What comes to mind when you hear the word coach? Is it sports? Are athletes the only people who need a coach? Everyone deserves the opportunity to maximize their potential and move their ideas to action with the support of a coach. The role of a leadership coach is to help you grow to where you want to be faster than if you do it on your own. Three (3) reasons why we all need a coach are:
- Intentional Growth
#1: Intentional Growth
Are you leading your growth or is your growth leading you? If you let growth happen, you become a part of someone else’s plan and purpose, rather than your own. Coaching provides you with the opportunity to be intentional about your growth by looking within to discover where you are, where you want to be, and a roadmap to your desired destination. Coaching is about sustainable change, and change is necessary for organizational, professional, and personal growth. A coach is completely focused on your goals and believes in you and your success.
Being productive is about more than crossing items off your list. It is about aligning your values with how you spend your time and prioritizing where you focus your attention and energy. At BSC, we apply the Producktivity® Principles, Identify. Connect. Organize. to our strengths-based coaching to stretch and challenge you to identify where you want to improve, how your goals connect to your priorities and values, what actions you need to take, and how you will measure progress.
Think about goals you have set for yourself, and have not successfully achieved. Did you write them down? Tell others? Have an accountability partner? When you are accountable to others, your rate of success increases, and when you have an accountability appointment (in this case, a coaching session), it increases significantly. A coach asks thought-provoking questions that bring awareness and clarity of your opportunities while offering accountability in a supportive environment to develop and achieve your goals.
Having a coach allows you to develop awareness so you may grow with intention, be held accountable in a supportive environment, and maximize your potential. What is one reason why you have or want to have a coach? Share your thoughts and experiences, join the conversation below.