An Innovative Way to Give Yourself a Meaningful Gift This Season

‘Tis the season to be shopping, as Christmas is closing in fast, and many people are frantic to find just the right gift for what seems to be an endless supply of recipients. By its very nature, the focus of gift-giving is an external exercise, almost exclusively done for the benefit of others. Coupling that with the traditional spirit of the holiday season, which holds that it’s better to give than receive, and you can see why most people never think of gifting themselves with something meaningful. We simply expect others to do it for us.

But if society were a bit more accepting of the idea of giving ourselves something meaningful, what exactly would be on your list? Confronted with this hypothetical scenario, most people would probably still tick off a list of material things. But is that what’s really meaningful to you? If you could truly do something special for yourself, wouldn’t you want to consider something with a component of self-improvement?

What if, instead of investing in an upgraded Lexus sedan, you decided to make an investment in yourself by signing up for executive coaching? In order to get in the right frame of mind, you’ll have to get past the misguided notion that executive coaching is a luxury. In reality, it’s an investment. One in which a previous global study undertaken by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Association Resource Center concluded produces a return on investment seven times higher than the cost to participate.

Here are a few of the more specific benefits:

  • Higher performance ratings
  • Greater emotional intelligence
  • Increased cognitive ability
  • Higher degree of motivation
  • Improved conflict management strategies

In a study commissioned by the Korn Ferry Institute, “The Effectiveness of Executive Coaching: What We Can Learn From the Research Literature”, the cost and value of leadership executive coaching was shown to 1) improve skills and performance, 2) increase rates of higher performance ratings in employee evaluations, and 3) influence a wide range of organizational arenas including team performance, productivity, and a higher degree of job satisfaction.

Job satisfaction? What could be more satisfying than that? Deciding to commit to a personal journey of executive coaching can provide you with more clarity, more purpose, and the establishment of better relationships. The intangibles are what make coaching’s benefits so meaningful. And getting started with Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching’s (ILEC) program is easier than you think. ILEC even has a guarantee, determined as a result of a 2019 LeaderWatch® study. According to the stakeholders who rated the performance of individuals working with a master certified ILEC coach for six months noted measurable improvement in 100% of the participants.

This Christmas season, while you’re duly focused on gifting to others, you may want to consider one special gift for yourself. Signing up for ILEC’s executive coaching program will undoubtedly help you grow your leadership capabilities and help you drive breakthrough results. And we’re reasonably certain this would be a gift you’d never think about returning.

Intelligent Leadership Executive Coaching (ILEC) is the world’s #1 executive coaching platform dedicated to growing tomorrow’s leaders through organizational transformation. Our master certified ILEC coaches utilize a proven blueprint and philosophy designed to highlight the long-term benefits of investing in human capital. If you’re ready to take the all-important first step, let’s discuss your mission, vision, and purpose.

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