The benefits of hiring an executive or wellness coach are numerous. Benefits run the gamut from those tangible ones like better time management and greater efficiency, to intangible benefits like being aware of the strengths, values and assets that you bring to the table. There is a confidence that is sparked by recognizing and acknowledging your abilities.
I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
The executive coaching process uses several assessments in determining your skill set and personal leadership style, and then uses a process called Appreciative Inquiry to arrive at a true understanding of your assets. This isn't a list of your potential. It is what and who you are-without the distractions, without the pressure, without other people, and without interruptions. But let's face it: most of us don't work alone in a basement. We are in work environments. And those work environments include other people, situations and expectations that seem outside of our control. Executive and personal coaches understand this and use the assessments and information from the Appreciative Inquiry process to help you excel and focus within the real world of the workplace.
The benefits of spending time in the coaching process include: learning how to encourage the creativity and resources out of others, how to leverage the power of conflict to move projects and people forward, and how to rid yourself of unproductive habits.