People hire coaches for many different reasons. Sometimes a coach helps to bridge a gap. Others are looking for more out of their personal or business life. The first thing we do is discuss what changes you would like to make and come up with a game plan. We explore your strengths and abilities and design a way for you to have the life you want. I’ll ask for your best effort. With each goal you attain, we’ll celebrate together!
The Value of Coaching
Professional coaches are sought by people from all walks of life for a variety of reasons. Your motivation and desire to hire a coach may include one or more of the following:
- Maintain focus and motivation
- Jump start your career or take it to the next level
- Create an action plan for change
- Improve your leadership skills
- Brainstorm ideas
- Increase your self-confidence and self-esteem
Coaching Really Works!
By brainstorming with an objective person who is not in your business or your family, you get objective feedback and support. The commitment to making changes can be very powerful. We often need accountability to drive us to action. Committing your next action step to your coach inspires you to move forward. There is no penalty if you don’t succeed with your weekly commitment, but there is a great feeling of support and satisfaction when you do. For many, the accountability really makes the difference.
Benefits of Coaching
What are your expectations?
Coaching can help you to:
- Identify your unique attributes and strengths
- Get support and provide accountability
- Give you confidence
- Stay motivated
- Get a jump start
Benefits of Using a Coach
(from International Coach Federation)
Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. And, the list does not end there. Those who undertake coaching also can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals.
Professional coaching maximizes potential and, therefore, unlocks latent sources of productivity.
Building the self-confidence of employees to face challenges is critical in meeting organizational demands.
Return on Investment
Coaching generates learning and clarity for forward action with a commitment to measurable outcomes.The vast majority of companies (86%) say they at least made their investment back.
Virtually all companies and individuals who hire a coach are satisfied.
Source: ICF Global Coaching Client Study was commissioned by the ICF but conducted independently by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Why Hire an ICF Credential Coach
Coaching clients should demand the highest standards of coaches: training, ethics, certification
Would you go to an accountant who wasn’t certified? Or to a doctor who didn’t pledge to uphold the Hippocratic oath? Why would you partner with a life or business coach who hasn’t been trained in the coaching process or doesn’t abide by a code of standards?
Coach-specific training, ethics and certification are the first things clients should ask for when deciding on the coach they will hire, according to the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world’s leading organization of professional coaches. A true professional coach will be able to answer yes to all of these requirements.
“Unfortunately, not everyone who labels themselves as a coach has been formally trained in coaching skills,” says ICF President Karen Tweedie, PCC¹. “Beware of those who tell you they are a coach but lack certification and do not abide by the ICF Code of Ethics, considered the industry’s highest standard. While a person may have significant expertise in other professional areas, such as business, consulting, education or counseling, this does not make them a coach.”