What is Coaching?<br />The basics:<br />Coaching is a relationship based from motivational conversation that enables a person to meet challenges head-on and discover truths that are applicable for his or her health and life goals.<br />Coaching is client-focused in that it puts the onus on the client to seek out the help of the professional coach.<br />Coaching provides an environment for growth, change and motivation that provides accountability and transparency in a safe environment.<br />
The Research<br />In terms of benefits for a business, research indicates the following:<br />The Manchester Inc. study found an average rate of return on investment of 5.7 times the cost of the coaching.<br />Key benefits of coaching to the business: <br />Productivity (53%) <br />Quality (48%) <br />Customer Service (39%) <br />Retaining customers (32%) <br />Cost reductions (23%) <br />Bottom line profitability (22%) <br />
Why Coaching?<br />Coaching can produce healthy people.<br />Coaching can be transformational for the person being coached (PBC) and the coach.<br />Coaching empowers the PBC to find the given abilities to find direction within oneself.<br />Coaching is motivational; it helps to propel individuals to their reach their ultimate destiny.<br />
Who needs coaching?<br />EVERYONE!<br />The fact is that everyone comes to a fork in the road where one may need some help in deciding which direction to go; that is where coaching comes in!<br />
Is coaching valuable?<br />YES!<br />In one study by Dr. Ed Stetzer, he found that individuals who met regularly with a mentor or supervisor showed increased improvement in reaching their goals over those that did not.<br />
Benefits for Coaching<br />Coaching produces self-motivated people.<br />Coaching helps people gain greater perspective regarding their health.<br />Coaching builds character.<br />
Benefits of Coaching in Society<br />Coaching can help produce healthy individuals who can lead full, productive lives despite the limitations of debilitating diseases (i.e. diabetes).<br />Coaching is values-based and helps extract the potential hidden within an individual.<br />Coaching helps normal people become extraordinary.<br />
Limitations of Coaching<br />Coaching is not counseling nor is it mentoring. <br />Coaching assumes the health and well-being of the individual before it begins. <br />Coaching is not designed to deal with deep-seeded mental or personal challenges.<br />Coaching is not teaching; it is client-focused instead of counselor or mentor focused.<br />
Reasons Coaching Is Not Counseling<br />Coaching is meant to produce autonomy within an individual.<br />Coaching is meant to propel a person into the future; counseling often deals with the past.<br />Coaching is values-based; oftentimes, in counseling, one must hold a neutral position as it pertains to the clients’ values.<br />
How to Implement Coaching<br />Train coaches.<br />Produce coach trainers.<br />Practice.<br />Coach leaders.<br />Inform aspiring leaders of the opportunity.<br />Quality coaches always have a coach.<br />
What Coaching Sessions Should Include<br />Relationship Building<br />Explanation of the expectations and responsibilities<br />Speak 20%, Listen 80%<br />Ask poignant and concise questions<br />Provide action steps for clients<br />Provide literature for the person to reflect on later<br />Provide accountability<br />
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