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Benefits of Coaching

You can read all kinds of quotes and testimonials by others, but when it comes down to it, the focus of coaching is YOU.

Coaching will help you identify and create opportunities for success - opportunities aligned with your true nature that you may not be seeing. Step by step, at the speed you set (and usually faster); you get to where you want to go.

Here are a few benefits of working with a Coach.

You can:

  1. Establish a greater understanding of yourself and others.
  2. Learn to elicit increased cooperation from others in all areas of your life.
  3. Develop a solid sense of self-confidence, clarity and balance.
  4. Focus on a clear vision of what you want to create, including strategies and a path to overcome obstacles and get you there.
  5. Experience less apprehension, worry, tension and doubt.
  6. Strongly enhance your leadership skills.
  7. Integrate your purpose, strengths, natural gifts and skills.
  8. Build more productive relationships, both professional and personal.
    Have more fun and joy in all aspects your life.

It is increasingly recognised that individuals and groups perform better with coaching and this performance translates into results. Some of the specific ways in which coaching is beneficial include the following:

  1. Coaching for leadership impacts companies through increased productivity, improved communications, increased staff commitment and loyalty and decreased levels of stress and tension.
  2. Coaching assists individuals to remain loyal and committed to the company in the face of demanding global business hours, language barriers, differing work ethics and economic fluctuations.
  3. Coaching can help prevent executive derailment; which, as some studies suggest, can be as high as thirty-three per cent for senior executives.
  4. Coaching helps managers develop better interpersonal skills. Some common reasons for interpersonal conflict include executives being too abrasive, too controlling and too isolated. Coaches work with executives to explore these behaviours, to recognise and regulate their self-defeating beliefs, assumptions and actions.
  5. Coaching helps leaders to think and plan more strategically, to manage risk more effectively, to create and communicate vision and mission.
  6. Coaching aids in developing a culture of trust, commitment and personal responsibility, both internally and with the external world of clients and customers.
  7. Coaching enables the executive or manager to leverage his or her personal power more effectively.
  8. Coaching can develop those leadership qualities that have been empirically proven to be associated with success. These include: cognitive capacity, social capacities, personality style, motivation, knowledge and expertise.

The breadth of executive coaching makes it impossible to nominate all areas the coach and coachee can explore. However, the following is a list of some of the major intervention areas of executive coaching:

  1. When there is a change in structure and an individual executive needs new skills for a new position.
  2. The high potential manager being groomed for promotion
  3. High performing executives whose personality style impacts negatively on his or her relationship with peers, staff and clients
  4. Executives wising to develop their career paths and prospects
  5. As a follow-up on 360 degree performance appraisals
  6. Increasing the individuals’ capacity to manage an organisation – planning, organising, controlling, visioning, developing others etc.
  7. Increasing the executive’s psychological and social mastery skills, such as self-awareness, recognition of “blind spots” and defences, limiting thoughts and emotional effectiveness.
  8. Improving the executive’s balance between work and life demands.
  9. Leadership, management and team building skills
  10. Working more effectively within a changing organisational structure
  11. Working with a leader to coach others in transition

Executives and CEO's

  1. Do you have a life outside your work?
  2. Would you like one?
  3. It is possible to be in the top 5% of your profession and still have a rewarding personal life. In fact, a balanced and happy life is the secret to getting you to the top of your profession.
  4. I will help you take care of what may be obstructing your progress.
  5. I can also help you create systems, improve your organisational and people skills, and shift your personal paradigms so that you can perform at higher levels, with less effort.

As your coach, I serve as a trusted confidant who will tell you the truth, offer a sounding board for your ideas and perspectives, and champion your vision, goals, and dreams.

Professional Women

I have coached countless professional women with great hearts and minds who sacrifice themselves to worn out ideas about how they should live.

  1. Are you thinking so little of yourself and your needs that you do not know who you are anymore?
  2. Changing your life is simply a matter of making different choices.
  3. Are you struggling with the politics in a male dominated company

I love challenging and supporting successful women to unlearn self-defeating habits, to put themselves first, to set personal boundaries, and to clarify and orient around their true values, so that they can have all they want in their lives.

Technical Professionals

Are you a technical professional, great at what you do, but realising it's now time to work on your people skills?

  1. Do you want to create a more inclusive personal life?
  2. Not good at communicating with the rest of the world.

I understand where you are coming from and have lots of experience helping people develop improved communication skills that will enhance both your career and your personal life.

Struggling with a difficult transition?

Are you struggling with a difficult transition? Challenges such as a promotion, a divorce, a major loss, retirement or a career change? I have been through many of these transitions myself and I know how difficult it can be. I am an unconditionally supportive and compassionate collaborator who will help you sort things out, pick up the pieces, clarify your path, and help you to stay on it.