The impact of coaching was first noticed in the field of sports. In 1875, Harvard and Yale played one of the first games of American Football. Yale had hired a coach, while Harvard had not. In the following 30 years, Harvard won only 4 games. This showed the difference coaching can make on a team. Harvard’s shortcomings led to them eventually getting a coach. Fast-forward many years to today, where having at least one coach has become a norm for any individual or team sport.

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If coaching works so well in the field of sports, can it be applied across other fields as well? Absolutely! The principles of coaching have been applied across fields such as music, acting, business, etc., and the results have been exemplary. Most successful people in a plethora of fields have worked with coaches to understand where they can improve and achieve their goals. This begs the question, “What is it about coaching that helps people unlock growth? What allows them to succeed? Why does it work so well?”

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A coach is an external set of eyes and ears, and one who observes, listens, critiques and gives you feedback on ways to improve. Often, you are too close to the problem to see it objectively, or you cannot understand what you are doing wrong. This is where having a coach’s perspective can be particularly rewarding. A coach breaks down your activities into smaller fragments and examines them with great detail. This helps you find new ways for you to approach the activity.

When you start something new, you notice that you learn a lot initially. But as you get regular at it and set into a routine, the learning and growth deteriorate and come to a halt. If you are looking to improve, the fresh perspective and expertise of a coach can be of great help to you. A coach can identify toxic habits and patterns that may have been overlooked by you, help you break them, and learn from the journey. The difference between a good performer and a great performer is in realising one’s true potential, and one can become the latter with a good coach by their side.

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Coaching is a continuous process. A coach’s role is more than someone critiquing your shortcomings, but someone who works with you as a partner in your journey and helps you develop a system for success. Constantly tracking your performance, keeping you accountable for your effort, and motivating you in the process are just some of the important roles that a coach plays.

The success of being coached is no longer a secret, and the model of coaching has been applied across various fields, which has yielded great results across the board. Whether it is life coaching or business coaching, it makes a positive difference in the lives of clients and is most commonly known to make them better at communication, stress management, and leading balanced lives.

Unlike Harvard, you don’t have to wait 30 years to work with a coach. If you think you or your organization can perform better and achieve more, reach out to us to schedule a free 30 minute 1 on 1 with us so we can identify problematic areas and provide solutions tailored to your needs. 

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