Years of coaching relationships taught me four very important things:
Ø Those with a formal coach relationship developed key skills faster than their counterparts.
Ø Once up to speed on their job, they produced greater monetary results (more sales, bigger bottom lines, more marketshare).
Ø Leaders who went through a coaching process are more likely to become coaches within their own environment and perpetuate the process.
Ø Even after reaching high level executive positions, these folks still occasionally come back for "an outside perspective".