Coaching is more than a profession; it’s a way of living. Coaching offers you a new attitude, perspective and valuable skills that improve the quality of your life dramatically.
One way coaching does this is through improving communication. Most of our frustrations are the result of poor communications that lead to misunderstandings and mismatched expectations – both our own and others’ expectations. Think about the last argument, disappointment, or conflict you had… how much of that could have been more easily solved (if not altogether avoided) with clear communication right from the start?
All of these things can mean that our relationships aren’t as strong as we would like them to be and can be. And relationships are the key to success these days. A multitude of articles from O magazine to HR Manager to the NY Times continuously point to relationships as the key factor for satisfaction in both the workplace and at home. Building better relationships with co-workers will help you look forward to work and approach it with greater energy which will propel you into success!
Why is this relevant to coaching?
Coaching not only shows you how to bring out the best in people but it also shows you how to communicate more clearly. The fundamental skill for coaching effectively is communication and understanding of oneself and others. Communication is one of the cornerstones to how we relate to everyone – including ourselves!
So, how will coaching really improve your life… dramatically?
1. Coaching creates more self-awareness
Both by being coached or going through the coach training you will become conscious to what makes you YOU — through discovering and understanding the meaning of your beliefs, thought patterns, perceptions, emotions and know how. A coach is a guide – who is self-confident, patient, insightful, and understanding of others.
2. Coaching cuts through our communication barriers
By becoming more self-aware we can see more clearly, as if veils of misperceptions and misunderstanding are finally lifted. This generates insight around expectations and therefore our communications become more transparent and match our real intentions (and not our interpretations!). As we become clearer we also help others to be clearer in what they really mean.
While these are just 2 of many aspects of coaching, they contribute significantly to healthy, sympathetic and energetic relationships. Through this, new levels of cooperation, collaboration and most importantly understanding are possible.
You can be a better leader, friend, spouse, executive, teacher, parent… And you can even call yourself a coach!
This is why coaching is the profession of choice for so many: Because it isn’t just a profession, it’s a way of living!
PS> And this is really just one set of ways that coaching improves your life… come learn what else becoming a coach can do… Learn more by clicking here.