What is coaching?
- Coaching is the process through which a coach helps a client get deeper awareness
into a non-clinical situation, identify opportunities for growth, and create action plans
to move towards their goals.
- Coaching accelerates the results for clients by helping them challenge their existing
assumptions and beliefs. This generates clarity and creates new pathways for
- Coaches facilitate the process by providing a psychologically safe space for the client
and providing guardrails through accountability.
- Coaching can unlock an individual's potential to maximize their performance. It does
that by helping overcome habits of mind that inhibit excellence in performance.
What are some situations that coaches can help with?
- Stress related to workplace or life demands
- Communication skills
- Optimize individual workplace performance
- Increase self-confidence
- Manage a work-life balance
- Financial challenges
- Relationship issues
- The challenge of both parenting and working full-time in the same house
- Being let go or having to let people go
- Loss of momentum at work and a general feeling of burnout
- Managing remote teams effectively
- Moving forward in the face of uncertainty
What are the benefits of coaching?
- Coaching allows you to move from current thinking, behaviors, and
performance to expanded thinking and enhanced performance.
- Research suggests that coaching significantly improves feelings of
self-efficacy and worth, allowing for increased self-confidence and ability to
take on new tasks.
- Participation in coaching is tied with enhanced mental health, quality of life,
and goal attainment.
- Coaching shows positive effects on performance/skills, well-being, coping,
work attitudes, and goal-directed self regulation.
- Coaching has shown these positive effects on team members and peers:
- Increased job satisfaction and work engagement
- Improved perception of strategic alignment of job and work-culture support
- Enhanced quality of communication
What is the difference between therapy and coaching?
Please refer to this article if you have any questions relating to the breakdown of therapy versus coaching.