"who exactly seeks out a coach ... winners who want more out of life"
Coaching, once perceived as punitive, is now regarded as a tool to gain competitive advantage and sharpen the skills of individuals – especially top performers.
Coaching is one the most talked-about trends in management. A recognition of the benefits of this powerful tool. Strong evidence supports that managers are more productive and more successful when they have a coach in their corner. Coaches focus on maximizing the potential of the individual. Because coaches are outsiders, they offer an objective and detached perspective which is very valuable to both the individual and the organization. It is easier to open up to someone who is not involved in the day-to-day operations.
Some of the Objectives of Coaching
- To strengthen professional development in the organization and thus the internal pipeline of talent
- To enhance the attitudes and skills of leaders to be more productive in their daily work
- To help leaders learn this coaching skill and be better coaches to their staff
- To help leaders discover compatibility of their role with their goals and abilities
Having a coach is like having your own personal navigator. It is having someone in your corner that is committed to your success. Imagine a relationship, which by design, places total focus on you.
Imagine the benefit of regular conversations with a skilled professional. Imagine a safe place to think, to dream, to clarify, and to achieve.
The Professional Coach, unlike most other parties in an individual’s network is:
- Objective and unbiased
- A subject matter expert
- Highly skilled in facilitating learning
- A confidential resource and sounding board