Picture this: a workplace where employees feel like they’re part of something bigger. They’re driven, committed, and passionate about their work. They believe in their leaders, and they’re excited to contribute to the organisation’s success. Sounds too good to be true, right? But it’s not.
Individuals who invest in career coaching have been shown to be more engaged at work and therefore able to advance their careers quicker than those navigating their careers alone. When employees feel empowered and connected to their work, leaders, and the organisation as a whole, they become more engaged, productive, and committed. And as a result, they’re more likely to succeed at what they do.
In fact, a global survey conducted by the International Coach Federation found that 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. And that’s not all. A whopping 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more.
Whether you’re just starting out or ready to take your career to the next level, career coaching can be the game-changer you need to achieve your goals. It’s the equivalent of having your own dedicated cheerleader with years of knowledge and experience to help you overcome the hurdles you face at work!
With a professional coach on your team, you can identify your strengths, weaknesses, and career aspirations, and develop the skills and strategies you need to succeed in your field. Today I’m sharing some of the real long-term benefits of career coaching for women – and what it can mean for your career:
One of the biggest benefits I notice when coaching my RISE Program participants is their increased confidence. Career coaches are there to help you identify your strengths and build your self-esteem, which will make you more confident in your abilities and help you to truly back yourself. This can be especially helpful for women, who are more prone to struggling with imposter syndrome or self-doubt in the workplace.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a real sense of clarity about your career path? Career coaches are experts at helping you identify your values, interests, and skills, and then help you align those with your career goals. This can be especially helpful for women who may feel stuck or uncertain about their career direction.
That’s right – career coaching will leave you with a tonne of new practical skills that you can implement at work for the rest of your career! As you probably know, effective communication is crucial in the workplace, and career coaching can help you brush up on those skills – from dealing with a toxic colleague to speaking up in front of executives and making your value visible .
Our job as coaches is to help you identify areas where you may be struggling, such as public speaking or conflict resolution, and provide tangible strategies for improvement. If you’d like an example of what these skills can look like, be sure check out my Free Guide: How To Communicate Confidently With Senior Stakeholders.
If you’re looking to move up the career ladder, a career coach can help you get there a heck of a lot faster. By helping you develop the skills you need to be an effective leader, such as delegation, decision-making, and problem-solving, your coach will give you an inside track to rising the ranks – and who doesn’t love a fair advantage?
One of the best parts that so many women love about our RISE Programs is the opportunity to meet an incredible cohort of like-minded women in our group coaching sessions. Networking and expanding your professional circle is such a key component of career success, and a professional career coaching program can not only put you in front of new people, but your coach will also be able to help you sharpen your networking skills.
Career coaching can also help you achieve a better work-life balance. A coach can help you identify your priorities and develop strategies for managing your time more effectively. This can be especially important for women who may be juggling multiple responsibilities, such as work, family, and personal interests.
Ultimately, career coaching can help you achieve greater job satisfaction. By identifying your values, interests, and strengths, you can align your career goals with what truly matters to you. This can lead to greater fulfilment and happiness in your career – win-win hey?!
At the end of the day, investing in career coaching is an investment in yourself and your future. It’s one of the purest acts of self care you could make! If you’re a woman looking to advance in your career, consider working with a career coach to achieve your goals. With the right guidance and support, you can achieve your full potential and create a fulfilling and successful career.
At Your Brilliant Career, we offer personalised coaching programs designed specifically for women. Our founder, Gillian Fox, is a women’s career expert and leadership coach with over 25 years of experience helping women achieve their career goals. Discover the RISE Accelerate and RISE Elite programs to explore how career coaching can help you achieve success in your career.