Coaches build on your career

February 15, 2010
Filed under: Coach's Corner — Tags: , , , , — jonimar @ 9:39 am

Q My boss says I need coaching if I want to be promoted. I’m feeling singled out. How is coaching going to help me and what guarantee do I have that what I say won’t be used against me by my boss?

A This is the best possible news. Your boss is actually saying he’s confident in your untapped potential and you’re worth the investment. You’re also in good company. Up to 40 per cent of Fortune 500 companies engage coaches for their high performers.

Coaching is a powerful way of moving you from where you are currently to where you want to be — producing extraordinary results in less time than you could typically accomplish alone.

In two or three focused confidential sessions each month, a coach accelerates progress by asking provocative questions, listening, contributing observations and directing your awareness, choices and actions. Any reporting out to management will come from you, not your coach.

As a client you’ll gain clarity, insight and learning. By building on your strengths, revealing blind spots, developing new competencies and taking effective actions, you’ll be able to replace unproductive outdated strategies.

Results are entirely dependent on your willingness to invest in the coaching. Ninety seven per cent of clients report coaching exceeded their expectations. More than 75 per cent experience improved working relationships, while over 60 per cent experience smarter goal setting, an increase in job satisfaction and less stress. Who doesn’t want that?

Choose a coach you trust and who is certified by the International Coach Federation — the worldwide professional governing body. A full description of the ethical standards is available at

Originally printed in The Province February 14, 2010.


3 Responses to “Coaches build on your career”

  1. Molly Burke on March 18th, 2010 9:29 am

    What a concise, compelling article. It’s a delight to encounter you.

    The numbers about coaching don’t lie. Extraordinary results -can- become the norm. And speaking personally, I take great joy in the positive synchronicity that is the hallmark of the courageous clarity which springs forth from the coaching alliance. I am consistently in awe of my clients, audiences and workshop attendees. Good stuff.

    A pleasure to read your thoughts

    Molly Burke CPCC MSU (an ICF colleague, as well)

  2. Desmond Bristow on March 27th, 2010 5:35 pm

    Hello Joni,

    I was interested in your services as a professional coach. I recently joined a mid-sized software company in Vancouver and I am tasked with turning around their Professional Services department and increasing revenues 50%+. It is a job I enjoy tremendously and one I have done previously. Although, I did not always execute as effectively as I desired and I believe coaching would help me. I’m also returning from 2.5 years out of the workforce, although it feels not a day has passed.

    I’m interested in learning more about your coaching packages.


  3. jonimar on March 28th, 2010 8:35 am

    Thanks for your interest Desmond, I’ll connect with you offline.

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