Coaching is something that has helped me with leadership development. In fact, I think it’s something that professionals can’t afford not to have.
There I was stuck. Have you been there? Knowing that you have potential, but don’t understand why you can’t get past where you are. Like me, you have reached out for help only to come up empty.
I was there, but I didn’t plan on staying there, and I don’t think you do either. Instead of hoping something would change, I started investing my money in coaching. Honestly, I didn’t know the results I would achieve, but I knew there needed to be a change. Do you know what happened? A life change happened.
Coaching is becoming a huge industry, and I believe it’s because it works. You can go further faster with someone in your corner.
Coaching is one of the best investments I have made in my life, and I would encourage you to do the same. If you need more convincing here are some more benefits of coaching.
1. Clear Direction.
A coach will typically ask what results you are looking for and help you create a plan to achieve those results. The coach will not make the plan for you, but they will help you discover how to get from where you are to your desired future.
A coach is able to offer a different perspective than your own. The reality is that you have some blind spots, so they can help you see what would otherwise not be apparent to you.
3. Increased Productivity.
According to research done by ICF, seventy percent of coaching clients had a boost to their work performance. That same article showed that more than half of those coached improved their time management skills as well.
4. Work/Life Balance.
Coaches can tell when you are off-kilter in your work/life balance. This alone is worth the investment.
A good coach will encourage you to not only grow in your professional skills but give your best to your faith, family, and health.
I have been on both sides of the coaching relationship, being the one coached, and now coaching others. It is something I believe in wholeheartedly.
If you are in a season where you are trying to improve personally and professionally, I challenge you to invest in a coach.