Q & A
What is Coaching?
Pivot 2 Change defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process using unique NLP practices and Neuroscience that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
What are the benefits of Coaching?
There are many wonderful benefits associated with professional coaching. Did you know individuals who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, enhanced thinking and decision-making skills, improved 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 3.44 times their investment.
Coaching can help with a variety of goal areas. Findings from the 2010 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, showed that more than two-fifths (42.6 percent) of respondents who had experienced coaching chose “optimize individual and/or team performance” as their motivation for being coached. This reason ranked highest followed by “expand professional career opportunities” at 38.8 percent and “improve business management strategies” at 36.1 percent. Other more personal motivations like “increase self-esteem/self-confidence” and “manage work/life balance” rated fourth and fifth to round out the top five motivation areas.
What are some of the reasons someone may want to be coached?
There are many reasons that an individual or team might choose to work with a coach, including but not limited to the following:
There is something at stake (a challenge, stretch goal or opportunity), and it is urgent, compelling or exciting or all of the above
There is a gap in knowledge, skills, confidence, or resources
There is a desire to accelerate results
There is a lack of clarity, and there are choices to be made
The individual is extremely successful, and success has started to become problematic
Work and life are out of balance, and this is creating unwanted consequences
One has not identified his or her core strengths and how to leverage them