For a lot of people, when they hear “coach” they assume that you only need one if you are having a hard time in your life and are not sure what path to take. Coaches are great for that, but they also help clients identify what is important and accelerate their success in life—in their careers, in relationships, and personal health and well-being. If you do not have a coach you might be limiting your own success and your ability to achieve the best version of yourself.
Athletes, executive leaders, and innovative companies understand the power of coaching. Sports coaches work with athletes to achieve new levels of performance. Many companies recognize how coaching can help career-minded professionals increase their performance at work and they invest in coaches for not only their senior executives, but their aspiring leaders. According to a 2014 International Coach Federal (ICF) Global Consumer Awareness Study, 93 percent of consumers who worked with a credentialed or certified coach reported being “somewhat” or “very” satisfied with the coaching experience.
So what are you waiting for?
A coach can be a powerful resource who can help you take action to achieve the things that are important to you, hold you accountable, identify blind spots and development opportunities, and help you get out of your own way.
A coach partners with a client in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is a series of meetings where the client is the topic and they set the agenda. Unlike therapy, which goes into depth about various issues and usually deals with the past, and consulting which generally results in providing clients with answers, coaching is more action-oriented and focuses primarily on the present and the future. Clients determine their own “answers” through the work completed in the coaching process.
Simply put, a “life coach” or a “leadership coach” can help you reach your full potential and achieve success. Anyone can hire a coach; just think of coaching as an investment in yourself. Much like you would hire a trainer or a nutritionist to reach your fitness or health goals, a coach will help you increase your personal fulfillment. Working with a coach will pay off with clarity, happiness and a competitive edge.
If you are ready to improve your career satisfaction, reach your goals, and hold yourself accountable, look into hiring a certified coach to help lead the way.
Ready To Work with a Coach?
Your truthful and positive responses to these statements will determine if you are ready to work with a coach:
• I am ready to make a commitment of time and energy to my leadership development?
• I am willing to participate in an honest self-appraisal?
• I am interested in coaching services because I want to improve, not because someone else wants me to change?
• I am willing and able to devote the necessary time and effort to work with a coach over a period of several months?
• I am willing to explore my leadership successes and challenges to develop ways to improve my performance?
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