5 reasons why coaching can change your life
Have you been thinking about attending workplace coaching sessions but not sure how it will benefit you? Or is this whole ‘coaching’ idea new to you and you simply want to find out a little more info? Below, we’ve put together a handy list featuring five super important reasons why coaching can change your life.
1. Increased confidence and higher levels of motivation
Confidence and self-belief stem from positive thinking, talking to others and plenty of practise. Although we aspire to have more of confidence, we often struggle to find it. Our confidence and the belief we have in ourselves can show in many ways – our behaviour, our mood and the way we carry ourselves. Coaching allows us to change our thought process to increase confidence levels, therefore having a positive effect on our relationships, career, lifestyle and state of mind. Throughout your coaching sessions, you will be asked questions such as ‘what makes you tick? What grabs your interest? What drives you to do the things you do?’ This will allow your coach to help you to identify what you need in your life to make it fulfilled and enjoyable. You will also find out what kind of things are most likely to spark your attention and get you feeling motivated. It takes time and patience, however, coaching can motivate you to a whole range of positives, such as excelling at work, building happy, fulfilling relationships and achieving life-long dreams.
2. You will learn to ‘tune into your true voice’, and improve your relationships.
Coaching helps us to reflect and listen to our own voice, as well as becoming more aware of what our mind and body is asking of us. Throughout the process, you will begin to recognise and learn more about yourself and how your actions and behaviours affect not only you but the people around you. Relationships are an important aspect of life and if positive, will make us feel fulfilled and content. We all have unhelpful habits and behaviours which may inadvertently be affecting our relationships with our partners, family members and colleagues. Coaching allows us to recognise these behaviours and adjust them, allowing us to have healthier relationships which will present us with these positive feelings.
3. You’re given the opportunity to identify your strengths and apply these into all areas of your life
Constantly focusing on your weaknesses or comparing yourselves to others? Or maybe you’re unsure what your strengths are, or how they can benefit you in life. Coaching allows you to realise your true strong points and work on them so that they are incorporated into work, relationships and everyday life situations, which in turn will increase your sense of fulfilment, life satisfaction and self-worth. These skills are such an important aspect for becoming more successful in everyday life, from simple tasks to the weekly shop, interacting with your children or doing a spot of DIY, who wouldn’t want a bit of extra confidence to go with them?
4. Improved work/life balance
How often have you thought to yourself ‘I barely get any time to myself anymore!’ Maybe you work in a challenging career or run your own business, or maybe you’d just like some help with managing your time better. Through the practice of learning about ourselves and finding our true voice, coaching enables us to realise what is most important to us: what inspires us, what our goals are and what outcomes we would like to achieve. We’re encouraged to put processes in place to juggle the challenges of modern day living and ensure that we don’t feel overwhelmed with responsibilities. This process of setting goals gives us a whole load of motivation which we carry with us in day to day life, making us feel positive and giving us a sense of achievement.
5. You will enjoy coming into work, leading to increased promotion opportunities.
Your newfound sense of confidence, high levels of motivation and improved people skills will make a day at work feel like a piece of cake. Your levels of motivation will mean that you are bringing new ideas to the table, which will cause you to feel like an important member of the group, increasing your self-worth. This will lead to positive feedback, praise from your manager or increased levels of profit in your own business. These positive outcomes will motivate and encourage you to produce even more good work. If you have your own business, you may find that you’re hitting targets that you believed were out of your reach.