“Everyone needs a coach”- Bill Gates, founder, Microsoft
A professional coach is basically a person who is there to support people in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing guidance and training.
ICF (International Coach Federation) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
If a sportsman wants to improve his professional performance for a specific sport, he chooses a coach. In the same manner a coach can help people with other careers and professions as well as we all need feedback and a coach can help us with that.
Why do I need a coach?
A common misconception is you only need a coach if you are doing something wrong. People may feel they are falling behind in their career or not doing something right which in return may make it hard to accept that not everybody knows everything.
But you maybe surprised to know, all successful people seek a coach at some point in their life. They understand the need for constant improvement and becoming the best at what they do. It brings great value to seek innovative and new ways of doing things.
“The one thing people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them, a coach really really helps” – Eric Schmidt, former CEO, Google
Coaches are not only helpful just to CEOs but to many other senior executives helping them to climb the ladder of their career. Specially if they are transitioning to a new role.
How can a coach help me?
When you partner with a coach, they help you to: discover what you really want to do in life.
- Help you discover your unique traits
- Make you figure out your strong points and how to use them
- Assists you in developing a path to follow and achieve your goals
- Helps you work on your self-confidence
- Works on improving your personal and professional relationships
- Supports you in progressing your life and career
How to choose a coach?
Investing in a professional coach is a long-term investment. It helps you put a lot of things straight such as your life, your career, your goals, your relationships and boosts overall satisfaction in your life. A coach helps you identity the direction of your life and how you can fulfill it.
Every coach has a different methodology and their own terms and agreements. You can find the one that suits your budget and plan. Ask for credentials, their certification institute (e.g. ICF), their testimonials, their area of work and their structure of working to identify what works best for you.
Whether you are a recent graduate, an entry-level professional, a parent, an executive, an entrepreneur, a CEO or unemployed if you simply want a positive change in your life and you seek answers to important questions let a qualified and certified professional coach help you with it.
If you want to become an ICF Certified Professional Coach send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get more details and information about our upcoming programs