Coaching – it’s a no brainer. Benefits for the individual, improved business performance and return on training investment, and a positive, impactful occupation for the coach

Benefits for individuals: Improved self-confidence, self-esteem and career prospects

The benefits of being coached are well documented, with individuals reporting increased self-confidence, improved work performance, better relationships, and more effective communication skills (see more of the benefits in my download here).  In a professional context, individuals who are coached benefit from a constructive, confidential environment where they can explore different approaches to challenges they are facing, are involved in creating practical solutions and held accountable to make positive change through regular coaching sessions.

Coaching Benefits

Benefits for coaches: Positive, happy clients / colleagues is very satisfying 

For many people, having a positive impact on others is a key reason for training to be a coach, but your reasons don’t have to be entirely altruistic. The skills you learn when you train to be a coach will have a positive impact on your own life as well as the people you choose to coach. Being able to listen with curiosity, reflect with accuracy, question effectively and provide constructive feedback are skills that could transform your own work and home life.  A career as a professional coach is also very flexible and can be arranged to suit your requirements. (And if we have a really credible coaching qualification, we can benefit even more people)

Benefits for organisations: Coaching has a positive impact on results

The wider organisational benefits of encouraging a coach-led approach to management are also compelling.  Training managers to be coaches helps them to:

  • Listen effectively and actively
  • Truly engage their team members
  • Adopt an approach to improvement which builds upon the positive “what’s already working well” rather than starting from the negative “what’s wrong?” standpoint
  • Reduce and eliminate the limiting beliefs of their team
  • Champion and believe in the individuals in their team

Often these benefits are felt much wider than just directly by the individuals involved in the process.  People who have been coached effectively report increased psychological well-being, are more productive and tend to adopt a similar approach when managing their own teams.  A workforce that feels valued and engaged and is encouraged to approach problems with a fresh perspective, is likely to suffer less from attrition and be more able to cope with change in the fast paced environment we all inhabit today.

You might be considering coaching in a work context to get the most out of your team, thinking about a career change and looking into becoming a coach or looking for something to help give your business a competitive edge and to maximise your return on investment on training.  See below a proposed learning pathway to explore the steps to becoming a professional/expert coach and download this month’s pdf (sign up below) for a summary of the business case and benefits of training yourself or members of your business in coaching skills.

Coaching Pathway with The Lazarus Consultancy

Visit this section of my website for more information about upcoming courses and do get in touch to discuss your coach training needs.

Download my coaching benefits pdf here.

What our students and clients say

Ivona Gordon

Jeremy has a unique approach to bringing out the best in people. He certainly practices what he preaches!  Jeremy is one of a handful of trainers/coaches/practitioners that I would, without any hesitation, recommend to others.  He is knowledgeable, ethical and shows genuine passion for the work he does and how best to serve others.

Mel Larsen

Before doing the NLP course, I had felt I needed more coaching approaches and methodologies. The course gave me a lot of new techniques which I have used to help my coaching clients. Also I was launching my new coaching brand as I was doing the programme and looking back I can see it helped me to set big targets and reach them.

Donna de Villiers

I have had the pleasure of studying with Jeremy, and the NLP he has taught has had a wonderful impact on my personal and professional life.  Jeremy explains NLP in an accessible, easy, manner and for me took away the fluff of the subject.  The practical help on the courses and the smaller classes give you a personal learning environment, perfect for this subject.  I highly recommend Jeremy for anyone interested in NLP.

Simon Fanning

I found the course to be enlightening both personally and professionally.  Jeremy’s experience of the corporate world allowed for a real life perspective to be taken and a focused view into NLP and its application in Business and coaching.

Dave Cordle

I’ve undertaken three major trainings with Jeremy: NLP Practitioner, NLP Master Practitioner and most recently NLP Sports Practitioner. I keep coming back because the training is thorough, ethical and ecological, and it’s academically recognized. As a career coach I work with people at all stages of their career, across levels and across a wide range of industries.

Dara Caryotis

I feel privileged to have discovered NLP, it has changed my life. Understanding communication, the impact of language and being able to change unwanted behaviours has been the difference that made the difference for me.  Jeremy is so much more than an NLP Master Trainer.  It is a powerful rewarding experience learning and evolving with Jeremy. I highly recommend studying with Jeremy, one of my best decisions.