Coaching in the workplace has so many advantages - both in terms of career benefits, and in terms of personal advancements. If you’re asking yourself “what is coaching?” and “How can it help career advancement?”, then you're in the right place.
First, I want to talk to you about coaching is NOT. I'll start with a story... I recently worked with one woman, Ramona, a senior associate who said:
‘I get so much well-intentioned ‘good advice’ from others, other Partners at her firm, her stay at home friends and her own husband. It’s helpful but it’s all based on what worked for those people when they tried to get various promotions, but I don’t think their answers are going to work for me.’
Ramona was right, coaching isn’t about giving advice, you have friends and even mentors for that.
Coaching is about helping you discover and then action your own advice, based on what you value, not what someone else values.
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Suzanne Doyle-Morris, Author, Speaker & Gender Balance Expert for 25+ years.
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