I love listening to podcasts, reading, and attending training on specific areas of interest to me, including leadership, entrepreneurship, or HR knowledge, but when I need help with something specific to me, the most effective way is to work with a coach. My coach works with my individual needs at the time and holds me accountable to achieve my goals. She frequently brings a different perspective to my situation or asks me questions I hadn’t thought about.
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I recently asked one of my current coaching clients a few questions and thought you might enjoy her perspective. Her initial goal in working with a coach was to increase her ability to get promoted within her organization.
“Confidence is the number one benefit I’ve gained. Having my coach listen to me deeply and intentionally and then processing my thoughts and responding with reinforcement or a different perspective is really quite life-changing. Coaching provides a safety net. I trust her fully to share my biggest fears and challenges. That’s huge to get these things off my mind and into the open where we can dissect them and think about ideas and solutions.“
“The impact it can make in a short time! I was feeling and experiencing changes within a few months. I continue to learn and grow and change with each coaching interaction. I’m also surprised by the sense of peace coaching has brought to me. The process has shown me that my original goals might not be what I want after all. It gets you wondering, questioning, and challenging yourself to think differently and work toward different goals. What mattered to me before is different than what matters most to me now. Coaching has helped me mature as a professional.”
If you’re ready to start working with a coach, we can set up a phone, live meeting or zoom call to meet your coaching needs. Reach out to me to find out who on our Purple Ink team might be the best fit for you or your team members.