„We all believe we could do better to some extent, but do we really know what we are capable of? How often do we hear or make comments such as ‘Yes, she is far more capable than she thinks’?” *
So are we actually aware of our own potential,or our skills? Or are they hidden from us?
Research shows that on average we use only 40% of our own potential in normal workplace situations. These studies also prove, that that this figure is higher, when they look at how well people respond in crisis, or in what they do so well outside the workplace. Many people also said, that they just know they could do better.
There are several external and internal blocks that obstruct the way people are able to use their abilities. However the „single universal internal block is unfailingly the same, variously described as fear of failure, lack of confidence, self-doubt and lack of self-belief.”*
So what can we do to perform more effectively? Are we able to assess in a given situation, what our desired goals are and what resources we have, to reach them? What makes us or our team committed to complete a task?
Coaching is a creative, tailor-made process that inspires us to maximize our personal and professional potential, and our performance. As a result of these our quality of life also improves, and due to finding our own solutions, our ability to commit develops. The method assumes that people are the best experts of their personal and professional lives, and that they are creative and resourceful.
Benefits of coaching
People who engage in a coaching relationship can expect to experience the following:
- will see personal challenges and opportunities from fresh perspectives;
- enhanced thinking and decision making skills;
- enhanced interpersonal effectiveness;
- increased confidence in carrying out their chosen work and life roles;
- they can also expect to see appreciable results in the areas of productivity, personal satisfaction with life and work, and the achievement of personally relevant goals.
Coaching helps develop awareness, self-confidence and self-belief in professional and personal roles, as well as motivation and recognizing more opportunities. Ultimately coaching has a significant effect in personal development, although it is not therapy.