Thomas Leonard, a financial planner from the United States began coaching. The year 1861 was the first-time coaching was used and it was in an athletic sense where older sport men train new ones to maximize their strength and potential.
To put it better, coaching has been in existence for centuries, in fact many were practicing it but didn’t know the name to give to it, but as time went by people were able to popularize it due to its efficacy and result. Many people have achieved so much and discovered a potential they never knew existed in them due to coaching
What is coaching? Coaching is the process by which an experienced professional in a specific field helps the other party through training and guidance to solve a particular problem or achieve a goal. Coaching is provided by someone with years of experience and expertise, this person is known as a coach, while the other party who is there to either solve a personal or professional problem is known as the client.
Coaching is different from mentoring and consulting.
Coaching is the process by which the teacher or coach helps you find out and understand the problem, proffer a solution and join you in solving the problem while equipping you with the right skills and strategies to tackle it next time it arises.
Coaching has saved many lives, families, relationships and businesses.
I wonder what would have happened if great footballers we know of today depended on their own wisdom and experience alone, they would have remained below average because there is a limit to what you can do, in fact that is why God strategically positions people around us to help us cross one milestone or the other. Spending the time, you would have used to hit various milestones on just one milestone is not a good thing.
While consulting is all about helping you solve your problem, coaching goes beyond that, coaching teaches you the techniques to apply, how, when, where and what to do.
I have seen many clients come with certain issues about their business and how they think they can go about it but after sessions with them, they were able to find out the real problem and the main thing they were supposed to be doing and getting results effortlessly.
This can only happen when you understand the importance of personal and career development, growth is not mysterious, it is not magic, there is a principle and procedure to it.
Below are a few ways coaching can help facilitate your business/career growth:
1) It helps you to know your priority: Have you ever seen someone who has fever but was being administered stomach ache medicine? The worst can happen right? That is exactly what happens when you try to solve the wrong problem, and except diagnosis is carried out you might not know what you are dealing with. Coaching helps you to know what is going on, what you need and how to apply them. Diagnosing the said problem is the first step a growth conscious person must know and apply.
2) It helps to keep at your goal: Knowing what to do is not the problem, the problem is actually doing what you ought to do. Many have one business goal or the other but because they lack oversight or an accountability partner, they can’t really do much. But when you have a coach guiding you on what to do at times, it will be hard for you to miss it. This is how coaching helps accelerate your business or career growth.
3) It helps you stay focused and thereby achieve more results: For everything we involve ourselves in, the end goal is to get results and results can’t come when you are not doing the right thing. This is why you need to go out of your way to seek help, anyone can achieve any level of result but it takes a growth conscious person to achieve an extraordinary result.
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You can register with us and take your growth to the next level. Truth is, most things you are looking at for in your business or career are also looking for you but it has not seen the version of you it is looking for. So as oyu grow, you grow into success and wealth.