It’s been exciting watching the Olympic coverage these last few weeks – just the tonic we needed after the challenges of the last 18 months.
But now the games are over, I wonder – what can we learn from the world’s elite athletes and, in particular, the gold medal winners?
The question on my mind is this:
Would you have entered the Tokyo Olympics without the support of a coach?
Yet most people enter the ‘business race’ without one!
Almost all of the world’s leading sports people employ coaches to boost their chances of winning medals, breaking records and achieving their new personal best.
“I can’t thank my coach David McNulty enough for what he’s done”
– British gold medalist, Tom Dean (Swimming – Tokyo 2020)
“My coach and I talked a lot, and I’m very happy I finally found my way of fencing.”
– Hong Kong gold medalist, Cheung Ka-long (Fencing – Tokyo 2020)
Maybe your first thought is “Why do I need a coach – what’s wrong?”
The answer is probably NOTHING, yet some of the world’s most successful business leaders including Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt and Richard Branson have all used coaches to help them along their business journey.
And a Stanford University survey of over 200 top CEOs and business leaders revealed that virtually all of them welcomed outside coaching to provide them with feedback, bounce ideas off a trusted source, help them improve performance and ultimately reach their goals.
Don’t just take my word for it, Bill Gates says the same thing. Take a look at this short video clip on the value of coaching featuring Gates and former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt.
They reveal how coaching has provided them with honest, insightful feedback and a new perspective that helps improve their performance and makes it easier for them and their companies to achieve goals.
But it’s not just famous people that can benefit from having a coach. If you are looking to hit business targets, overcome challenges and perform at your best – an executive coach could be your secret weapon!
Want to know more?
To demonstrate how coaching has the power to unlock your potential, we have put together a selection of case studies. If you would like to receive a copy, click HERE and I will be happy to send them to you.
Have a great week ahead and here’s to you achieving your new personal best!