Dispelling Myths of Executive Coaching

Jun 02, 19 Dispelling Myths of Executive Coaching

Article submitted by Herb Kimble

An executive coach helps you realize your best self. They don’t teach tricks, and they don’t teach manipulation. They help you understand the value you bring to the organization. Yet some myths persist and executive coaching sometimes gets a bad reputation. If you’re on the fence, then dispelling these common myths might help push you to one side or the other.

Coaching only Adds Value to the Less Confident

Coaching brings value to anyone who has ever felt anxiety over the choices they’ve made. It’s an action that improves our experience, and guides us toward finding the answers we need to success. A coach isn’t someone who has all the answers. They’re an objective third-party that can help you find the path you need to achieve success in your life.

Coaching is Just Motivating

Every coach is also a motivator, but that’s not all they do. A coach isn’t a simple self-help book in human form. They help their clients adopt a self-reflective mindset that acknowledges both success and failure. They make your success feel like the victory it is, and they help turn failure into another stepping stone toward success.

Coaches Teach Tricks

Those who dismiss coaching as useless tend to think coaching is about teaching tricks to clients. They think a good coach teaches you how to manipulate others into doing what you want. That mindset isn’t about building or learning, it’s about control. A good coach will be the first to tell you the path to success is controlling yourself. They don’t use cliched thinking, they offer personalized solutions to the challenges you face.

Bio: Herb Kimble is both an entrepreneur and a film and television producer. His roots as an accomplished actor gave him a passion for the arts. Today, Herb Kimble is co-founder of CineFocus Productions and launching Urban Flix, an inclusive streaming company based in Los Angeles.