The coaching is widely used to reach exceptional results in sports, politics and top management. Now you can also apply it into your work and life.
The coaching is not something new. Most of us already used it in our relations with friends, colleagues, our employees or our children.
The coaching is different from consulting. It is not focused on past problems or on finding their solutions. Instead, the attention is focused on future and on actions. The process starts from the present situation and the set target is reached via concrete actions.
Team coaching helps clarifying each participant's goals and motivation, knowing being that a team of confused and frustrated members don’t have remarkable results. A Coach monitor the team dynamics, suggests ways for joint action improvement and models to focus all attention on the desired results.
That can refer to you, as well:
You are doing well in your job, but you postpone the decisions concerning your future career until you could find time for that?
Like many of us, you have been also hindered too much time by unimportant, urgent problems. James Allen says that you are “where your thoughts drove and you will reach where your other thoughts would drive you”. A Coach can help you to regain your courage, firmness, your competition spirit and to sacrify unimportant aspects in order to reach the really important ones.
Did it ever happen that you have not been promoted, even you have done your job perfectly and good results did exist?
Maybe the real obstacle that blocks your way is just a tiny part of your activity you can not even notice. Maybe it is your belief that your abilities are exploited to the full extent and there is no room for extra efforts. Your opinion on your own career in generally shaded by excuses and reasons that justify your lack of success. But a Coach could help you reconsider all these beliefs and you cold discover why a Coach could lead so many professional sportsmen, movie stars, managers and CEOs to success, all over the world. You could discover your weak points and how could you overpass them, how could you regain your self-esteem and be successful. A well-known example is Andre Agassi, who was assisted by one of the most appreciated Coach, Anthony Robbins.
Two years ago I advised my daughter to learn tennis with a renowned trainer. After he carefully observed her for a while, I asked his opinion and how soon could she become a good player. “In one week she could learn the correct procedures. In another eight weeks she could get rid of the bad ones she is now practicing!” Similarly, by coaching you could reach a systematic approach and change the habits that presently hinder you to reach the desired level.
Do you know the way a fitness trainer can help you to improve your performance and rapidly get the physical state you dream of?
Similarly, a Coach could assist you in obtaining the desired results, considering the targets you set for yourself. A client of mine whished to have better relationships with his peers. At the beginning his objectives were about stopping the recurrent, contradictory discussion he was involved in. Later, after exploring what were his basic assumptions during those conversations, his objective changed very much, becoming about finding solutions to align processes and reporting methods between his function and others.
Have you ever been confused between two options not knowing which one to follow?
Have you ever heard the story of the squirrel oscillating between a nut on its right and a piece of cheese on its left, not knowing which one to pick up first? Believe me, I was in a similar situation, when I imagined that in this world only two options for my problem do exist. The story goes that the squirrel eventually discovers that the menu also includes cheese and nuts! Similarly, a Coach could teach you to consider new aspects, to find new resources, to exploit your creativity, and that in fact many other options do exist!
In short, a Coach could help you to speed up your development on you way to success, no matter that you are a businessman, a sportsman or a politician. Below you can find the results obtained internationally in coaching programs and the rate of return for the investment in coaching activities.
Study case #1
A first study on 100 CEOs of FORTUNE 1000, that followed a coaching training was published by Business Wire review (Manchester, 2007). The participants detained positions of Vice-Presidents or higher ones and many of them (57%) were 40 to 49 years old. The coaching program extended over 6 to 12 months.
The results proved beneficial to:
The targets of the coaching programs mainly referred to help the implied parts to cope with the new market conditions and still be successful.
Study case #2
A study developed by the International Coaching Federation on 2165 coaching clients in 64 countries, in September – November 2008 revealed the following main results:
The rate of return for the investment (ROI) was 344% at the individual level, as compared to the coaching investment, and 700% at the organizational level. These values clearly recommend coaching, both for individual actions and for team activities, as a development method leading to sustainable results.