Why a Coach?
There are many valuable, practical benefits associated with professional coaching.
Individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision making skills, enhanced interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles.
Consistent with a commitment to enhancing their personal effectiveness, they can also expect to see appreciable results in the areas of productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work, and the achievement of personally relevant goals.
According to the 2009 ICF Global Coaching Client Study, companies that use or have used professional coaching for business reasons have seen a median return on investment of seven times their initial investment. Individual clients reported a median return on investment of three times their investment. (Benefits of Coaching, June 2011).
Top 5 Reasons for Being Coached
- Optimize individual and/or team performance
- Expand professional career opportunities
- Improve business management strategies
- Increase self-esteem/self-confidence
- Manage work/life balance
The Difference Between Coaching & Psychotherapy
The primary focuses of psychotherapy are identification, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and nervous disorders.
The focus of coaching is development and implementation of strategies to reach client-identified goals of enhanced performance and personal satisfaction. Coaching utilizes personal strategic planning, values clarification, brainstorming, and motivational counseling as primary tools.