Individual coaching is not about fixing something that is wrong and coaches do not try to fix people. A professional sportsperson does not have a coach because they play badly; they engage a coach because they want to be the best that they can be. This is also the case for coaching, which is primarily about learning and growth.
Coaching sessions are aimed at enhancing your performance. As an outcome of the coaching process, you can make adjustments to what you’re doing, and in turn these incremental changes lead to better overall performance. Coaching will normally focus on issues related to the workplace, but not to the exclusion of the many inter-personal and intra-personal factors that may impact on your work performance.
Julie is an excellent coach – she has the skill of being able to bring out insights from your inner-self that you were unaware of and help you to take a new direction on the basis of this. She helps you to apply this understanding to improve both as a person and as a professional. [Communications Manager, University of New South Wales]
Coaching can help you to:
- gain greater self-awareness, self-confidence and resilience in your role.
- improve your leadership and/or communication style.
- identify your own learning needs and develop a professional development plan.
- gain greater clarity regarding your career direction.
- explore positive strategies for managing the challenges you face at work.