A few weeks ago one of our graduates called me and shared a brief update with me. Our conversation was one that I will never forget. Our conversation reminded me why I want everyone in leadership to have coaching skills in their toolkit.
Part way through our conversation the graduate just stopped – and there was a long pause. And then, with a shaky voice that was full of deep emotion, he said the following:
“You and your faculty will never know the difference you made for me. As a leader, I had just given up! But the coaching skills, along with the coaching I received in class, helped me reclaim my call to leadership. I learned so much, and I personally benefited. I am now making a major difference in my organization and the people I interact with. We are having conversations that really matter. Thank you.”
This is why I am obsessed with every leader becoming a coach!
All the best to you,