86: Steven Lock on his career switch from IT to training and into Executive Coaching

In his latest career switch, Steven Lock became a Global Executive and Leadership Coach under his firm Executive Leadership Coaching International to help Senior Executives and Leaders overcome challenges associated with leadership, motivation, engagement, and performance. His passion is to help senior leaders and executives become even more effective leaders and reach their professional and organisational goals in the shortest time possible.

As a Certified Solution Focused Coach (CSFC), his conviction is that coaching should be Short, Sharp, and Impactful™.

Steven serves an international client base – from Singapore, Malaysia, India to Switzerland.  His coaching clients include a wide spectrum of professionals, including CEO, COO, CFO, CISO, MD, Senior Leaders, Heads of Departments, and Senior Medical Consultants (Specialist Doctors), in the private and public sectors. He works with organisations such as Microsoft, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Novartis, and General Electric.

Steven is currently on the panel of Executive Coaches for the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Executive MBA (EMBA) programme and a Senior Career Fellow (SCF) with Nanyang Business School (NTU NBS).

What we discussed:

  • What motivated him to pivot from IT to training and finally to executive coaching.
  • The mistakes he made along his career pivots (and what he would do differently with hindsight)
  • The lessons he carried from his training business to his coaching business.
  • Three key things every career switcher must consider
  • And many more…

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