My first coach was like my private cheerleader who was there to support me during my transition into another banking role.
Fast-forward five years… worked with various coaches, attended an accredited coaching school, worked on getting certified and accredited, business development training programs and now … a business of my own. It is impressive how quick you can learn and grow in an area that was previously unknown when you put your mind to it. Today, as I accompany my clients in their professional ventures and goals, I am reminded that coaching holds the key to our successes.
The benefits of coaching are outlined in many books and articles, but the truth is we only truly understand its benefits once we experience them. Having experienced coaching during my corporate live, I can attest without any doubt that the benefits of coaching in ones career is priceless. Why is that? Well there are many reasons.
Here are the top four reasons I believe coaching is an invaluable investment:
- Coaching helps you identify and maximize your STRENGTHS so you can excel in your professional role, and get the leadership position you desire.
- Coaching helps you become a better LEADER. By freeing yourself from potential doubt or criticism, you release energy and create a space that is more conductive to becoming a more effective leader, a valued colleague, an engaged shareholder, leading you to excel at your performance
- Coaching allows you to UNDERSTAND the rationale behind your decisions so that your decisions become more intentional and less reactionary. In cases where you need to, coaching can help you make peace with past decisions so you can move forward. As you dive into the reasoning behind your actions, you become aware of your inner motivations and gain more clarity around potential barriers to your professional development. As you grow in your professional leadership journey, it becomes increasingly clear why you do what you do.
- Last, but not least, coaching shows you how to ALIGN your professional life with your personal values. Ultimately this balance leads to harmony and inner peace, which is key for well-being and priceless.
I could write fifty or more reasons why coaching is the key to professional success. Coaching brings out the best in you. YOU are the only person who knows you intimately, the one that knows what is best for you, and what works for you. Coaching can help you become a better version of yourself as you identify and reach meaningful goals. No matter how successful you are, there is always room for improvement. Don’t you agree?
Have you worked with a coach? If yes, please take a movement to comment and share what you see is the #1 benefit you received from that experience.