Posted on July 21, 2009 by Daniel Chiodo, One of Thousands of Executive Coaches on Noomii.

It takes years to collect the broad range of experiences that executive coaches have so that they can help executives reach their desired results…

Executive coaches don’t think they are smarter than the executives they coach. They just work hard to bring the experiences they’ve had to the table so that the person being coached can learn from those experiences and avoid some of the business traps they might otherwise encounter.

As an executive, you thought my coaching process would start by immediately focusing on your work life. You were ready to list all the things you want to improve upon. We will definitely get to those items, but first I want to learn more about you as a person.

Your happiness is the most important goal for me to see you achieve, because that means I’ve done my job. I want you to be proud of the new mindset you’ve developed to approach your work.

One of the things I notice when I work with executives who truly want to be coached (I do ask them that question before we agree to work together) is that they are very young-thinking. They are life-long learners who desire to be the best they can be. These executives can be: New executives, Seasoned Executives, or Re-invention executives those preparing for a new career or semi-retired life.

My most successful clients are the ones who aren’t afraid to step and out and try new strategies. They want to establish positive habits that lead them in new directions.

I have clients who say some of the things I teach them were things they already knew, but weren’t practicing. The big difference is that I give them ways to make THIS the time that they finally propel themselves to success.

So, in my coaching, I try to take all the great wisdom an exeuctive already has, sprinkle in some of my experiences and perspectives— and watch him or her become even better than she or he ever thought they could be.