Leadership requires resiliency. Current research proves that true resiliency comes from within and not from external methods, tools or tricks. To look inside requires humility and vulnerability. External coaches help people to explore their inner thoughts, ideas, hopes, fears, dreams and vulnerabilities.
Where else does a leader get to explore deeply without fear of being judged? Amidst a world of complexity, challenge and competing priorities coaches provide a safe sounding board to try on new behaviours.