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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Nicholas

Leadership Coaching: The Power of Real Experience

Choosing the Right Coach: Why Real Leadership Experience Matters

I'm often asked what separates a good coach from a great one. While certifications, frameworks, and methodologies are valuable, at the end of the day, it's what benefits the clients most, and repeatedly, clients share it's the coach's real, lived experience. 🌟


As many know, leadership is more than a concept; it's a practice refined over a long period in the real world. When you are in the trenches facing professional headwinds and looking for support, does an advisor with only academic knowledge or someone who empirically understands the complexities and nuances of executive decision-making, the weight of responsibility, and the intricacy of guiding teams through change matter most to you? 

The answer is clear.

Coaches who have lived through the challenges and triumphs of leadership themselves provide unmatched depth and valuable insight. They know what it's like to make tough decisions, to steer teams through uncertainty, and to stand accountable for big moves. Call it muscle memory, wisdom, discernment, but the collaboration is richer, more results-oriented and you, the client, win. 

If you're on a journey to refine your leadership skills, my advice is to seek out a partner who can bring the heft of lived experience to your relationship. 

📲 If you are interested in thinking bigger, leading differently with the support of someone who’s been there, please message me to discuss how I can help you achieve your goals.

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