Powerful, discovery and positive are words that come to mind when I think of coaching. Organizations are learning that their employees experience rapid growth through the coaching process. Imagine being able to be completely open and honest about your aspirations or frustrations without fear of recourse. Coaches help you take a deeper look inside yourself with confidentiality not always found in the workplace. Many organizations are tapping into coaching as a human capital strategy to develop and improve leadership capabilities among their associates. Increasing the performance and productivity of employees is another by-product of coaching. Individuals who receive coaching quickly realize the value in working with a coach. Coaching helps them achieve their goals and gain greater satisfaction in both work and life.
According to the International Coach Federation, “86 percent of organizations saw a return on their coaching investment, and 96 percent of those who have been coached said they would repeat the process again.” A great coach works to build trust and rapport with their clients. This can help the client realign their thinking, see new possibilities, try different approaches, and possibly achieve advanced results. Sometimes coaches are simply able to help you just get unstuck. Another words, coaching makes a difference.