For individuals the scope of coaching can often stretch even wider than coaching within an organisational setting. In individual coaching there is no sponsor to involve so the coachee is free to determine the content and direction of coaching. Some of the common reasons individuals come to us for coaching include:
Uncertainty over current job or future career direction. Coaching can give you clarity on what is important to you in your role and where you want to take your career. Through StrengthsFinder you will gain clarity on what you naturally do well and how you can use more of your strengths in your work.
Facing specific challenges in the workplace. The workplace is full of many challenges, interpersonal, task issues and problems that need solving. Your coach will help you to access the answers to these problems through exercises, in-depth conversations and tough questions.
Making significant life decisions. Your coach will get you thinking not just about the here and now but about the future. What is the impact of the decisions you are making now, 10 years down the line? What do you want to get from your life? Where do you want to make a difference? In coaching you will have time to reflect and possibly change the direction of your life.
When faced with big changes in work life. When the external environment around you is changing lots and changing quickly, it can feel as if you are losing control. In coaching we will focus on helping you regain some control and make a positive impact within the context of the change. Your coach will help you take stock of the change and understand your role in it.
To gain greater self awareness. Your coach will often act as a mirror - reflecting back to you what they observe about your behaviour. The process of coaching can help you become aware of things that you were unaware of or closed off too. Coaching can open you up and accelerate your personal self discovery and improvement.