It’s International Coaching Week!
What better way to celebrate this year’s International Coaching week than to share the International Coaching Federations (ICF) thoughts around the key benefits of coaching[i]:
What are the benefits of Professional Coaching?
Professional coaching brings many wonderful benefits: fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. And, the list does not end there. Those who undertake coaching also can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals.
Professional coaching maximizes potential and, therefore, unlocks latent sources of productivity
– Positive people
Building the self-confidence of employees to face challenges is critical in meeting organizational demands.
– Return on investment
Coaching generates learning and clarity for forward action with a commitment to measurable outcomes. The vast majority of companies (86%) say they at least made their investment back.
– Satisfied clients
Virtually all companies and individuals who hire a coach are satisfied.
During International Coaching Week, we have been busy with our own coaching sessions. Our one-to-one maternity coaching has helped individuals feel more confident about returning to work after maternity leave, and has led to concrete action-plans and objective-setting. Our paternity coaching workshop for new and expectant dads inspired confidence and enabled a new network. We also held 2 workshops in Edinburgh for a banking client which focused on career coaching.