There was a time when professional or corporate coaching was reserved and only available for an executive level employee. With the dawn of the coaching movement, coaching (in all its various forms) are available...well...to just about anybody who wants it! For the most part - that's great!
Though the quality, effectiveness, and cost of coaching has a range, the fundamentals of having a coach can really make a difference in this current economic climate. It is a viable way to maintain your professional edge and continued employability.
Let's look at the basics and advantages:
What is Coaching?
What is a coaching relationship (short-term or long)?
An objective, key relationship who listens to what you are saying, helps you to set priorities and acts as a sort of “compass” to steer you on whatever course you choose; a facilitator of change.
…a structured time and safe place to address specific situations
Yet, an alternative (especially in the spirit of effective time management) would be to a have TTS -- I call it "targeting training session" that would last all of 15 - 30 mins.!...they get their need met and they can move on with their day without ever having to leave their desk if that's what they choose.
- structure to the development process
- measured outcomes
- encouragement, affirmation, support
- unleashing passion
- discovering & breaking down mental barriers
- unlocking potential
- uncovering deep desires
- sorting through thoughts feelings and emotions
- goal creation
- life plan design
o Time Usage-this most valuable commodity is used exactly how you wish.
o Scheduling Flexibility (the times are arranged at your convenience. If a change needs to occur, it can be done without affecting a group or any sessions being missed.)
o Sustained Momentum – through consistent contact and action you are able to keep your goals in front of you because there are so many other legitimate needs clamoring for your attention as well.
o Results – through coaching goal setting and planned action is discussed thereby achieving measurable progress towards your desired results.
o Current Information – I bring the skills of research and resourcefulness to this collaboration to compliment your efforts.
o Confidence- planning & action breeds confidence and clarity.
If you know of someone who could use any of the above - be a great friend and refer them to me. Here is some additional information - http://www.joanncorley.com/What_s_coaching_.html