The rationale for coaching to which top-line executives often refer is that professional athletes always work with at least one coach; so why shouldn’t—why wouldn’t— business professionals also have a coach?

5 Important Benefits You Should be Getting From your Coaching Experience

About our Guest Blogger:

Donna Dahl, 2016 Canadian Business Chicks Woman of Inspiration for Lifetime Achievement, is an Empowerment Coach, author and speaker. Amazon reviewers say her book, Lessons I Learned from the Tortoise, inspires readers to “take giant steps long before they might ever become giants.” Donna’s unique approach to coaching through her purpose-built workshops, one-on-one breakthroughs and stimulating conversation could be the difference between standing still and moving from stuck to start.

5 Important Benefits You Should be

Getting From Your Coaching Experience


Top-line executives report that benefits you should be getting from your coaching experience go far and beyond what you ever thought might have been possible on your own. For one thing, they agree that a coach helps them think out loud and generate ideas that might otherwise never come to light. The rationale for coaching to which they often refer is that professional athletes always work with at least one coach; so why shouldn’t—why wouldn’t— business professionals also have a coach?

When asked what coaching has done for them, they often report it is finding the resources within themselves to flex their courage muscles. They say they were able to tackle what they may never have thought possible before.

Do you have a coach? What is your coaching experience?

  • Does your coaching experience capture your undivided attention?
  • Does your coaching session fill you with feelings of courage and empowerment?
  • Does the content of the session build on your talents and resources?
  • Does your coach support you when moving out of your comfort zone?
  • Does coaching yield confidence within you to dream big and grow?
  • Does your coaching experience have you feeling safe to think out loud in an environment of confidentiality, trust and integrity?
  • Are you eager and ready for your next session with your coach?

Here are five important benefits you should be getting from your coaching experience.


1. Stimulating Conversation.

The conversation in the coaching experience should be engaging and inspiring. It should be a conversation that goes beyond brainstorming. It’s a conversation that is the catchlight to imagination without bias, prejudice or judgement. It’s a conversation that invites adrenalin without breathing hard.

2. Opportunities for generating ideas.

Even better than simply generating ideas is the opportunity to generate ideas that matter. Bill Campbell, a popular Silicon Valley Coach before his death, once said that his coaching work with Steve Jobs went like this: what mattered to Jobs was ideas. Ideas that matter automatically come with the fuel needed to ignite a project. They come from a place that respects integrity and demands dignity. Ideas that matter don’t require lengthy statements of justification.

3. Help to overcome what stands in your way while supporting the outcomes you want.

What are you doing that keeps getting in your own way? Your coach should be able to help you dig through the debris left in the wake of your past practices and beliefs to forge a new path.

4. Clarity and the knack to uncover the challenges that move you.

Your coach should be able to move you to set new targets, cause you to want to shatter glass ceilings, bypass limitations, conquer fears and blow away the competition as you move past.

5. Optimism.

Your coach should have a talent for creating vision with contagious enthusiasm that sticks and lasts.

I am humbled and honoured to have served many entrepreneurs, leaders, innovators and CEOs who have invited me to join their journey. Be they at the head of not-for-profit organizations or for-profit corporate identities, they all have things in common—things like the desire to make a meaningful difference.

Do you have to be a CEO or a department head to hire a coach? If mediocrity is not your thing, if you are tired of listening to the voice in your own head beat on you, if you are tired of paying attention to the standards that others have set for you, if you are tired of settling for less than what you think you are worth, you may be ready to work with a coach and begin reaping the benefits.

Every candle has the potential to light the room. It but needs to be lit.

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