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Executive Coaching in Sales?

What do y'all think? Worth it or a waste of time?

Do you have or want a career coach for sales?
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CadenceCombat
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Account Executive
I welcome it wholeheartedly but it’s funny because the last time I received executive sales training from an outside trainer, there was a lot that seemed to conflict with my company’s approach which put things at odds and as a result, we weren’t able to extract full value but I put the company at fault for that, not the trainer.
salesnerd
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+16
Head of Growth
To that point, I think unless the entire sales org is receiving the same sales training it can cause issues. Executive coaches can be valuable but I would focus on a communications coach or a more general business coach vs. a sales specific coach.
Simo
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+7
Director of Sales
Fair points. I agree that General business coaching/Exec Coaching is awesome. I have loved the time I spend on that.Β 

My last company ran a full L/D department that included sales coaches and I found more value in reading books. I'd be keen to give it another try though.Β 
NorthernSalesGuru
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+5
Account Executive
Totally depends on your goals and where you’re at
softwarebro
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+4
Director of Sales
In my opinion, you should strive to have more than one mentor. I have several that don't work at my company but they are OG and one internal executive that I touch base with every month or so. Build your network and watch your career take off.Β Β 
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