The role of a coach is to facilitate growth and change. This can be growth and change in your relationships, your lifestyle, your career or your business. A coach is not a counsellor nor do they simply give you the answers; an effective coach empowers you to reach your potential, find the right solutions and achieve your goals.
Working with a coach provides many benefits. Some of the most successful people in the world have worked with coaches including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson.
Whether you are already considering working with a coach or the idea is new to you, here are just some of the ways that you could benefit.
Benefits of working with a life coach
If you are unhappy or unsatisfied with a specific area of your life or you feel like there are several areas that need improving, a life coach can help.
- Improve relationships
- Increase confidence or self-esteem
- Gain greater self-awareness
- Lose weight
- Overcome procrastination
- Career progression
- Better work-life balance
- Achieve a goal
- Cope with a life change or transition
- Divorce and separation
- Returning to work after children
- Starting a business
- Recovering from serious illness
- Coping with a long-term diagnosis
A coach will help you work through the emotions and obstacles surrounding your unhappiness so that you can move forward.
Find or regain a sense of purpose
Your coach will help you identify what is important so that you can start putting steps in place to reach your goals. If you have recently gone through a major life-change then your coach can help you set new goals and regain a sense of purpose.
Your coach can give you a new perspective on your life and help you see things more clearly. Sort through your emotional and mental clutter and find out what really matters to you. You will be able to examine the obstacles that are preventing you from moving forward so that you can understand how to overcome these.
Your coach will provide a safe environment for you to carry out meaningful self-exploration. This will give you valuable insight into your strengths and values and the causes of your fears and insecurities so you can start creating the life you want.
Confidence means different things to different people and a life coach can help you build confidence in any area.
- Do you struggle to make confident decisions?
- Are you scared to step out of your comfort zone?
- Do you find it difficult to trust or delegate?
- Does the thought of presenting fill you with fear?
- Do you find it hard to say “no” or walk away?
Your coach will be able to help you identify the root of your fears so that you can overcome them.
Your coach will break down big goals into manageable steps, guiding you along the way and helping you maintain momentum. They will hold you accountable when you don’t take the actions you set and motivate you to keep moving forward towards your goals.
Benefits of life coaching for business owners
Business coaching and life coaching go hand in hand. Your company goals must align with your personal goals if you want to achieve either. Working with a coach as a business owner offers all the same benefits as above and you can translate these into your business.
Greater clarity of your own goals helps you articulate to your team through your mission, vision and values. Greater self-awareness allows you to understand how you interact with colleagues, employees and clients so you can build better business relationships. Building your confidence helps you make more assertive decisions and keep your company moving forward.
Perhaps one of the most valuable benefits is time you will save in reaching your goals. Working through your frustrations, anxieties and personal insecurities will help you overcome obstacles faster so you reach your destination sooner.
Working with a coach will help you to become a better coach yourself so you can lead your team more effectively. You will be better placed to inspire and motivate your team if you have removed your own emotional and mental clutter.
Benefits of coaching in the workplace
Bringing an external coach into your business can provide huge benefits. Some of the areas that can be dramatically improved with the help of a coach include:
- Conflict management and resolution
- Listening and communication skills
- Effective delegation between team members
- Planning skills
- Developing internal talent
- Stress management
- Strategic intervention
A coach can work with individuals on a one to one basis or conduct group coaching sessions depending on the needs of your business.
Why work with me?
Alongside my husband, I successfully grew a chain of over 60 retail outlets, employing over 500 people, whilst simultaneously raising a family. Because of this, I understand the many challenges faced by business owners.
After taking a step back from the business, I retrained as life and business coach as well as a Core 100 Strategic Intervention coach.
I have used the combination of my formal training and my own personal life and business experience to develop effective coaching programmes for clients.
Every person and every business is unique so I help you identify the coaching that is right for you. This could be my online coaching programme, group coaching or one to one coaching. I can also come into your business and carry out coaching with your team.
If you’d like to understand more about how I can help you reach your life and business goals then get in touch.
Contact me today if you want to move your life and business forward.