Think about your favorite professional athlete. How many coaches do you think he or she has?
One of my favorite professionals is Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots. Full disclosure confession, he graduated from Michigan, so I’m biased. Whether you like him or not, he’s been at the top of his game for most of his professional career, and he is, most probably, Hall of Fame material.
Do you think he’s done this all by himself? What about your favorite professional athlete? Do you think he or she does it all alone?
Tom Brady has a head coach, an offensive coach, a position coach, and probably a conditioning coach, who are all provided to him by the Patriots. But, do you think he has a nutrition coach? What about a financial coach, or how about a sports psychologist coach? What about mentors? This list of coaches and support staff could go on further, I’m sure.
Now, I’m not suggesting that you need to go out and find seven coaches/mentors and hire them. I am suggesting that to be at the top of your game as a business owner/CEO you probably need a coach or two working with you on a regular basis. When you have a particular opportunity or problem that falls outside of your wheelhouse, engaging a coach for a short term gig is probably a good idea.
This page outlines the menu of coaching methods I can bring to your organization.