Do you have your own career coach?
If you don’t, then you could be putting a limit on your potential career success. This is because a career coach helps to focus on what really matters and speed up success. Experts agree that an effective coach:
- Creates safe environments where people are able to see themselves clearer
- Identifies the gaps between where a client is and where they want to be
- Asks the client to think and act with purpose and make behavior changes that they might not have thought about themselves
- Helps a client establish the accountability and support network needed to succeed
Coaching has also been shown to impact the financial performance of organizations. An ICF and HCI study showed that 60% of respondents from organizations with a strong coaching culture reported revenue above average compared to peers.
Coaches are a valuable tool to have when building a personal brand. They can help you to achieve your aims, stand out from the crowd, and do the things that you really need to do. A coach can help:
Clearly define your goals
You may be getting pulled one way by your company while a manager is giving out advice from another criteria that doesn’t match up. Coaches can help to determine what matters to you and focus on that without being distracted.
Identify any blind spots
A coach can help you to understand any gaps in your knowledge and they can spot the things that you aren’t able to see yourself. They are open and honest with you because they don’t get invested in specific outcomes.
A coach keeps you moving forward and achieving new things. Most people are motivated to act by having someone that they answer to.
Focus on development
A coach can help you to understand the difference between a weakness that should be fixed and one that is fine how it is. That way you can invest your time and energy into the things that really matter and can lead to great things.
Gain a Competitive Advantage
Coaches are able to get you from one point to another faster than you’d be able to by yourself, helping you to stand out and climb the career ladder faster.
Build leadership skills
Coaches are models of skills that the modern leader needs. After spending some time with a coach, you’ll be able to adopt their questioning techniques and become a better listener. That’s just one of the ways that you can integrate coaching into being a leader.
A Gallup Study showed that only 13% of employees around the world are fully engaged. Another study – this one from HCI and the ICF – showed that coaching is related to increased engagement. 65% of employees working with companies that emphasized coaching classed themselves as being highly engaged.
Because a coach can help you to align your values, focus on a target, get through the clutter, and clear tolerations, they leave you professionally fulfilled and happier.
To put it simply, coaches help you to sow the seeds of success. So how much would that be worth to you?
RAI Resources have decades of career coaching experience across engineering, manufacturing, and professional services. If you want an expert that can take your career to the next level then get in touch with the team at RAI Resources today for a complimentary, no-obligation consult.
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