CEO Today - Executive Coaching Awards 2022

now able to relate financial investment decisions to companies with their executive transition process. Another obvious benefit is the combined result of having a high-performing executive, their leadership team, and the organisation. It exudes confidence to the management board and to investors. We can see how greater alignment of an organisational strategy with cultural execution can increase employee engagement levels and the business performance of an organisation. Successful CEO transitions also provide a platform for thoughtfully engaging external stakeholders. When we look at what the younger generations truly want from their organisation, it becomes obvious that some of the above are not ‘nice-to-haves‘ but indeed ‘must-haves‘. What does this award mean to you? Firstly, let me say that I was not expecting it. But similar to the recent recognition as HR’s Most Influential Practitioner, it is humbling and rewarding at the same time to see one’s work being recognised like this. I am grateful for the award and will cherish it for years to come. The ultimate award for me, however, is seeing my coaching clients flourish and achieve the transformational results that they sometimes deemed impossible before starting to work with me. How do you measure success when it comes to coaching your clients? The way I was trained as a coach suggests that there is only one way that success can be truly measured. It is measured by the client’s feedback and their immediate leaders‘ feedback. So it does not matter how we as coaches think of ourselves or how incredibly competently we think we have been performing. What do you expect the remainder of 2022 and the coming year will hold for your executive coaching practice and your continuing professional growth? I have recently decided to move with my family to Dubai, U.A.E. to dedicate myself full time to my coaching practice (Navid Nazemian Executive Coaching FZCO) and continue to serve clients globally. In particular, I am very excited by a new product that I have developed, namely Peer Group Transition Coaching. I developed this innovative format as several 1:1 executive transition clients have shared the need to reflect with trusted peers about their transition challenges and encountered dilemmas. As you know, it can be incredibly lonely as an executive CEO Today Executive Coaching Awards 2022 - UNITED KINGDOM - - 13 -

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