How My Coach Saved Me: Working in Crisis
Which direction should I go?
Late one night, I received word of an incredibly challenging staffing situation. Based on my role and influence in that situation, I knew I needed to do something.
My mind raced 100 miles an hour. All. Night. Long.
I didn't sleep much. I woke up the next morning, still uncertain of what to do.
What should I do? I had 3, maybe 4, options, but I wasn't certain which route would be best.
I decided to call my coach.
Thank goodness he answered.
I laid out the scenario. It was incredible reassuring to know our conversation would be kept in confidence.
As I laid out all my options, he asked me one question. One question changed the course of the conversation.
It also changed the outcome of the crisis for me.
One, single question.
Even as a coach, having a coach is still critical. As a leader, it is so important to continue reaching my true potential.
Honestly, the question my coach asked is not the important thing.
What is most important is the coach's role.
We believe leaders need a team.
Coaching is a great way to add someone new to your team.
And what I know from that crisis is having a coach is exactly what I needed.
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