Constantly growing our people and ourselves is vital. It underpins creativity and creative people accept new ideas and adapt to change much more readily. They think independently. Creativity, communication and teamwork are inseparable.
It is our natural desire to aim higher, raise standards and get better grades. Finding a coach to support our professional skills and help us on our path to success is therefore essential.
Great coaches have a profound interest in people, experience, finely honed professional skills and humour. They will really listen to you and create the space for you to genuinely think for yourself; to gracefully form your own opinions, come to your own judgements and jump to take action.
Our leaders need this support too – none more so than the CEO. If you are that person, find one or more people outside the organisation to support you. Trust your instinct to pick someone who will both support and challenge you.
When we see coaching and mentoring as a way of being rather than a way of doing, we grow exponentially. With our increasingly accurate self image, we become less fearful of failure and therefore, paradoxically, less likely to fail.
Coaching improves learning, development, performance, productivity, flexibility and the bottom line. It improves people’s quality of life, helps them relate better to one another and generates acceptance and diversity. This is Love at Work.
Malcolm Gladwell says it can take 10,000 hours to become genuinely, expertly skilled at something. Supported by someone genuinely knowledgeable, we can reduce this time considerably.
When there is something specific we need to learn or some professional skills we need to acquire then we most likely need the help of a coach. Coaches of course come in all different shapes and sizes – and ability. If you want to be the best you need to be with the best. So it all depends of course on who we choose.
Using the services of the Love at Work Foundation can help you find the right coach fast.