Global interest in executive coaching is increasing, according to figures released by the American Management Association.
The report – titled 'Coaching: A global study of successful practices – Current trends and future possibilities 2008-2018' – shows that more companies are employing coaches to improve employee performance, and comments that the rise was due to a number of factors outlined below:
An increase in pressure on high-level professionals (e.g. CEOs and MDs) has lead to more scrutiny and transparency. Executive coaches can help to relieve this by supporting as an impartial party.
It allows executives, who sometimes work in isolated job roles, to have a confidant and sounding board with whom to discuss issues.
Coaching helps prepare employees for promotion.
It improves skills – e.g. confidence, time management and leadership abilities.
As a London-based executive coach who specialises in leadership, confidence improvement and helping people to find a satisfying work/life balance, I am always pleased to hear that more businesses are really seeing the numerous benefits of coaching.
Over the years I have had many success stories from both small and large companies in the London area. Following a range of one to one and group coaching sessions, these have all seen firsthand many of the above points benefit their employees.
Bearing in mind that a happy workforce is said to be around 10% more productive, this of course positively feeds back into the organisation as a whole. It can therefore lead to improved team performance, better results and more effective leadership, not to mention the development of new skills.
If you are a business owner based in the London area and would like more information on what I can offer, please do feel free to get in touch today by either calling 0203 151 6830 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.