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The Benefits of Using a Coach

The Benefits of Using a Coach

Rhian Bowler / 20 Sep 2017

The Benefits of Using a Coach

Women tend to think their hard work and results should speak for themselves and help position them for their next role.  Succession planning should feature on the HR/business agenda regularly but your boss may not have time or head space to think about your career growth.  Do you want to sit back and wait, and trust they will find the right role for you?  Are you confident you have the right skills for the next role?  Would you push yourself forward?  How active are you in shaping your next career move?

Professional coaching brings many 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 can expect appreciable improvement in productivity, satisfaction with life and work, and the attainment of relevant goals.

Here are a few ideas to help you start to think strategically about your career.

  • Set time aside for strategic career reflection.  Life is busy juggling multiple responsibilities and the item left to the bottom of the list, is our own career planning.  Making time to reflect on your skills and roles, and setting career goals will focus your mind and energies.
  • Be clear about ‘what’s next’, and where you want to go in the future.   Have you identified your next role?  Do you know the sort of role you aspire to in the next 5 years?  
  • Promote your value and worth.  It may be time to remind your organisation of your reputation, talents and value.  Try and find ways to build your professional visibility; volunteer to speak at conferences, become a mentor, take an active role in external professional bodies.  Remember, always have your career goal in mind.

E2W Offers a range of bespoke Coaching Packages including Executive Coaching, Leadership coaching, Developing your Professional Brand, Return to Work and Career Change.

Testimonial from Cristina Eirea, E2W member who recommends the coaching services.

"There are times in your life when you feel lost about yourself, your goals and achievements. The opportunity to have coaching sessions with Rhian last year gave me that spark to boost my confidence and believe in myself once again. I'm grateful for meeting Rhian: our sessions helped me focus on my professional goals and gave me confidence to undertake the next steps to return to work without the fear of failure and instead, valuing my experience and leadership skills.” 

If you are interested in Coaching, please call Rhian Bowler for a free consultation. 01732 897733

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