Benefits of coaching

 

As important as professional and personal development, we are focused on the added value and the benefits of coaching for your business. Clients can expect some of the following benefits from coaching.

Benefits for the individual:

  • Provides a confidential and objective ‘space and time’ enabling self-awareness and self-reflection
  • Develops awareness of unconscious patterns of behaviour developed throughout life, challenging blind spots, defensive reactions, distorted thinking and irrational thoughts
  • Provides exploration of one of the most difficult leadership tasks- changing themselves
  • Appreciation of the role of emotions in shaping our identity and behaviour
  • Helps individuals to learn to solve their own problems and use their own resources
  • Evaluates behavioural patterns affecting decision-making, ensuring that these are aligned to business goals
  • Moves individuals out of comfort zones to encourage greater creativity and innovative problem solving
  • Challenges thinking and problem-solving, focusing on making the right strategic moves
  • Develops communication methods and style, ensuring clear, effective and constant communication and listening
  • Develops awareness, understanding and tolerance of others, enhancing teamwork and reducing conflict
  • Encourages individuals to feel more intrinsically motivated, committed to doing their best and in charge
  • Supports lifelong learning and individual responsibility for learning
  • Increases self-esteem, self-efficacy and confidence
  • Reduces stress and improves well-being

Benefits for the organisation:

  • Improves productivity and performance
  • Reduces turnover
  • Increases employee engagement, motivation and job satisfaction
  • Enhances teamworking, cooperation and partnership working
  • Develops a focus on the bigger picture and broader organisational perspective
  • Creates shared vision with alignment and commitment to organisational goals
  • Improves decision making
  • Supports other development and training initiatives

More information can be found in the following article from the European Coaching Institute: http://www.europeancoachinginstitute.org/members/downloads/Benefits%20of%20Coaching%20in%20Business.pdf

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