Thinking of hiring an executive coach? Consider this.

By Glenn Laumeister, CEO of CoachMarket

Fortune 500 organizations and technology startups are among companies starting to understand the benefits executive coaches can bring to the table. As a result, executive coaching has become more mainstream in corporate America, and it’s not just for CEOs anymore. It is not uncommon for coaches to work with entire leadership teams and other high-potential managers at the VP and director levels.

While coaching does require an initial investment, it is becoming more popular as companies see a direct impact from coaching on increased efficiency, workforce productivity, and a higher level of engagement by the entire organization.

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Why Coaching Is the Next Big Thing in Online Staffing

By Glenn Laumeister, CEO of CoachMarket

Online staffing has experienced explosive growth as more and more companies realize the value of leveraging the internet to source and manage their contingent workforce. Online staffing platforms are growing at 60 percent per year, and there are no signs of that growth diminishing. This boom is also accelerating the growth of the freelance economy. In fact, the number of freelance workers and outside consultants is expected to reach 60 million by 2020. As this exponential growth continues, companies will need additional assistance finding and managing a growing number contingent workers and their projects.

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Need Help with Your Job Search? Consider a Career Coach

“Some job searches are more complex than others,” says Glenn Laumeister, founder and CEO of CoachMarket, an online marketplace where people can find and connect to career coaches.  

Laumeister offers an example: say you’re a CMO at an ecommerce company and another ecommerce company wants to hire you. They’ll pay you more and its a better environment. In that situation, it’s pretty obvious that you face a good opportunity.

“Rarely in today’s world is it that simple,” Laumeister says. “A lot of times it means taking a risk, like going to a smaller company, getting more responsibility, or trading cash for equity — all these issues [can] come into play.”

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How to select an executive coach

You’re an HR leader who needs to help the CEO improve his management team. You are a new manager who needs to learn how to lead a team of fifteen. You’re a senior leader who needs help navigating a complex and political promotion opportunity. You’re a CEO in transition and looking for the next challenge. You’re an ambitious executive looking to get promoted but you lack presentation skills. These are some of the needs feeding the increasing demand for executive and leadership coaching.  

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Are your top employees fully engaged?

An engaged employee isn’t talking to recruiters or trolling for jobs on indeed.com. Rather, they are passionate about the work they do and  go above and beyond what is expected of them for the greater benefit of the organization.  Keeping your most valuable employees engaged is critical to building a high performance company.

These employees have the most potential to drive strong engagement with your customers. Highly engaged and loyal employees create highly engaged and loyal customers.

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