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  • Writer's pictureKohei Yoshino

Why Hire a Leadership Coach

Updated: Mar 8, 2022

Are you feeling lost and lacking clarity in life? Or are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to begin? Or are you stuck at a place where you are not really living up to your full potential? If you are, you are certainly not alone.

Throughout my professional career and personal life, I’ve had opportunities to meet high achievers who are feeling this way and one thing that they have in common is they do not seek out help to get clarity or guidance on life as if they’re taught to figure everything out on their own. They often go see doctors when they have health-related concerns. Similarly, they go see lawyers when they need assistance with complicated legal issues such as divorce or inheritance.

The interesting thing, however, is when they are having issues with the direction of their lives (e.g., career, relationship, life visions and goals, self-esteem, or vulnerability), they often try to sort things out on their own. Sometimes they may talk to friends, read a book, or listen to a podcast but nothing seems to significantly help them move forward in the way they want.

Coaching is a facilitative approach, in which the coach enables future self-directed learning and development (Passmore & Lai, 2019)

Here’s how coaching can help

Reaching out for support and expertise is an important skillset and it really accelerates your growth. If you feel that you could benefit from getting some support to move forward in life, I highly recommend giving coaching a shot. For those of you who are not sure what coaching is, it is a facilitative approach, in which the coach enables future self-directed learning and development (Passmore & Lai, 2019). In other words,

coaching provides you a space in which you can learn about ways to get unstuck and strategize how to achieve your goals. As discussed by Adam Grant (2017), coaching needs to be deeply personalized and coaches create interventions tailored to the needs of their clients.

If you are interested in discovering creative ways to tackle your challenges, book a complimentary call with me


Grant, A. M. (2017). The third generation of workplace coaching: Creating a culture of quality conversations. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 10(1), 37–53.

Passmore, J., & Lai, Y.-L. (2019). Coaching psychology: Exploring definitions and research contribution to practice? International Coaching Psychology Review, 14(2), 69–83.


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