By Julia Lim
In modern society today, is it practical to have a Personal Coach whether it is for personal or professional development?
Modern life can be tough.
For many women, to reach that potential life balance as well as being a multi-tasker shouldn’t be too hard to achieve. Personally, I struggle with this. I can get into confusion in which to prioritize first: career, pursuing bigger dreams or goals, or a relationship.
We, women, struggle with this every day. But recently things have changed.
I asked myself how successful individuals tend to have a clearer idea of what they want to achieve. I had struggled to balance my priorities, especially when I first immigrated to Canada by myself as a single woman. I often question myself how I will be able to achieve balance and succeed on the things I want – careers, relationships, and family goals.
For me to broaden my horizon and set my life goals to reality, I educated myself to be a Certified Coach Practitioner (CCP). I hired a Life and Business coach, joined Toastmasters, and attended business conventions and seminars. Through my experience as a Certified Coach Practitioner, I have noticed growth in my professional and personal life, which led me to help others who are going through similar experiences as I was.
Why does a person need a coach when they can already succeed on their own? What exactly is coaching, and
why is its importance growing significantly in the corporate world and personal growth?
According to Institute of Coaching: 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. Eigthy- six percent of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (Source: ICF 2009).
What is Coaching?
When you think about a coach, you think about sports coach, for example, basketball, baseball, or hockey coach.
A Life Coach is similar and uses the same techniques to that of a sports coach. A Life Coach is someone who inspires, give suggestions, reassure, guide and offer daily emotional support to reach a particular goal.
Coaching is one of the effective tools that can help you attain your various potential and capabilities so that you can achieve your goals.
It also helps you to unblock various constraints, reflecting on and reframing your mindset to turn your “Visual Board” of success into a reality.
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