10 Reasons You Should Hire a Coach

Does it seem like you can’t go to a networking event without meeting a professional coach? Your friends rave about their coaches and you are wondering what all the hype is about. 

Should you get a coach? Is it worth the investment? That depends.

Personal coaching is a $3 billion industry. Even though this is a growing industry and many Fortune 500 companies require their leaders to have coaches, a lot of people don’t understand coaching.

I’ll cut to the chase. Here’s what most people want to know:

What is the ROI of hiring your own coach?

Innovation Women knew that their thousands of members were asking this question. That’s why they sponsored my webinar: Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Coach.

I highly recommend you watch the webinar but if you don’t have the time right now, here is a summary of the 10 Reasons You Should Hire a Coach.

#10  I Should. I want. I will. I did. 

Procrastination is the enemy of change. A coach will help stop procrastinating and go after what you want. 

#9 Stop-Drop-Roll (Pause, examine, move forward)

A coach will help you slow down and take stock of where you’ve been and where you want to go. Then she’ll help you speed up, move forward and help keep you from spinning in circles. 

#8 Stop annoying your family and friends

Do you sound like an unhappy broken record but your friends and family are too nice to tell you? A coach will help you stop telling your old stories and help you create new ones that you are excited to tell (and others are excited to hear).

#7 Protect your dreams from those who want to keep you safe

There are people in your life that will squash your dreams. Maybe they are afraid for you, but more likely it’s their own fear talking. As a coach, it’s my job to honor and protect your dreams.

#6 Wear blinders and you’ll eventually run into a wall

Perspective changes everything.  A coach will help you see your life, career, opportunities and challenges from different perspectives.

 #5 Adjust your volume on your saboteurs

Your coach will help you turn down the volume on that voice in your head that tells you that you’re not good enough so the voice that tells you you are freaking amazing can be heard.

#4 Neuroscience

Your amygdala floods your brain with stress hormones whether you are about to be attacked by a tiger or ask a donor for $1 million. Working with a coach will help you change the way you (and your amygdala) see challenges and risks.

#3 700% Return on Investment

A study done by PriceWaterhouseCoopers for the International Coaching Federation showed that companies saw a median ROI of 700% on executive coaching.

#2  If you could do it alone, you would have done it

Enough said.

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The best reason to hire a coach is unique to you. Everyone has their own dreams and challenges. Having an idea of what you want from a coach will help you find the right coach, even if what you want is to figure out what you want.

Kirsten Bunch