Leadership is absolutely vital when a company begins life coaching. The top management of a company must get behind their investment in life coaching and take the actions that their coach agrees with them.
I used to take the view that business coaching was all about business. However, as I’ve continued to coach people I’ve realised that sometimes there are areas that need to be worked on that aren’t business, they’re more personal.
And the personal areas vary from person to person. Yes it’s OK to agree and allocate actions to be taken in a business. However, if the person you’re coaching is concealing a problem that means they wont deliver on the agreed action continuing to coach is pointless.
Or at least continuing to coach without bringing the issue out into the open is pointless.
Once an issue is exposed there are often steps that can be taken with the assistance of the coach as sounding board and mentor.
The other problem many, many business people have is that they are so busy that they feel they don’t have time to do any coaching or to get involved in the actions that need to be taken.
That view is simply because they don’t know what they don’t know.
For example, as a coach I’m willing to bet that I can free up at least 2 hours per week of real time for anybody I coach. Think about that for a minute…
If you work 48 weeks per year that means you save 96 hours a year. Think what you could do with an extra 3 weeks per year?
And that is only a minimum. There are plenty of other skills that a coach can teach that make things easier, let stressful and ultimately more profitable.
And the best thing of all is to invest in life coaching for your business when you’re starting a business.