Benefits Of Professional Coaching

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Live An Extraordinary Thriving Life With The Benefits Of Professional Coaching

Creating Thriving Human Capital

Consider the benefits of professional coaching as the support system for an extraordinary thriving life. For our organizations to thrive and prosper, they must be led by focused, thoughtful leaders who embody an integrated approach to life. To create organizations that are resilient, able to adapt to changing market conditions and deliver exceptional results, we need to sustain, cultivate and expand talent – not deplete it. With the incredible pace of today’s business environment and the overall landscape of life as we know it, ensuring our leaders are healthy and balanced in all the areas of their lives is a forward-looking strategy for growth.

The benefits of Professional Coaching provide a safe confidential space to have conversations leading to an extraordinary thriving life.

This 2008 Gallup Consulting study finds that providing social support generates greater productivity in the long run and concluded that employee engagement is a force that drives business outcomes. Engaged employees are more productive, profitable, and customer-focused.

Benefits of Professional Coaching

  • Create intentional vision and action steps for the future
  • Accountability for a bigger version of one’s potential, operating at peak performance
  • Inspires people to connect to their inner wisdom, vision and purpose
  • Enhanced awareness of one’s inherent worth and value as a human being
  • Less reactive and more neutral to outside influences and unexpected events
  • Clarity around life purpose, meaning and goals
  • Ability to take 100% responsibility for one’s life and all the experiences in it
  • Slow down and show up fully present
  • Provides safe environment to uncover and discuss weak spots without judgement
  • Shift out of overthinking and self-doubt and into unlimited possibility
  • Relationships are strengthened and flourish
  • Overcome fears and obstacles holding one back
  • Provides Tools for
    • Accessing inner wisdom and knowing
    • Moving past judgements of self and others
    • Converting life’s set-backs into future successes
    • Taking ownership of one’s own internal experience, not dictated by outside circumstances
    • Shifting perspective and seeing one’s world differently
  • Cultivation of Life Qualities
    • Self-Awareness and Self- Acceptance
    • Courageous
    • More Joy and Aliveness
    • Expanded Creativity
    • Enhancement of Strengths
    • Compassion and Love

Here are some other big thinkers who share what they see as the benefits of professional coaching.

“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.”
Bob Nardelli, CEO, Home Depot

“Recent studies show business coaching and executive coaching to be the most effective means for achieving sustainable growth, change and development in the individual, group and organization.” — HR Monthly

“Who exactly seeks out a coach? Winners who want even more out of life.” — Chicago Tribune

“Executives and HR managers know coaching is the most potent tool for inducing lasting personal change.” — Ivy Business Journal

“Part therapist, part consultant, part motivational expert, part professional organizer, part friend, part nag — the personal coach seeks to do for your life what a personal trainer does for your body.” — Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune

“Once used to bolster troubled staffers, coaching now is part of the standard leadership development training for elite executives and talented up-and-comers at IBM, Motorola, J.P. Morgan, Chase, and Hewlett Packard. These companies are discreetly giving their best prospects what star athletes have long had: a trusted adviser to help reach their goals.” —

“Got a nagging feeling that your life could be more fulfilling? Want to change direction but aren’t sure how to do it? Here’s how to jump start your new life today … Hire a personal coach.” –Modern Maturity

“The goal of coaching is the goal of good management: to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.” — HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW

“Coaching is the number two growth industry right behind IT (Information Technology) jobs, and it’s the number one home-based profession.” — Start-Up Magazine

“What’s really driving the boom in coaching, is this: as we move from 30 miles an hour to 70 to 120 to 180……as we go from driving straight down the road to making right turns and left turns to abandoning cars and getting motorcycles…the whole game changes, and a lot of people are trying to keep up, learn how not to fall.” –John Kotter, Professor of Leadership, Harvard Business School

“Between 25 percent and 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies use executive coaches.” –Recent survey by The Hay Group, International

“I never cease to be amazed at the power of the coaching process to draw out the skills or talent that was previously hidden within an individual, and which invariably finds a way to solve a problem previously thought unsolvable.” –John Russell, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson Europe Ltd.

Asked for a conservative estimate of the monetary payoff from the coaching they got, these managers described an average return of more than $100,000, or about six times what the coaching had cost their companies. –FORTUNE MAGAZINE, February 2001