What is Coaching?
Coaching helps individuals achieve positive, long-term changes. If change were easy, we'd all keep our New Year's Resolutions. The key to making it stick is staying focused, establishing accountability, and most importantly, intentionally choosing where to spend your limited time and resources.
What Are Some Reasons Professionals Use A Coach?
In a recent article in the New York Times, this question was answered with the following, "Professionals enlist coaches to accelerate their careers, getting help with things like making decisions, cultivating a presence and achieving self-awareness. Coaches can provide honest, unfiltered feedback, which is hard to find at the highest levels of an organization."
What is the Difference Between Coaching and Consulting?
A consultant will give you advice and tell you what he thinks you should do. A coach works with you to help you find the answers and solutions that work best for you. We get advice all of the time and it's generally disregarded. Real change happens when the client makes the connections himself.
Are Coaches Just For C-suite Execs?
Absolutely not. While a coach provides valuable feedback for executives in the upper levels of an organization (since employees are often unwilling to provide honest feedback directly to these individuals), coaching is invaluable for mid-level professionals as well. A coach can help identify what needs to be done to reach the executive level or simply do your job to the best of your ability.
Depending upon your goals, coaching generally lasts 6 to 12 months. Clients have sessions either in person or over the phone, usually 2-3 times per month. Why? In order to stay focused and make long-lasting changes it's most effective to devote your time and attention to setting your goals and working through your customized development plan. The results will more than justify the time!
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