Many of PartnerExec’s coaching clients are business leaders and professionals who are either leading their own companies or interested in starting a venture. Similar to the coaching Nihar provides corporate executives within established companies, the coaching service for CEO/Entrepreneurs is designed to help you overcome obstacles to success using insight generated about yourself within the context of business and influence.
If you are the CEO of a company or a sole proprietor/entrepreneur, you may face a wide variety of challenges that are difficult to solve alone. Our coaching helps you take a unique four-sided view of your business and personal leadership concerns to ensure you are adequately covering all opportunities and ensuring success despite inevitable challenges.
These four aspects are:
- The external agenda (market, customers, validated product/service)
- The internal agenda (team structure and behaviors, strategic partners, resource allocation, talent growth)
- Your extrinsic drivers: motivators like money, power, life balance, freedom, etc.
- Your intrinsic drivers – values, purpose, mastery and strengths
Ultimately whether you lead a company of thousands or a company of one, your awareness of both your motivations and limitations as well as a willingness to work with other stakeholders, employees or partners will define your path to success.
Coaching helps you learn more about yourself as well as the other players you need to engage and gives you a creative space to develop strategies toward your goals.
Maybe you want to earn a certain amount by a specified date or maybe you just want to see if your idea has some potential.
Perhaps you already have a successful company but now want to scale it out while exploring how you can be more present to the other challenges in your life.
Or you need a sounding board and accountability partner to better manage your time and energy, handle conflict and improve your communication style to land more customers and motivate your team.
Our coaching offering will help you assess your needs clearly, establish a timeline for action and use coaching sessions to unpack any challenges you face both externally and within your own mindset and methods.
For entrepreneurs starting a venture
Validating your idea
There is a lot entrepreneurs can learn from CEOs of mature companies which is provided in our coaching, however many clients are at such an early stage, that their needs are quite different.
One of the most important lessons taught by successful entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs within established companies, is to resist the urge to create a business that isn’t first validated by customers.
Coaching can not only help you plan out how you will test whether your idea has potential, but help you tweak your offering and manage your own tendencies (self-doubt, impatience, etc.) so you don’t get in your own way.
Deciding when/how to make the leap
In working with many corporate leaders who went on to start their own ventures, we’ve recognized that many high achieving leaders simply need a sounding board and an accountability partner to take those first steps toward their dream.
Coaching can help you assess decisions in front of you, check whether they align with your values and capabilities and plan actions to get you to your goals, in the context of your current career and business prospects.
Pricing, negotiating, developing business
If you are close to launching a business or already have a viable venture running, our coaching can help you explore strategies to increase the likelihood of success and growth.
PartnerExec is a coaching company that brings the best of business acumen and self-insight and topics like pricing, negotiations and sales are as as critical to your success as are personal awareness and self-improvement.
We will explore your comfort zone with respect to setting prices, handling customer objections, contacting prospects, etc. with an eye on what works in successful businesses as well as hone your skills and confidence to continually achieve your goals amidst inevitable challenges in your chosen field or market.
Preparing for new life and leadership decisions
It is easy for entrepreneurs to become hyperfocused on their product or service and the dream of growing a company, without recognizing the personal changes the entrepreneurial life brings.
Issues like time management, balancing work with other important life goals, managing troublesome mindsets like envy, FOMO or impatience (that can distract from a sense of purpose and unique values), and building a company that attracts the best in others – all can be explored in coaching to ensure you achieve success along with personal fulfillment.
Use coaching to overcome limitations and set a plan for success
If you’re considering a new venture or already running a company, the greatest gift you can give yourself and those you work with, is a plan to improve upon yourself.
As the saying goes, “you don’t have to be sick to get better.”
Coaching helps you build on your success and removes obstacles that you may be inadvertently placing in front of you.
Learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals faster, with more motivation and less doubt.
Nihar unlocks personal insights. Specifically, by leveraging Nihar as a coach, I was able to: (a) understand important subtleties of my personality type, (b) outline my ideal role based on those subtleties, & (c) define the succinct value I bring to an organization. Going forward, these insights allow me to evaluate new opportunities with much greater clarity. Overall, Nihar is an outstanding coach and I highly recommend him.
It's been a truly refreshing and re-orienting experience working with Nihar. His work experience gives him a solid grounding in the relevant issues at play in today's workplace. He has faced the same challenges. His ear for emotional nuance helps to uncover those niggling issues you probably need to deal with sooner than later, issues that extend outside the workplace. His insights are startlingly simple, yet profound and hard to forget. And he's just fun to work with. I walked in thinking the measure of a coach's performance was simple: it's what you see on your scoreboard. And although my stats have improved dramatically during our work together, what I've been learning is how to enjoy the game again, to get back into my favorite role and just rock it. I heartily recommend him to anyone who wants to do that.
The executive coaching that I have received from Nihar Chhaya over the course of the last year has been indispensable. Nihar has helped me recognize both strengths and weaknesses and has been able to help me leverage the strengths and guide me in working on some of the weaknesses to further my influence in my organization. He has been helpful in reducing some of the stress from the day to day demands of my job, and given me some good coaching tips that help me understand what is triggering the stress and ways to recognize and improve the situation. He is a great sounding board and has allowed me to work through scenarios and ideas with him to get to a better outcome. Through his coaching I have seen a positive change in the interaction with both my direct reports as well as my direct supervisor and my working relationships have shown noticeable improvement. I have also received good feedback from my supervisor on the positive effects of the coaching received by Nihar. I appreciate all of the time and effort that Nihar has put into our sessions and would recommend Nihar as a coach to anyone that is looking to grow either personally or in their career.
Working with Nihar provided the additional boost of confidence needed as I moved from a first-level manager with a small team to a middle-level manager with a large team and increased interactions with top-level management. After only a few sessions, I felt like Nihar truly understood my strengths and pinpointed the areas I needed to improve in. Through thoughtful discussion and coaching, Nihar was able to suggest ways to work through my self-doubt and how to combat uncomfortable situations. These suggestions have led to quick improvement and I am not only more confident in my role but my supervisor, top-level managers and many of my peers have noticed my progress. Nihar embodies everything I was looking for in an executive coach – someone who listens, makes you feel comfortable, understands complex business situations and is truly committed to your personal and professional development.