Does anyone know a good executive coach around Seattle? How do I find one? I have plateaued in growth and need to reinvigorate myself.

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Don't waste money on exec coach. When i was in industry, several companies i worked for offered exec coaches to everyone above the VP or SVP levels.

For me at least, it was a waste if time. Exec coaches are mostly ex-HR staff or ex-org consultants. Lovely people who read all the latest research but have absolutely no inderstanding of what your work actually entails or the reality of what really happens. You get lot's of fluffy advice that is not very practical.

My advice is find some mentors. Connect with colleagues in similar roles and also find people who are in roles you aspire to have. I've been so amazed at how willing people are to mentor others.

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Solid advice.

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The problem with exec coaches is that there are no barriers to entry and everyone can claim the title. I’ve worked with four over my career.

One of them has been exceptional. Really changed perspective on work, helps tremendously with lifestyle elements outside of work, pushes in an encouraging way.

The other three.... meh to awful.

Talk to a few and find the one. DM if you want a referral to mine. Might be a fit, but it’s about individual needs.

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Truth. This woman in my extended social circle has the lamest resume on this planet, and she rebranded her current job as executive coach. She mostly just tells people what to wear, but her fashion sense needs a major overhaul. Big time waste.

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