Coaching is a bit of a buzzword right now. Life coaching, career coaching, leadership coaching, professional sports coaching… what are all of these professions about, and why does it feel like every person you meet at a mixer has a coach or is a coach?

Coaching is a profession dedicated to helping people optimize their performance and experience. In sports, that looks like helping people improve their game. Professional coaching, on the other hand, helps individuals to excel and create innovative, positive results in whatever life arena they’re looking for growth in. Life coaching tends to focus on happiness and fulfillment, career coaching is often about career transitions and clarity, and leadership coaching is about developing individuals to an emotional intelligence and clarity of self that allows them to lead their team to greatness.

While coaching may seem like a new fad, it’s not. It’s been growing in popularity since it first originated in the 1980’s, and it’s now a billion dollar industry that spans the world. The reason why is simple: coaching creates undeniable CUSTOM results for individuals by pairing them with a partner (the coach) who is able to help them move past common obstacles to growth.

Leaders in particular do well with individual coaching as a support resource. Executive coaching is fairly standard these days, and is all about helping individuals in the C-Suite manage their roles and the company’s performance. But it’s becoming more and more normal for leaders of every level in a company to seek out an external coach who helps them be the best version of themselves at work—and to go about their work in a way that improves their life overall. 

There’s a misconception that coaches are for those who have already achieved a level of success—i.e. executive coaches that work with people AFTER they’ve made it to the executive level. But the truth is that a coach is a powerful ‘fast forward’ feature that allows you to move from your current reality into your desired future state more quickly. If you imagine a sports team winning a title—they don’t win the title and THEN seek out a coach. The coach helps develop them into the team they need to be to win…and the same concepts apply for you as an individual. 

Some of the results I have helped my clients create as their leadership coach:

  • Define your leadership style and practice utilizing it

  • Change your ‘personal branding’ aka the story of who you are at work

  • Organize your accomplishments and self advocacy skills to prepare for a promotional opportunity

  • Create better results for your team

  • Improve your communication skills

  • Command respect and be taken seriously as a leader

  • Find more fulfillment and joy  in your work

  • Create and rebalance boundaries that allow you to create more separation between work and life

  • Create systems and processes for your work that work for you

The results are endless—it’s all about taking the time to pause and identify with your coach what would make you not only better at your role, but happier in it.

I help women in the workplace become confident leaders by tackling impostor syndrome, creating healthy habits, building career confidence and so much more. I do this through professional coaching, invitation only masterminds and powerful courses. If this sounds like you, let’s talk! I’d love to help you build an action plan for success. Click here to apply for a free coaching consultation with me directly!