The Value of Executive Coaching for Creative Professionals

Value of Executive Coaching
For accomplished creative who are aiming higher, there is a solution to the current predicament.

Value of Executive Coaching for Creative Professionals.

Passion is a key part of being a creative professional. You need to love what you do to be creative enough to be considered good at it.

But does this mean that because you are doing what you love, whatever you earn is appropriate? Even if you are certain you should be making more? The answer is a resounding “no.”

For accomplished creatives who are aiming higher, there is a solution to the current predicament. But of course, your talent and entrepreneurial spirit are to be commended, these are very vital “chips on the table”. These qualities are vital for your success as a creative professional, but in most cases, additional skills are required. Besides, creative business is still a business at the end of the day, and it operates on principles fundamental to any business.

But most creative professionals do not have a full understanding of the business aspect to make a successful creative business. This is the reason why most of them turn to executive coaching to serve as a bond between these two aspects (creativity and business). Many will eventually find out that this “bond” is made up of the same principles apply to creativity or business. The only difference being in the way the principles are applied.

Let’s discuss the principles that is similar for both endeavors.

The essence of Inspiration and Drive in Creative Professionalism

A well-penned piece of poetry, a perfectly proportioned painting, clothes on the back of famous people that use a custom design; all these are products of creativity powered by inspiration and drive. Although creativity is inherent stuff (a gift) it could be further polished through practice. Art enthusiasts or patrons of creative art will not wait for people to create something that suits their taste. This is because we have creative professionals just about everywhere and if one cannot carry out the task, the next artist can. So these people have clients to fulfill all their major needs from interior designing to producers and show runners. This is why inspiration and drive are important but not enough.

Similar to the situation in creative professionalism, business could also be powered by inspiration and drive.

The essence of Inspiration and Drive in Business

Similar to the situation in creative professionalism, business could also be powered by inspiration and drive. Thanks to the increased rate of technological advancements, inspiration can provide more power for creativity or innovation. Also, drive is essential because nobody gets successful long-term business results without drive. Business coaching here is simply about providing assistance to clients in order for them to come to a better understanding of themselves. This knowledge would help the clients to properly draw up a business plan that would be most effective and efficient for them. It also helps them to determine what exactly is wrong with their current plan, in effect, what is holding them back from achieving their full efficiency. So, in essence, business coaches could assist creative professionals to increase their performance, boost their earnings while building a strong foundation and suitable environment for their creativity.

The Bond Between Creative and Business Inspiration and Drive is Discipline

Discipline as a word, derives its meaning from old words associated with suffering and teaching, in some cases even martyrdom. So as humans, it is natural to want to avoid suffering. But further research into the origin of the word shows that it is actually gotten from the word “disciple”. This has nothing to do with suffering but has a lot to do with a person who follows someone else for the sake of acquiring knowledge. The disciple is one to searches for intellectual knowledge from someone else and critically analyses this knowledge.

Although the relationship between a business coach and a client is nothing like that of a master and disciple. The only similarity is that the knowledge imparted by the coach to the professional is of vital importance to the professional. This knowledge involves necessary guidelines and reasons why some methods would be more beneficial for them than others. This could be of extreme importance to a talented creative professional because it gives them a better understanding of how to interact properly in any business; ways to make business transactions smoother and faster; provide knowledge of greater security in protecting their creative skills.

Executive coaches who render services to creative businesses, try to empower them to make or pursue strategic plans that would ensure sustained business success. They aim to solve practical challenges that the clients are likely in the long run while trying their best to ensure that the clients enjoy a long-term success.

Cookie-cutter relationships have been found to be ineffective for some clients, this is a fact known to all coaches. To this end, business coaches have decided to try a method more personalized and unique to each of their creative professional clients. These unique approaches help the clients to discover and build upon their unique traits. It also assists them in drawing up business strategies that suits them while achieving their desired results.

As a creative professional, are you looking for more information into how to freely practice your skill while getting the gain you deserve? If so, executive coaching is very important because they help you join the ranks of some of the most successful businesses on earth that are aware of the role of creativity in producing solutions to business challenges. That said, it is vital to remember that the world today is a technology driven and extremely connected one. It is a digital village and there is no reason at all why a creative professional should not be able to get back the worth of his creative works.

I invite you to learn more about the Intelligent Leadership Coaching program. Recently named one of the top three advanced leadership development programs in the world, it is a 9 to 12 month “immersive” leadership and personal growth journey that unlocks and unleashes a leader’s full potential so they truly become the best business leaders and people they can be.

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