It’s maybe time for you to discover a healthier balance in your life, gain more confidence, prioritize your goals, and/or improve your relationships, coaching may be right for you. And it seems that everyone is investing in some sort of coaching these days. Executives, job seekers, and a lot of people are using these powerful tool.
If you are asking what is coaching, let me try to explain. It is a method of directing, instructing and training a person or group of people, with the aim to achieve some goal or develop specific skills. There are many ways to coach, types of coaching and methods to coaching. Direction may include motivational speaking. Training may include seminars, workshops, and supervised practice.
The team or person being coached chooses the direction of the coaching experience. Together, they map out a plan for the success of the objective. A good coach will examine where the person or team are currently and identify viable areas where improvement is needed as well as skills and abilities that can be utilized in the achievement of the goals.
The coaching relationship usually begins with a personal interview. The best way to perform it is in person, but sometimes it can be done over the telephone. This first interview is intended to assess challenges, opportunities and identify the direction that they want to take the coaching relationship and the goals you want to achieve. After that first interview, the person may go through various assessments and evaluations. From there, the coaching experience moves in the direction that is based on the skills, abilities, needs and objectives of the person who is being coached.
What are the benefits of coaching? When a person hires a coach to achieve some goal or to improve their professional or personal life they can experience many great benefits. They can gain valuable insight on opportunities and personal challenges by seeing them from new perspectives. Their decision making and critical thinking skills are increased as are interpersonal skills. They will also emerge with more confidence that will allow them to pursue their chosen career goals and personal objectives. Productivity increases and there is an overall personal satisfaction with work, home and life in general. Coaches help people achieve their goals.
Anyone can benefit from coaching. Are you getting the most out of your life? Are you doing what you want to be doing? Are you going to be financially independent within the next 15 years? Do you have what you most want? Do you have the meaning in life that you seek? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, it does not mean that you have a “problem.” What is does mean is that you want to gain results, and you most likely want to build on your own strengths and resources to get where you want to go. A coach might be able to help you gain the results you want in the way you want.