What Coaching Is and Is Not
Coaching is not therapy, which is designed to return you to a functioning state. Coaching is intended for people who desire to develop and improve their ability to achieve results in their personal and professional lives, and to perform at a higher level than before.
Coaching focuses on the present and the future, not the past. It aims to develop skills and meet goals. Change is effected through the coach asking open questions, examining the details, and giving clients feedback. These and other modalities are the foundation of defining dreams, formulating goals and determining the steps needed to meet those goals. In coaching, the client is in charge of his or her own agenda and retains control over each step of the plan.
Coaching focuses on releasing your potential. With coaching you can:
Coaching focuses on values: those things that really matter to you, like family, performance, excellence, achievement, or spirituality. With coaching you'll discover what you value and how you can develop your skills and strengths in order to achieve your goals.
Coaching focuses on developing the skills to:
You don't have to wait--the time is now. With coaching, together we can make your dreams into reality. Create Your Future Today!
Life coaching can provide a setting for you to achieve goals and crystallize dreams that were only vague ideas before. Coaching is shown to improve an individual's awareness of her or his abilities, improve communication, and enhance self esteem. What are the results of working with a coach? The outcomes that clients most often attribute to their coaching are:
When asked the value of the coaching investment, 98.5% of coaching clients said their investment in a coach was well worth the money.
This information is an excerpt from the International Coaching Federation's (ICF) Client Survey. Copyright 1997-2000 - International Coach Federation. The complete survey results are available on the International Coach Federation's web site at www.coachfederation.org
Business coaches give you an outside perspective on how your business is running. Because this is something most small business owners do not bother to find out, this in itself gives you a lead over your competition. Here are some interesting statistics to consider if you own a small business or internet business. Did you know that business coaching statistics show that applying the skills of a business coach is a great way to keep your business ahead during a recession?
A practice development research revealed that 42% of businesses don't use a business coach. This same study though, found you can increase your profit margin by an average of 46% by using a business coach. Thus 42% of businesses are missing out on a 46% profit increase. If you are among that group, you may want to carefully consider if you can afford not to use a business coach.
Having your own internet business is the last weapon against a recession. However, as we've seen, more businesses both off- and-online are negatively affected by a slow economy, so having your own business isn't a fool-proof plan. Hiring a business coach can be the difference between those who struggle and those that survive.
To help them develop plans to build profit-growing businesses, even during a slow economy many business coaches show their clients how to navigate their way through a changing economy. This gives them another competitive advantage.
A study conducted by the International Coaching Federation surveyed 210 coaching clients for demographic data and feedback opinions about the value and use of coaching. The study revealed that those who were coached had positive changes in personal work habits. This is instrumental to changing your business during a recession. Below are some of the business coaching statistics gathered by this study.
What we see is that the number of people who experience positive personal development skills, apply these to their business. It's not just about dollars and cents, and most times companies who are struggling have a personal reason that is linked to their financial struggle.
Some more interesting business coaching statistics were those that we don't immediately link with business. For example, 33.8% of clients saw their health or fitness improve, 33.3% had improved family relationships and 25.7% stopped a bad habit. Although we don't immediately associate something like stopping a bad habit to having an effect on our business, the fact is that something like being lethargic can affect your work habits. To find out what may be keeping them from advancing their businesses, clients can turn to business coaching. Sometimes it's as simple as learning how to organize their offices in a more effective and efficient manner.
The business coaching statistics found in this study prove that even during a recession businesses that use coaches can still thrive when they take advantage of the skills offered by a business coach.
Courtesy: Lyn Troyer and his Niche Power Group. http://nichepowergroup.com
Julie Meyer, M.S., MFT
"The concept of the 'ripple effect' demonstrates the philosophy behind my coaching practice. As I "drop" into their lives, I coach and inspire my clients with passion and skill to help them achieve their goals and dreams. Their success then ripples out to the people in their lives. Coaching is a powerful tool for accomplishing that aim."
The Ripple Effect
Life and Business Coaching
Are you in a transitional time of your life, where one door has closed and you need to open another? Perhaps you are:
Whatever area of your life that you want to change or improve, coaching gets you there! We will work together to make your dreams clear, goals concrete, and formulate a plan to meet those goals.