and some days when the person will be away from the office.
Leadership Coaching Will help You Scale
You are the culmination of the five people you surround yourself with most.
This also applies to your team.
If you support continuing education for yourself and your team, you will elevate yourself, your employees, and your company as a whole—"a rising tide lifts all boats."
Leadership Coaching Brings Freedom
If you elevate and train your team to take on increased responsibility and move up the ladder, you will be freed up to do even more innovative things and will have someone to cover for you when you need to be involved elsewhere.
To scale, you ultimately need to replicate yourself and surround yourself with other leaders, which will create a powerful organization and a motivated culture.
Work On Your Business, Not In It
Finding a leadership coach who has “been there, done that” in business will get you where you want to go in a fraction of the time.
Leadership coaching can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in opportunity costs, and make it possible to accomplish in one year what would otherwise take five.
Leadership coaches can help you stop from spinning in circles, wasting months or even years of deliberating on things.
They can help extricate you from the operational details that you have no business continuing to do on a daily basis, and focus more on working on your business rather than working in it.
Where to Find Leadership Coaching
Over the past three decades, the Pinnacle Global Network team has carried wisdom from one business to the next and from one client to the next.
We’ve continually refined our leadership coaching blueprints so that the principles can be replicated and adapted, regardless of the industry or business model.
Whether you run a brick-and-mortar storefront or an online business, the SCALEit® Method enables you to scale while working on your personal growth and development as a true leader, instead of being a worker bee running every detail of an organization that is actually spinning you in circles.