“Drew is a natural, who has the gift of seeing beyond what is presented to him. As such, he gets to the heart of the matter, which is important to get past my own personal roadblocks. Professionally, I think he’s one of the best things that has ever happened to me!”
—Steffanie Lorig, CEO, Art with Heart
“I am reaching my goals and actually experiencing success beyond my wildest expectations. This entire process has been illuminating for me and, I can say, has truly made me grow where I needed it, personally and professionally! I am sincerely grateful to Sherry!”
—Linda Kaye Briggs,
President, The Briggs Group
Professional coaching explicitly targets maximizing potential. At the heart of coaching is a creative and thought-provoking process that supports individuals to confidently pursue new ideas and alternative solutions with greater resilience.
In the face of uncertainty caused by workforce reductions and other factors, expectations of the workforce that remains in a suffering company are very high. Restoring self-confidence to face the challenges is critical to meet organizational demands.
How can I be sure coaching works?
Numbers don’t lie, and that’s why ICF has invested in extensive research* to demonstrate the highly effective nature of coaching. Our studies reveal high levels of satisfaction among coaching clients and validate a significant return on investment (ROI) for companies. According to the ICF Global Coaching Client Study, the majority of companies (86%) say they at least made their investment back. In fact, almost one in five people (19%), saw an ROI of 50 times their investment, while a further 28% saw an ROI of 10 to 49 times the investment.
Virtually all companies or individuals who hire a coach are satisfied. According to the ICF Global Coaching Client Study, a stunning 99% of people who were polled said they were somewhat or very satisfied with the overall experience. Advocacy for coaching also remains quite strong. In fact, 96% indicated they would repeat the process given the same circumstances that prompted them seeking a coach in the first place.
*The 2009 ICF Global Coaching Client Study, the 2010 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, and the 2012 Global Coaching Study were commissioned by ICF but conducted independently by the International Survey Unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Our coaching is designed to help reveal and harness untapped abilities, insights, and energy in order to guide professional development and personal growth. A coaching engagement focuses uniquely on the client, and is a partnership centered on the client’s needs. It creates clear awareness of the current state – while consciously moving toward an inspired future. It is a client-led, thoughtful and iterative process that helps lay a strong foundation for real and sustainable change.
According to the International Coaching Federation: “Coaching is so much more than helping people make decisions, set and reach goals, or deal with problems. For many, it’s a life-changing experience that dramatically improves their outlook on work and life while improving their leadership skills. It helps people tap into unknown potential, unlocking sources of creativity and productiveness. It is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential even in the face of the growing complexity and uncertainty that is common in many workplaces today that are struggling with the war for talent.
Why Is Coaching Effective?
Highly renowned companies have realized coaching is an effective tool to advance their business and achieve their goals. Major corporations from a variety of business sectors have turned to coaching to improve their businesses, including IBM, Nike, Verizon, and Coca-Cola Enterprises. Coaching is ushering in a new corporate culture, helping deal with complex job shifts and fine-tuning of leadership performance. Now more than ever, it is vital for an organization to evolve and stay ahead of an ever-changing global market. Coaching helps organizations develop pliable yet practical methods to achieve strategic business goals, sustainable workflow, and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.
Coaching dramatically improves leadership performance. It can enhance communication skills and public speaking by empowering employees with renewed confidence. It also helps employees navigate organizational politics by fine-tuning listening skills and helping them accept feedback from colleagues.”