Coaching has a powerful, positive impact on self-confidence, work-performance and wellness. Coaching is a highly personalized and individualized process where the coach accompanies you and works side by side with you towards the achievement of your goals.
The coach will help you gain self-awareness, clarity and perspective. The coaching process is a holistic approach that adapts to individual circumstances. Each person is unique. It encourages the coachee to bring their whole self, and creates a 360º picture where all the aspects of the coachee particular situation are highlighted and connected.
Expert coaching is designed to empower the individual to find their own answers within themselves. Nobody knows more about you than yourself. Therefore, it’s the coachee, not the coach, who sets the goals, defines the strategies and actions, and determines what indicators of success seem appropriate for them.
Coaching guides people to take time to set their own priorities and to make those priorities a greater part of their lives. A good coach can help you reconnect with what you love about your life and your work. Thus, self-care is improved and a greater alignment with your goals is accomplished. As a result a better work-life balance is achieved.
A transformational impact
Expert coaching can have a profound transformational impact on individuals in both their personal and professional lives. The benefits can be immediate but continue over the years, along your career and lifetime.
One essential aspect of coaching is to help individuals to know themselves better: Coaching helps to get clarity, to recognize and accept your qualities, as well as those areas to develop. A coach provides space and structure for the reflection that is necessary for learning and growth. They help you understand what your values are and where your actions diverge from your values or stated goals.
When coaching is implemented in a whole team, their productivity is boosted. When team members are happy, feel supported and competent, and have a sense of belonging, their productivity and performance go up. Coaching helps team members find meaning in their work and feel a sense of purpose, belonging and satisfaction.
The benefits of coaching
The benefits of coaching are many; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (source: ICF).
A coaching process takes some time and provides life lasting results. On the contrary, short courses do not stimulate this long lasting transformation. For example, group leaders are frequently asked to attend leadership courses. This is the traditional approach. In the short-term, the individuals learn new strategies that may improve their performance. However, in isolation these courses rarely produce a sustained effect. Although the external individual behavior may change, it needs to be supported by changes in their inner self and thought processes. In this sense coaching is most effective.
Working with a coach is an incredible and powerful tool that helps create a more productive and engaging work environment. The benefits of coaching are profound both personally and professionally, for both individuals and teams.