Leadership Coaching: How Coaching Can Be Used in All Aspects of Your Life
Studies show that leaders and managers strongly benefit from coaching. That’s no surprise to us. Coaching is a skill that is not only useful in helping clients transform their health, but it’s actually helpful no matter what you do.
Whether you’re a mom at home, a teacher, a manager at a large company, or a C-level employee, coaching can increase your self-awareness, self-confidence, and how you respond to things like conflict and relationships.
LEADERSHIP COACHING: HOW COACHING CAN BE USED IN ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE
Do you lead anyone or anything? Think about this for a second. We aren’t asking if you’re a high-level CEO or manager in a company, although that counts.
Do you lead your household? Kids? Classroom? Do you guide people? Tell anyone what to do in your job or at home? Do you work with people in some capacity on a daily basis?
Most of us could say yes to this in some way.
Coach training has a wide variety of personal and professional benefits. And believe it or not, you might actually benefit from it in more ways than your employees, family, or those around you will.
PERSONAL BENEFITS TO BECOMING A COACH
When you go through training to become a coach, you end up becoming much more resilient than you would have ever been before. You gain more satisfaction from your job or tasks. You learn to communicate more effectively. And, you become more productive, take greater action to achieve goals, and you certainly are able to contribute in much bigger ways.
Many people who undergo coaching training in a leadership position have increased self-confidence and are able to see improved work performance as well as improvements in their happiness at home.
When trained, parents or teachers dealing with children who have low self-confidence or underlying concerns are able to help those children find the tools to improve their confidence and even solve some of their own problems.
Leadership coaching can also help to improve your relationships, as you learn to have constructive conversations with your friends and family members with greater insight into their actions and behavior.
PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS TO BECOMING A COACH
If you manage employees in some capacity, leadership coaching is necessary if you want to improve your performance and that of your employees, increase engagement and responsiveness, and empower your team to take their work to the next level.
In fact, Google’s employees stated the number one thing they want from a manager is to be a good coach. Back in 2008, Google launched Project Oxygen, a 10-year study that set out to find what makes a manager great at Google. They determined eight of the top behaviors, one of them being “Is a good coach”.
Leaders who have been trained in coaching techniques are able to apply the motivational techniques they know to help their team take responsibility, feel empowered, and perform, all while being satisfied in their position and their work.
With more and more people working remotely, these skills are needed more than ever as many people are having to adjust to new ways of communicating and working together. With the right coaching tools, you can help your employees feel like part of a team, and assist with their productivity and performance needs during these changing times.
When you as a leader can work on your team’s overall happiness and satisfaction while also improving their skills in their position, you’re creating a team that knows no limits.
These techniques will also help you pinpoint strengths across your team, ensuring that each individual is in the best position for their skillset. Plus, you’ll see who can truly rise to the occasion and get the job done, and who maybe can’t.
Don’t just take it from us.
ITN founder, Cynthia Garcia was recently published in Forbes showing how coaching herself to rewrite stories that were keeping her stuck resulted in her break-through and led to her becoming a successful 8-figure entrepreneur.
She coaches constantly – at home with her daughter, at work with Team ITN, personally in her own life, and professionally as a coach. And now she trains coaches how to do the same here at ITN so they can also experience success.
The leadership skills you learn when you’re a trained coach will carry through your personal and professional life in more ways than you can count.
Coaches are taught to educate, train, prompt, urge, and initiate improvement, growth, and healing. This done right in an organization or at home will lead to a team or family who is self-confident, productive, helpful, and self-aware.
And those are life skills that you will always need.
Head here to learn more about becoming a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach (CTNC) at the Institute of Transformational Nutrition.