Is coaching for you?

Every coaching engagement is unique and the benefits are both obvious and intangible. Coaching changes people—both the coach and the client! So much of what I know I’ve learned from my clients and nothing is more satisfying that seeing people grow and flourish.

Besides the intangibles, coaching is known to:

  • Improve personal and organizational productivity and performance
  • Create a safe environment to hear your own thoughts and receive empathic feedback to them
  • Instill an innate ability to escape the myopic view and see the bigger picture
  • Illuminate beliefs, thoughts, inner voices, and programming that is holding you back
  • Highlight your own key values and empower you to consistently act upon them with conviction
  • Create high levels of personal accountability and personal and professional growth
  • Identify skills that need improvement and facilitate a path to sharpen those skills and develop new ones as needed
  • Expand your ability to think strategically, to be responsive rather than reactive
  • Provide a sounding board, emotional support, and encouragement in doing the hard things and meeting your responsibilities as a leader
  • Create a kind of balance, as opposed to “work/life balance,” that allows you to meet all of your obligations to yourself, your career, your family, and all of your stakeholders, without seeing them as selfish, competing forces in your life
  • Teach you how to coach yourself, your peers, and your staff

What are the intangibles? They vary considerably from person to person but may include:

  • Greater satisfaction with your life—both personally and professionally
  • Reduced conflict—both personally and professionally
  • Improved relationships with co-workers, supervisors, staff, clients, and stakeholders
  • Increased tacit knowledge and the confidence to use it