Let’s face it: American business, under a variety of workplace scenarios and economies, is a very frustrating place to work.  Ramp-ups, mergers, acquisitions, changing strategies, downsizings, and most recently furloughs, creates an unstable environment.  When was the last time you set aside time for you?  Your development?  Your hopes and dreams?  Most people believe they either do not need or cannot afford a coach, but here are three reasons why you should reconsider this notion. According to research conducted by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching:

  1. Coaching raises your self-awareness.  When was the last time you set aside time to exercise the skill sets required to assist you in attaining your dream job?  If you are like most of us, that time never comes. Having someone who objectively can walk you through exercises to reveal what is preventing you from living a more ideal life and hold you accountable for practicing career skills differently, can and does make a difference.

You are someone who has achieved everything you have dreamed of, but life does not look or feel like you thought it would.

You are having difficulty attaining that next promotion and need to explore why?

You lack confidence in leading others…

Your colleagues have labeled you as difficult to work with…

 Executive Coaching can assist you in transforming your own opinion of yourself and create attainable solutions for you to utilize.

  1. Coaching helps individuals react more positively under stressful situations.  We all perceive and respond to stress differently. There is no uniform answer to share with others about navigating hurdles.  Breathing deeply relaxes the muscles, but the situation returns and confronts you the next day.  Coaching techniques can provide direction around reframing a situation, uncovering fears that prevent you from observing factual information, and remove emotion around your decision making.  Coaching strives to shift your awareness from being a casualty of your environment to envisioning solutions to affect your world.  Once you can view the facts openly and objectively, you begin problem solving by removing obstacles and making better choices.  Furthermore, with confidence restored, your approach in interacting with others at work is contagious.

You feel paralyzed in working with an overbearing boss…

You are faced with leading a large scale, complex project on a highly visible platform…

You are managing people under some exceedingly difficult situations and you are unsure how to respond to your associates, your manager or your customers…

  1. Coaching increases satisfaction within your life. Living your best life suggests you are actively engaged with your surroundings, including those closest to you.   A coach can help change your self-awareness such that you recognize patterns and situations along with your normal responses.  A coach creates opportunities for you to modify your responses within your environment.  You are affecting change through the choices you make. This transformation drives self-motivation and creates a self-fulfilling prophecy.

You graduated with a Bachelor or Master’s degree and view your daily work as drudgery…

You seek the advice of friends and family, but they only counsel you on what they think you should do…

You are not sure what career you want, but you realize it is not the one you have…

 Do you recognize yourself?  Contact me pam.green@evergreencoaching.com for a free coaching consultation.