Who is your favorite performer? An athlete, musician, actor? Think about his/her career and success. How did he/she reach this level of greatness? While natural talent likely played a role, chances are that he/she required and had a great deal of coaching to refine skills, focus on the fundamentals and achieve excellence. Though some may not admit it, even the best of the best require coaching. This is not only true on the field or the stage. There are numerous benefits of coaching in the workplace and in one’s personal life. (www.performex.com)
Coaching is critical to helping both individuals and teams reach their maximum potential. It provides commitment and capability – the two factors needed to improve a skill or competence.
A survey conducted by Clear Coaching in 2006 revealed several benefits of life coaching to companies and individuals. According to the survey, life coaching has helped employees in;
• increasing perception by 63%
• acquiring a new skill or improving on an existing one by 50%
• improving work relationships within a team by 50%
• being able to see other perspectives by 47%
• applying some clarity to work life by 43%
• increasing motivation by 43%
• performance approved by 43%
• making employees seem happier by 40%
• enjoying a better atmosphere by 40%
• growing into a new role by 40%
• changing approaches to work situations by 37%
• enhancement in obtaining agreed goals by 20%
The great benefits of coaching cannot be overemphasized. Makes you very likely to see quick, and achieve more positive results as an outcome. This is because coaching is participative and people tend to learn and adopt new habits more easily when they are actively engaged in the learning process. As soon as a coaching session ends you can implement a new practice.
The process is entirely devoted to you – your issues and the attainment of new behaviour goals. One great point about coaching is that it takes place over an extended period of time. Which means will be constantly challenged and encouraged to work on issues that need improvement. (MTR Group)
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