Written by Josh Fisher

As someone deeply passionate about fitness, I was certified as a personal trainer and spent countless hours in the gym. I felt confident in my knowledge and skills. That is until I decided to get on stage as a natural physique competitor and recognized a gap between what I knew and what I needed to achieve this new goal. Despite my background, I hired a nutrition and exercise coach. Why? Because to reach the pinnacle of your potential, sometimes you need an expert to show you the way.

The same principle applies to the professional world. No matter how skilled, talented, or knowledgeable you might be in your respective field, there comes a time when guidance, in the form of executive leadership coaching, can take you to the next level. For leaders who want to go beyond competency and make an impact, leadership coaching provides the following benefits:

Unearthed Potential: Leadership coaches aren’t just about correcting weaknesses; they’re about magnifying strengths. By working closely with you, they can pinpoint areas of potential you might not even recognize in yourself. Like a personal trainer who pushes you to lift extra weight, leadership coaches help you discover strength you never knew you had.

Confidential Sounding Board: Just as I could be vulnerable about my fitness challenges with my coach, with executive leadership coaching, you get a confidential space. You can express your fears, concerns, and uncertainties. You’ll receive unbiased feedback, practical solutions, and the assurance that you’re not alone in navigating the complexities of leadership.

Tangible Returns: A coach isn’t an expense; it’s an investment. Whether it’s retaining top talent, launching innovations, building an engaged culture, or simply improving your daily organizational effectiveness, the ROI from leadership coaching is undeniable.

In the sports world, a coach can be the difference between a good athlete and a champion. In the business realm, a leadership coach might be the catalyst you need to transition from a good leader to a great one. So, even if you feel you’re at the top of your game, there’s always room for development when you view leadership as a lifelong pursuit. And sometimes, all you need is the right coach to guide you there.

Founded in 2004, Lead Star is the company behind New York Times best-sellers SPARKLeading from the Front, and Bet on You. Lead Star supports professionals to reach new levels of success through an innovative coaching program, Year to Rise.