The top 5 reasons to hire a coach most likely won’t surprise you. Although we find our clients utilize our services for diverse reasons the underlying needs often point back to this top five list.
The top five client motivations for hiring a coach are:
- optimize performance
- expand career opportunities
- improve business management strategies
- increase self confidence
- manage life / work balance
This list comes from a recent article from Sherpa Coaching that referred to the International Coaching Federation annual consumer awareness study regarding.
Part of our unique process at Colibri Facilitation includes both utilizing imagery from graphic facilitation as well as add on coaching (for a specific period of time) with managers and leaders to integrate learning from the group work so that they may optimize performance for both themselves as a leader and their team as a whole.
From our experience we’ve learned that no matter how much energy and excitement comes out of a 1/2 day, full day or multi day business retreat – much of that learning and motivation is lost if it’s not directed and leveraged over a longer period of time with key stake holders towards the intended bigger vision. Because we all know that at 7 am the next morning all of the other team and business needs will also be demanding your attention.
We find it helpful for leaders and managers to get clear on both the why and how of coaching -why it’s important (reviewing the top 5 reasons may help) and how they want to effectively leverage people, resources and time over a specified period so that they may keep their attention on the desired goals that are created during team business retreats.
So next time you’re ready to bring in outside graphic facilitation be sure to look at the bigger picture of need and longer term desired results so that you can be clear if you too may want some add on coaching to ensure you are motivated to attain the successful results you wanted in the first place. Reviewing the top 5 reasons to hire a coach may also prove helpful too.