A telescope and compass are a coaching guide to success in sailing

Deciding whether to embark on the voyage of coaching can evoke uncertainty and a flurry of questions. One of them being….why bother? When in such a quandary, contemplating the impact and outcomes of coaching can provide a destination while you navigate through your exploration. 

“Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, 

a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” – Pete Carroll

Articulating and Attaining Your Goals

The mere act of identifying and speaking your goals aloud can act as a catalyst for launching them into existence. Coaching takes this a step further by encouraging you to transform the articulation into action. The coaching process takes into account the variability of coachees’ personalities and goals. It emboldens the coachee to forge personalized practical steps on their own unique path. 

Broadening Perspective

The saying goes, “You can’t see the forest for the trees”. When we are in the midst of work, we often struggle to see situations clearly. We begin to operate on autopilot without considering how broadening our perspective might enhance our work-lives. The coaching relationship facilitates recognition of a holistic picture of who you are in relation to the organization, and supports you in identifying your strengths and weaknesses for the sake of optimizing your performance. 

Unlocking Potential

Coaching facilitates the process of self-discovery. This is achieved within an environment of safety, acceptance, autonomy, and guidance. The underlying belief is that the coachee has a wealth of potential and power residing within them and, with this in mind, it encourages them to set their own goals and take responsibility for their own performance. The coachee is inspired to allow their perspective to shift and to utilize this new understanding to further enhance their work-life and release potential. 

Embarking on the Voyage

Through coaching, you live into the role of Captain of your own ship, and your coach supports and empowers you along the journey. Now that we have explored the question of “Why bother with coaching?”, the power is yours to decide if you will embark on the voyage…

Are you ready to set sail? Contact us today!

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