Wouldn’t it be great to have someone help you perform at a higher level than you can achieve on your own? Get a coach. Even experienced managing partners need someone to push them to their potential.
Given what we know about top athletes who achieve great things because of their coach, it would seem logical that we could also expect a similar experience in the business world.
In public accounting, true performance coaching seems to be the exception rather than the rule.
Leaders in accounting firms are prime candidates for a coaching process. Does the following sound like you?
- You are busy taking care of your clients, working hard and meeting deadlines.
- You don’t get a lot of direction or guidance from the firm but that’s okay.
- You either don’t have any personal goals or if you do they only see daylight once a year.
- No one is pushing you and things are going pretty well (as far as you know).
- Life is good.
All of this describes most partners in accounting firms.
Seek out a coach. There may be great candidates inside your own firm but don’t be afraid to go outside to seek help.
Read my full article on this topic here.
Read about my coaching services here.