The Personal Benefits of Coaching
The personal benefits of coaching are as wide-ranging as the individuals involved. Numerous clients report that coaching positively impacted their careers as well as their lives by helping them to:
- Establish and take action towards achieving goals
- Become more self-reliant
- Gain more job and life satisfaction
- Contribute more effectively to the team and the organization
- Take greater responsibility and accountability for actions and commitments
- Work more easily and productively with others (boss, direct reports, peers)
- Communicate more effectively
(source: Ken Blanchard Companies)
Coaching in organisation and leadership settings is also an invaluable tool for developing people across a wide range of needs.
The benefits of coaching are many; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (source: ICF 2009).
The Benefits of Coaching in Organisations:
- Empowers individuals and encourages them to take responsibility
- Increases employee and staff engagement
- Improves individual performance
- Helps identify and develop high potential employees
- Helps identify both organizational and individual strengths and development opportunities
- Helps to motivate and empower individuals to excel
- Demonstrates organisational commitment to human resource development
How long does an average workplace coaching session last for?
Most coaching sessions last for anywhere from five minutes to two or three hours. Most coaching sessions probably fall in the 60-90 minute range. But some coaches offer quick, laser sessions, and others prefer longer, marathon session that last two hours or more.
How many coaching sessions should I need?
There are no given formulas when it comes to frequency and length of sessions. Coaching is meant to be a shorter-term contract than mentoring. On average 12 hours over 8 sessions are often considered a good length of time to ensure goals are achieved- often a month or 6-weeks in between the sessions. This does depend on the urgency of the issue or what suits the coachee’s availability amongst other things.
How does remote coaching work?
We offer remote coaching which can be part of the agreed coaching contract between coach and coachee. This could be a combination of face-to-face and telephone/business skype or Go To Meeting. Again, this depends on working commitments and what suit’s the coachee and the organisation.
What is a coaching contract?
A coaching contract is an agreement which can be formal or informal. It sets out the number of coaching sessions and the length of the sessions. It will include confidentiality and the re-scheduling policy. It can be flexible if all parties are in agreement.
What’s the difference between a life coach and a business coach?
Business coaches have expertise in the business world and therefore choose to coach individuals looking to excel in business. This could include entrepreneurs, company owners, middle and senior managers, CEO’s and employees in general.
Life coaches will help their coachee’s with all aspects of life where they may need support and coaching, techniques- to help them move forward.
Coaching can help you realise your dreams and unlock the potential within you. It can help change the ingrained behaviours that prevent progression. Coaching is both inspirational and motivational for both coach and coachee.