Think HBR

Do you have a disruptive coach?

Paul Siderovski
SiDCOR Chartered Accountants
First and foremost, if you are in business and want betterment in your life then you need a coach. Not all coaches are great and not one size fits all. Different styles of coaching are a match for different types of leaders.
What is the main quality I look for in a personal coach? They need to be “personally disruptive”. This means they aren’t wrapped up in their ego but rather they will put themselves in the firing line (LITERALLY) and create disruptions for me.
They are someone that will say the unsayable. Someone who knows your personal and business vision and works with you in context. This is with the goal of me becoming a better person and hence a better leader.
So how do you, as the leader, ensure you get the right coach and they create this kind of disruption? Firstly, look at their results with other clients. Then, give them permission to be RAW and REAL. And finally, ensure
1. They are not ego driven
2. They genuinely care and are a good person
3. They have empathy
4. They are disruptive and it excites them to be
5. They are focused on your vision and your personal why
In my experience as a business coach I think about the intervention and disruption I had to cause for a personal friend and client I coach. I get excited by the shift and breakthroughs that are about to occur and for him, they are phenomenal and life changing.
My key methods of disruptive personal coaching I employ for the clients I work closely with:
• The 6 human needs and how they are serving and showing up for them
• Having conversations NOW and not sweating on them
• Taking responsibility
• Flipping the coin
• Context/Content
• Standards and Extras
I’ll leave you with this...when was the last time you acted like a d%#$@ and you knew it and the people around you knew yet let you continue to do so? If one of them was your coach…then you don’t have a disruptive coach!
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Paul Siderovski2 Paul Siderovski

The founder and Managing Director of SiDCOR Chartered Accountants, has 21 years experience since starting as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1995. Paul started Newcastle-based SiDCOR in 2002. Paul has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Taxation Institute of Australia as well as the National Tax and Accountants Association.