It's lonely at the top.
“It’s lonely at the top!” – Why have people said this for years? Because it’s true!
Who can you safely vent frustrations to? Who can you openly discuss confidential matters with? Do the people who are friendly with you just have selfish motives? Who can you bounce half-baked ideas off of? The weight of your responsibilities can be heavy without someone to talk them through with. You are not alone in feeling this way.
This is where an executive coach, advisor or consultant can come into play. You can trust an executive coach to keep your discussions confidential and to competently offer expert advice that comes from an objective view.
What difference does a coach make?
Having an executive coach in your corner can lead to…
- Improved decision-making and reduced regret – Many times, clients have said to me, “I wish I had spoken with you before I made that decision.”
- Greater confidence to lead effectively – Knowing you have explored all options and scenarios with a trusted advisor can help you to confidently carry out your objectives.
- Better focus on priorities – Narrowing your focus on your priorities will result in effectively achieving your objectives.
- Creation of a more aligned management team – A team with a shared vision will lead to a more enjoyable work environment.
Leadership can be a joy, but it also comes with a lot of weighty responsibility and can be truly lonely at times. You don’t have to go it alone! Do you have a good coach or advisor to walk that journey with you? The Center exists to guide organizations and coach leaders to reach their full potential! Contact us to learn more about how we can assist you in your unique context.
Gray Wirth has served more than 25 years as a leader in corporate, non-profit and military environments. He has successfully led organizations ranging from 100 to 3,100 employees. Gray has lived and worked in five different countries and traveled to more than 40 countries on six continents. A servant leader with a proven track record of delivering results, Gray is driven by data and guided by values. He listens and communicates in a way that creates value for his clients. Gray holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and an M.A.R. from Westminster Theological Seminary.