The Benefits of Coaching
A problem shared is a problem halved, so they say, and we would say that when that problem is shared with a fully trained coach, with a wealth of experience in trouble shooting and conflict resolution, the problem is considerably more than halved. More often than not, it is resolved. Here at Finding Your Voice our aim is specifically to help professional women fulfil their potential by offering monthly coaching sessions. Each on specific themes, our sessions create a safe environment where ideas can be sparked off each other and participants are given a chance to reflect on their lives, their careers, and what’s important.
Put simply, coaching gives people the chance to be listened to about the things that matter. But further than that, a properly trained coach doesn’t just listen, they will give advice and suggest techniques for helping people change the course of their lives, for good. By providing assistance with mindfulness, plus mentoring individuals, coaching is particularly valuable for people who feel unfulfilled and as though their lives are in a rut. What the sessions provide is a new way of looking at things, giving people the courage to question and alter the limiting patterns of their lives created by assumptions that we can all make about ourselves. We enable women to stop saying, “I can’t” and instead start saying “I can”!
Women Only Groups
Research shows that women can do so much more when they are supported by other women. A study by the Women’s Business Council found that the UK economy was missing out on more than 1.2million new enterprises due to the untapped business potential of women. Yet with now nearly 1.5million self-employed women – an increase of around 300,000 since before the economic downturn – and nearly 70 per cent of women seeking business advice compared with less than half of men, it is clear that women in business are a force to be reckoned with. When it comes to the smaller things, like simply being listened to, we have found that many women are still struggling. We want to give them the confidence to make career changes and strive for promotion by enabling them to talk freely amongst their peers.