The benefits of career coaching

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Executive mentoring is where a senior and more experienced employee takes on the task of guiding and helping a newer or more inexperienced employee to gain a better understanding of their position and …

Executive mentoring is where a senior and more experienced employee takes on the task of guiding and helping a newer or more inexperienced employee to gain a better understanding of their position and the overall culture of the workplace. This kind of mentoring has been a common practice for a lot of companies, obviously because of all of its benefits to the company as a whole.

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  • 1. Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com Page 1 Cosmic Coaching Centre Corporate & Individual Career Solutions for Mid-Level Professionals & Executives
  • 2. Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com Page 2 Executive mentoring is where a senior and more experienced employee takes on the task of guiding and helping a newer or more inexperienced employee to gain a better understanding of their position and the overall culture of the workplace. This kind of mentoring has been a common practice for a lot of companies, obviously because of all of its benefits to the company as a whole. Employee Performance The less experienced employees who receive career coaching from their mentors, who are their executives at the same time, gain a clearer understanding of what their company is about and how it operates. A mentor offers valuable insight into how the company makes decisions, which new employees need to learn as well. Two-Way Learning In an executive mentoring relationship, the mentees are not the only ones who learn. In fact, the executive mentors also acquire new insight on how the younger generation thinks. As a result, those senior executives become more informed and aware of the line of thinking of their younger counterparts. Hence, they become better leaders with the deeper understanding of how others approach their jobs. Improved Networking Through executive mentoring relationships, both parties develop and enhance their professional and personal networks. A mentor will often let his or her mentee meet important people within and outside of the company. In the same way, a mentor could get to meet and utilize their mentee’s networks too. For both the mentor and the mentee, this is a great tool towards career enrichment. Loyalty Those employees who receive mentoring from their executives are likely to develop loyalty to their organization. As a result, they often prefer to stay within their company until they reach higher positions. This is a huge benefit to the company considering that it means lower employee turnover rates, which then means reduced expenses for finding and training new employees. It is also proven that companies with experienced and solid workforce are more stable amidst economic struggles than those companies who always have to deal with employee turnover. More Satisfied Workers Employees who receive training from experienced executives typically have a sense of pride from being mentored by the experts. This translates to the building of their self-esteem and confidence. When this happens, the kind of work that they do is better and more efficient. In addition, they feel that they are growing with the company and are becoming more valuable members of the organization. In many cases, mentoring is what helps workers determine their career pathways. Mentees appreciate the guidance that they get, and their performance levels go up significantly. More importantly, they feel more than willing to serve as the mentor for other younger employees in the future.
  • 3. Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com Page 3 Living in the 21st century can get very tough. Careers have grown more competitive and demanding than ever before. In order to stand out and succeed, making an investment in career coaching can definitely help you out. Background Facts: a. Career coaching is offered by a professional coach or mentor. b. It is the process of counseling individuals and working with them to help them assess their assets, make the right career-related decisions, and find the right life direction. c. It can benefit the following individuals: 1. high school graduates choosing a degree 2. college graduates looking for job opportunities 3. employees seeking professional advancement 4. workers considering a switch in careers 5. company team leaders 6. business owners or entrepreneurs Advantages: a. According to recent studies, individuals who seek the aid of coaches have reported to have: 1. Increased self-confidence 2. Increased self-awareness 3. Increased effectiveness in setting goals 4. Better capacities in achieving life-work balance 5. Decreased stress levels 6. Decreased in job-related anxieties 7. Increased productivity in working individually and as a team 8. Higher job satisfaction rates 9. Improved personal morale b. Team leaders, supervisors, managers, company owners, and executives can also benefit. After at least two months of regular weekly sessions with a coach, survey shows that these higher-level professionals gain: 1. Better communication skills with team members and colleagues 2. Improved leadership and management skills 3. Increased satisfaction ratings from coworkers or employees 4. More efficient organizational productivity 5. Clearer role perceptions among employees or colleagues c. Companies that have invested in regular sessions for all of their workers also had the following rewards: 1. Increased client satisfaction ratings 2. Increased bottom line productivity 3. Increased sales and company profits 4. High returns on investments 5. Increased in work output and quality 6. Lesser employee conflict and incident reports Looking for the Best Coach: a. Ask your family, friends, and colleagues for people that they could recommend. b. You can also browse the internet for a directory of coaches in your area. c. Choose the ones with at least two years of experience. d. Check their credentials. The ones that are trained by certified coaching organizations in your country are better options. Setting Appointments: a) You can set an appointment for professional coaching at anytime you wish. Plenty of them
  • 4. Cosmic Coaching Centre http://cosmiccoachingcentre.com Page 4 have their own clinics that you may visit. Companies who wish to avail of their services may also hire one to visit their main office regularly so that all employees may be served. b) Most individuals require 6 to 12 one-hour sessions done on a weekly basis, but this may vary depending on the person’s needs and availability. As soon as you graduate from your university, you start your job search so that you will be able to live as an independent person. The moment you get accepted into a company is a memorable one. However, after spending quite some time in your workplace, you tend to want other things and opportunities for growth. You start hearing various advices from your friends and relatives the moment they get wind of the news that you are considering another job opportunity. Because you have to think about a lot of things and have to deal with what your relatives and buddies will have to say, switching to a different career can be a confusing endeavor. Although the suggestions and advice your friends and family are offering are very much welcome, it is highly advisable to accept guidance from those who have experience. What you need to do is to consult with a career coaching expert. Listening to what these individuals have to say will help you come up with decisions with regard to your career. Although hiring the services of an expert will cost you some money, it is considered as a good investment because of the various advantages you can get from them. However, you can also obtain great tips from your colleagues, and even your employer. You just need to see to it that they have plenty of experience in the workforce. It won't matter if you are working with an individual or group of professionals because you will be able to establish your goals and determine how you can accomplish them. As soon as you realize that you are ready to change careers, you should be prepared to spend some time with a job specialist. It pays to do your research ahead of time because doing so will enable you to get your hands on someone who will be able to work with you well. However, it is not as simple as walking into their office and getting things done because you need to pass some of their requirements first. It is important to pass their prerequisites because these will enable the professionals to determine the programs that can provide you with the proper training and coaching. When you have a schedule, you must be prepared to be mentored. You don't really have to deal with a lot on your plate because you just have to be in the right frame of mind when you are going to participate in the courses designated to you. Keep in mind that you cannot give most of the responsibility to your coaches because you also need to do your part. Career coaching will only become a success and can make all the difference if you take in the whole experience and use it to your advantage. Doing so will make it possible for you to achieve the results you are aiming for.