‘Professional coaching is an ongoing professional relationship, that helps people produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, businesses or organisations. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance their quality of life……………………….. Coaching accelerates the clients progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice’ International Coach Federation. www.coachfederation.org/abouticf/standards.htm
Effective coaching helps coachees in many ways, here are a few:
- Unlock a person’s true potential through helping to raise their self awareness through enquiry,
- Find different perspectives to situation
- Build a ‘can do’ attitude’
- Give the coachee specific time to focus solely on themselves
- Increase an individual productivity
- Ignites their passion
- Clarity about life purpose and goals
Research conducted by Manchester Consulting in 2001, found that there was a direct link between coaching and mentoring to bottom business results!!! 22% in profits over the term of their project!!
‘My tax partners know that in teaching tax technical skills they can instruct using the I will tell / show you technique, or they can use the ‘Here is a problem – what do you think is the solution?’ approach. The former may be more time efficient, the latter may lead to deeper understanding’ Bridget Allen, Head of Coaching KPMG
Did you realise from the quote about, that KPMG has a ‘Head of Coaching’? What does that tell you about the importance of coaching to businesses?
Do you have a personal coach either at work or externally? If yes, great!! If not, what is holding you back?
Don’t you want to accelerate your career or business, have greater self awareness, improve your business relationships and increase your performance/ productivity / profits?
I have been providing business mentoring and coaching services for years now and I also have a business coach and my coach Terri Levine http://www.levinebusinesscoaching.com/about has coaches for her different areas of focus!!! Tiger Woods even has a coach and he is the best in the world!!!
People ask ‘Why does Tiger have a coach?’ Do you know the answer? The answer is because he cannot see himself!!!!
For us to become the ‘Tigers’ in our businesses, organisations and in our lives, we need help from experienced people to help us ‘see ourselves’ and to help us to grow.
Georgina Terry FCCA, The Passions to Profitability Expert, provides business coaching and mentoring services to entrepreneurs/business owners passion about growing a successful and thriving business.
Georgina is a business mentor with a difference, as she is a qualified accountant with nearly 20 years experience in business consulting, finance, mentoring, coaching, training and facilitation.
She can be found out www.waystosurvivetherecession.com