7 Reasons Coaching Could Be Just What You Need This Year?

For many of us, 2022 was a pretty tough year and we were more than glad to see the back of it. We welcomed 2023 with excitement and enthusiasm; believing that this year will be better. So, is it? We are half-way through January. Are you on track for an epic year, or are you starting to feel the nagging sensation of anti-climax in the pit of your belly, as the days and weeks seem to be continuing the same old routines?

It is tempting to hold onto the magical illusion that the old year’s eve countdown will cast some kind of spell and make everything better in the new year. And things can be better this year if…you have a plan and you do the work that is required to make your plan a reality rather than just a dream. It sounds simple, but for some of us; there may not be a clear picture of how to make it better or even how we want it to be better.  There is only the nagging feeling that you just don’t want it to stay the same.This is where a coach comes in.

How Coaching is Beneficial

Coaching can be beneficial in several ways. It can help you set and achieve specific goals, identify and overcome obstacles, develop new skills and perspectives, and improve overall performance and satisfaction. Additionally, a coach can provide an objective and supportive sounding board, as well as hold you accountable for progress and growth. It can also help to increase self-awareness and identify patterns and habits that may be holding you back.

In other words, your coach will help you to get clarity about who you are, what you want and how to go about achieving it. They will be an objective and supportive sounding board, providing an objective perspective on your situation and offering support and encouragement as you work towards your goals. In essence, this means that they will help you to:

  1. Increase your self-awareness: A coach can help you become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and how they impact your life.
  2. Set and achieve specific goals: A coach can help you clarify what you want to accomplish, create a plan to achieve it and hold you accountable for progress.
  3. Identify and overcome obstacles: A coach can help you identify and address any challenges or obstacles that are preventing you from reaching your goals.
  4. Develop new skills and perspectives: A coach can help you develop new skills and ways of thinking that can improve your performance and satisfaction.
  5. Improve overall performance and satisfaction: A coach can help you identify areas of strength and weakness, and develop strategies to improve your overall performance and satisfaction.
  6. Identify patterns and habits: A coach can help you identify patterns and habits that may be holding you back and help you replace them with more effective ones.
  7. Achieve greater success and fulfilment: Coaching can help you achieve greater success and fulfilment in your personal and professional life by helping you to set and achieve your goals, develop new skills, and overcome obstacles.

How Coaching Works

The coach-client relationship is built on trust and confidentiality, and your coach will work to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you feel safe to explore your thoughts and feelings. Through this relationship, and active listening, questioning, and guidance.your coach will help you to achieve your goals and objectives. They will act as a sounding board, helping you to identify and work through challenges, set goals, and develop action plans to achieve those goals. Your coach will also help you to identify and utilise your strengths, develop new skills and strategies, and improve your performance.  To increase the likelihood of the success of this process,  your coach will provide feedback, accountability, and encouragement to help you make progress towards your goals.

What Coaching Can do for You

Coaching creates a spaces for you to increase your self-awareness and broaden your perspectives. It helps you identify your goals and the strengths and resources required to achieve those goals, and it helps you develop a stronger sense of agency and accountability so that you are empowered and disciplined enough to work toward your goals. Ultimately, coaching can help you achieve greater success and fulfilment in your personal and professional life. So, if you have a big – or a little – dream for 2023 or even if you need help to come up with a dream, you could benefit from coaching.

I am interested to hear your views on coaching, and if coaching has helped you in the past. Please tell me what you think using the comment box below, and if you found this article interesting or useful, please like and share it on your social media platform of choice. Thank you.

If you’d like learn more about coaching or how you could work with me, please contact me.


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