I just had breakfast with one of my clients, the CEO of a global technology firm. For the past few years we have been working on two primary objectives: the further development of his leadership team, and his preparation for the next chapter of his professional life, as he will soon be retiring.
I am never sure who benefits more in my coaching relationships: the client, or me. I have been so fortunate to have coached some of the most amazing people. I am continually growing and learning from them as I coach them. I love what I get to do!
Something that my client said this morning really struck me. He told me that all he has ever wanted as a leader was to be known as a guy who did what he said he would do. As a matter of fact, he said this became really clear for him as he wrote his epitaph when creating his first Life Plan with me a few years back.