Frequently Asked Questions
Question:Who Hires A Coach?
Answer: Professional Coaching can serve any individual who has an outcome they want to produce, whether it be a tangible result (ie. increase revenue by 20%) or a behavioral shift (ie. start having the hard conversations with your team). This one-on-one and fully customized approach is rocket fuel for anyone who wants to grow professionally, develop their leadership, maximize effectiveness and achieve meaningful goals
Individuals suitable for coaching include:
– Top Officers
– Division Leaders
– Department Heads
– Business Owners
– Emerging Leaders
– Top Performers
– Sales People
– Individual Contributors
Question: What Can Coaching Do For Me And My Business?
Answer: The reasons for hiring a coach are as varied as the leaders themselves but here are a few ideas to get you started:
For Your Leaders
Achieve Goals: Go after those challenging and meaningful goals and achieve success on your terms.
Develop Leadership: Develop leadership skills, hone your ability to inspire others with your vision and bring out the best in people.
Improve Communication: Resolve conflict, get your needs met and produce results through confident and effective communication.
Shift Behavior: Create new effective behaviors to replace those that are ineffective or obstructive to continued success.
Increase Productivity: Increase personal productivity and effectiveness.
Develop Emotional Intelligence: Hone ability to self-reflect and be responsible for emotions, consciously responding rather than reacting.
Reduce Stress: Effectively manage personal stressors and stress responses which may impact productivity and effectiveness.
Remove Obstacles: Uncover new ways to move past the obstacles that have proved limiting in the past.
Grow Confidence: Grow your confidence to create strength and clarity in the face of daunting challenges and interpersonal conflict.
Reengage: Reconnect and reengage with your work.
For Your Business
Increase Key Business Measures: (EBITDA, Retention, Revenue etc.)
Design Culture: Design a culture around the values and behaviors that are important to you.
Build Team: Create a high functioning, collaborative team environment.
Develop Leadership in Others: Instill an attitude of leadership and personal responsibility in your employees.
Increase Execution & Accountability: Increase accountability for more reliable execution, follow-through and completion in those you manage.
Support New Leaders: Provide new leaders with support to ensure success in the early stages of their promotion.
Retain Top Talent: Invigorate key personnel around their goals and objectives.
Question:How is Coaching different from consulting or other types of professional support and what makes someone a “Certified Coach”?
Answer: Coaching is a unique industry, separate from consulting or training, and is subject to regulation by the International Coach Federation.
The ICF Defines Professional Coaching As Follows:
“Professional Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to the individual client’s needs and relates to the client as the expert in his/her life and work.
- The coach’s responsibility is to:
- Discover, clarify, and align with what the client wants to achieve;
- Encourage client self-discovery;
- Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies; and
- Hold the client responsible and accountable.
A coach seeks to elicit solutions and strategies from the client and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.”
Question: Does Coaching Work?
Answer: Independent studies on the effectiveness of executive coaching report a Return On Investment of %300-%600. Learn more about how coaching has impacted the lives and business of Coach Joelle’s clients here.
When you are committed to achieving your meaningful outcomes and you have a skilled certified coach at your side, Coaching has proven to be one of the most effective tools for lasting behavioral change and breakthrough success.
Read Coaching Success Stories from our clients.
Learn more about Business Coaching ROI Studies.
Question: How Do I Start?
Answer: It all begins with a conversation. If you are ready to explore how coaching can support you and your business complete this form or call (360) 378 – 0088 to schedule a consultation.
Question: What type of coaching PROGRAM is right for me?
Answer: View the Compare Coaching Programs page to determine your coaching path.