Top 5 benefits of having a coach
Updated: Jul 31, 2020
Stress, among many psychological factors, impact a person's personal or work life. As a result, coaches effectively motivate their clients to mitigate these factors through goal setting, talking about problems and finding attainable solutions to improve their performance.
1. Establish and take the initiative to attain goals
The overall purpose of goal setting is to determine the objectives the client desires to achieve them. Goals are essential for not only growth but to challenge oneself to reach the next level. Sometimes it becomes difficult to set goals as clients often wonder where to begin and what goals can be achieved, among many other questions. The role of a coach through the process of goal setting is to find ways to ensure the client attains their goals. Furthermore, a coach assists the client in identifying targets to further their personal development.
Sean O'Connor, Ph.D., and Supervisor Michael Cavanagh, Ph.D. from The University of Sydney, concluded from their study the impacts of coaching on individuals that goal attainment increased significantly because of coaching. This is because coaches assist the client in setting the right goals to set them up for success. As a result of the coach's support, clients can achieve goals at a quicker pace, be held accountable for unmet goals, enhances their persistence and increase their overall productivity.
2. Improved Communication
Universally, communication is vital to develop and further establish more persuasive interpersonal skills. Coaching opens the door for leaders in workplaces and people's personal relationships to take positive action steps towards improving their overall communication with others. Coaches help their clients create an honest conversation between the clients and others around them.
3. Higher standard individual performance
Stress, among many psychological factors, impact a person's personal or work life. As a result, coaches effectively motivate their clients to mitigate these factors through goal setting, talking about problems and finding attainable solutions to improve their performance. By improving their performance with coaching, the coachee becomes more productive, generating higher results. Clear coaching released a study that found that coachees grew their relationship with their team by 47% and changed their approaches to work situation by 37%. As a result of coaching, the overall performance of an individual clearly increased.
4. Reach greater satisfaction in work and life
In a study conducted by Pepperdine University, researchers found that individuals receiving coaching had an increase in their overall life satisfaction. One aspect of coaching focuses on bringing a unique perspective to attaining and setting goals as well as working through issues for a tangible solution. Coaches made certain that their clients set goals that are achievable and reasonable by ensuring the coachee take manageable steps to achieve them.
This aspect of coaching allows coachees to feel minimal stress because they have someone to help propel them toward success. Furthermore, another study conducted by Clear Coaching concluded that coachees' happiness rates increased by 40% and their overall motivation increased by 43% after hiring a coach, demonstrating how coaching has significant benefits to the overall satisfaction of individuals.
5. Believes in your potential
Coaches cannot only motivate their clients but also allow them to see excellence when their judgments may cloud it. Many individuals have invisible barriers that block them from reaching optimal success. Coaches are licenced to help their clients understand their limited beliefs, opinions and thoughts that are causing them to remain stuck. Coaches provide alternative and different perspectives on a variety of situations to figure out the root problem and help the client realize the unprogressive patterns holding them back. The practice of coaching in this regard allows clients to break down barriers that are holding them back, increases their self-awareness and belief in themselves to create life-changing results.
All in all, coaching strives to help every individual thrive and prosper in their work and daily lives. The most important feature is ensuring the coach you decide to work with is the perfect fit for you and your individual needs. Book a discovery call with Karen Natasha to see if she is your perfect fit to begin your journey with a certified coach.