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Research that has been conducted over the past years have proven that coaching is a powerful tool to helping employees achieve their goals and progress as a company.

Coaching has dramatically improved leadership performance by helping employees navigate through their business environment. Through helping people give and receive feedback by fine tuning their listening skills, coaching has increased creativity and has inspired collaboration.

The process of coaching is aimed to provoke thought and inspire action toward purposely producing results in all aspects of the individual’s life. Through coaching, people learn about themselves and understand what they need to do to get to where they want to go both personally and professionally.

The International Coach Federation conducted a study on the effectiveness of coaching. The ICF Global Coaching Study revealed the following statistics:

  • 80% reported an increase in self-confidence
  • 73% reported an improvement in relationships
  • 72% reported an increase in communication skills
  • 70% reported increased productivity

Signs You Need a Coach

It’s not always easy to recognize when you need help. You may think that all people at every level of the organization struggle with some form of self-doubt. But no matter how confident you are or feel that you are completely self-aware of your strengths and weaknesses, we all have our blind spots.

A coach would help us recognize those deficiencies and show us how to address them. Through coaching, your leadership skills will be developed which will lead to a positive change in behavior. Ask yourself the following:

  • Do I know how to resolve conflicts between my team effectively?
  • Is there a way I could manage my time better?
  • Do I demonstrate organizational commitment?
  • Do I motivate and empower my subordinates to excel?
  • Do I feel overworked and overwhelmed?
  • Am I aware of my strengths and developmental opportunities?
  • Overall, am I satisfied with my job?  

How you answer these questions will clearly indicate if you need to partner with a coach. Coaching is a creative process that will inspire you to maximize your personal and professional potentials.

All employees, even leaders, can struggle with low confidence. Courses that inspire you to become more assertive are often band-aid solutions but rarely are the results lasting. The impact of coaching in organizations is much more enduring because instead of addressing a class as a course would, coaching would tackle issues with an individualized approach.

In a research conducted by the Institute of Coaching, the effectiveness of coaching as a management tool was studied. Did coaching have an effect on performance, skill, well-being, attitude, goal setting, and self-regulation? The results of the test showed that coaching had significant effects on all outcomes and indicated that coaching is an overall effective intervention in organizations.

If you found value in this blog and if you have time, let’s jump on a call to brainstorm some strategic leadership concepts you may be unfamiliar with…I think you might be pleasantly surprised! Then, without obligation, we can consider if working together would be beneficial.

If that sounds good, you can use this link to schedule a time convenient to you for us to chat: I look forward to furthering our connection and learning more about you and your business.

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Inscape Consulting Group
Greg Nichvalodoff, BSc. BM (Honors), MBA, PCC, CMC
Office: 604.943.0800
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