Using Executive Coaching for Lawyers
A few years past, the thought of having a personal coach in the field of law would be deemed inappropriate. But perhaps the act of having a coach would be the last thing most lawyers need, what with the degree they hold and them being hardwired to be inherently skeptical. But now, because of the competitiveness in the field of law, executive coaching has been slowly moving out of the shadows and has gained a lot of traction in the few years. For most firms, their lawyers now have acquired the services of an executive coach to boost the services they offer.
Actually, when given much thought, the way we get better at any field in any industry is to have someone well versed to coach us and aid us in the process. In the field of law and law firms this is a very true fact, and at the very least, can improve a lawyer’s performance in his job.
In law firms, there is a need for demonstrating emotional and social intelligence, especially when dealing with clients. There is also a need in most law firms today to have high enthusiasm and energy in order to have high performance. Hiring an executive coach can help you with these aspects, to be the best you can be in your workplace. Also, when lawyers hire executive coaches for their profession, they have been shown to exhibit higher empathy towards their clients, as well as having more focus to achieve their goals.
However, most people have not yet discovered or fully adapted the practice of hiring executive coaches for their lawyers. Once law firms do adapt the practice of hiring executive coaches, they have had better performing lawyers among their workforce. Try to find the following qualities in most executive coaches for lawyers if you yourself are searching for executive coaches.
Always try to look for an executive coach that can coach you with adequate qualifications. Unfortunately for most people, anyone can choose to label themselves as coaches now, so you should look for a postgraduate degree from someone looking to coach you. The executive lawyer you choose to coach you should have at least attended a few seminars and workshops to effectively coach you, and he/she should have the appropriate certificates to show.
Another good basis for you on how to choose the right executive coach out there for you is to view their experience. Reference should also be taken into consideration when choosing an executive coach for lawyers. An executive coach should be happy enough to let you talk to one of his/her previous clients that can attest to the success of his her coaching if he/she is truly excellent in the field.
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