By Cori Freeman, Strategic Business Coaching
Few things can increase organizational skills and bring about a renewed sense of clarity more than coaching. Coaching takes you from where you are to where you want to be, while also providing many benefits such as increased self-esteem and self-confidence. When looking for a coach, it is so important to find one who is not only certified, but also one who is easy to talk to and strategize with. This is what makes the difference between a person simply telling someone what to do and instead finding a coach who is trained to partner with their client to meet their ultimate goals.
Here are the top 5 ways coaching increases organizational skills:
- Increased Self-Awareness. Before one can start tackling their external space, it can help to have an awareness of one’s internal space. Coaching can do this by bringing about a new mindset and/or attitude about challenges in the client’s life. Coaching is a client-led process, with the coach coming alongside the client to help them understand themselves and all the possible directions they can go to meet their goals. Self-awareness helps to organize the client’s life, including their space.
- Improved Intentionality. When new strategies are implemented, there is almost always an increase in intentionality. When there’s a plan, a schedule, or an agreed-upon action that is put into place, it can become easier to check necessary tasks off one’s to-do list. We all know how great it feels to get things done, and coaching takes that to a new level. Being intentional organizes one’s tasks in a way that drives progress and helps increase organizational skills such as meeting deadlines.
- New-Found Focus. An attention to detail is maximized by working with a coach. Because there is usually “homework” or “agreed-upon actions” in the coaching process, a laser-like focus can start to develop that wasn’t present before. It is hard – if not impossible – to hit a target when you don’t know what or where the target is due to a lack of focus. It’s exciting to see clients’ exponential growth and clarity in a short period of time when time is spent narrowing one’s focus. Organizing one’s thoughts and ideas is the outcome with increased focus.
- Renewed Motivation. Clients report back that they feel much more in control of their lives and are much happier because they wake up motivated and inspired while being coached. It is impossible to motivate someone, but it is possible for the coaching relationship to inspire the client to take control of their life. One of the reasons people seek out coaching is due to their lack of motivation, which can also affect their time management skills and bring about ongoing procrastination. With time, this can be resolved in the coaching process. Motivation will keep a person energized to stay more organized.
- Improved Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence. Self-esteem and self-confidence increase with regular coaching sessions. Self-esteem, which is feeling good about who you are, and self-confidence, which is feeling good about what you do, are both regular topics during coaching sessions. If you’re wondering how these two characteristics can increase your organizational skills, just think about two potential employees showing up for a job interview. One feels great about who they are and what they do; the other is not feeling good about themselves and is very unsure of their capabilities. Whom do you hire? The organizational skills of teamwork, collaboration, networking, and communication ALL are increased with an increase of self-esteem and self-confidence.
Most coaches offer a strategy session which gives someone an opportunity to see if coaching is right for them, which is also is a good way to find out if the particular coach is a “good fit” for them. Finding the perfect coach may just be the next right step in developing the organizational skillsets you desire.
Cori Freeman is the owner of Cori Freeman, Strategic Business Coaching which offers business and personal coaching, as well as personal growth and development workshops, to clients throughout the United States. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.corifreeman.com, or (951) 923-2674.