If you’re on the fence about investing time, energy, and money into career or executive coaching, you’re not alone. Many of our clients start out wondering if working with a coaching company is right for them. Once we partner with them and they find themselves reaching their goals, however, they begin to recognize the incredible ROI of working with an individual dedicated to their success.
The ROI of Coaching
Coaching is not a one-size-fits-all solution to your career or personal growth needs, challenges, or goals. Instead, coaching is a personalized experience that helps you achieve specific outcomes. Different types of coaching and coaches can help you achieve success in your personal life, leadership role, overall career, or health.
When you work with a skilled coach, the return on your time, money, and energy investment can include…
- Enhanced work-life harmony
- Heightened well-being
- Less stress
- Better physical and mental health
- Improved personal and career relationships
- Achieving long-term goals
- Broadened opportunities
- Career growth seen through measurable outcomes such as promotions, raises, and expanded roles
6 Common Holdups You May Have About Coaching
Today we’re unpacking the six most common holdups we’ve heard from people and how you can overcome them to take advantage of the transformative power of coaching.
1. “I don’t think I can really change.”
If you’ve tried and tried to overcome bad habits, make personal or professional improvements in your life, or create new, positive habits in your life with few results, you may have just come to the conclusion that you’re doomed to perpetual failure. Coaching allows you to tweak these beliefs. When working with a coach, you’ll start at the root of the problem and change your belief systems regarding your behaviors and actions, so you can make real, impactful changes that last.
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2. “Coaching is too expensive.”
While the initial rate for a coaching service may seem high, the return on that investment is immeasurable if you work with a certified coach, such as an Arootah coach. Our coaches are all ICF-certified; which means they’ve completed a rigorous training program approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading global organization for coaching professionals. To maintain this accreditation, our coaches show continued professional development and adhere to ICF’s high coaching standards.
Additionally, Arootah offers a variety of coaches with a wide range of specialties — including executive coaches, life coaches, career coaches, and health coaches — so you can find a coach that best meets your needs and goals.
Remember: the best investment is an investment in your future. If you find that you truly can’t fit coaching into your current budget, consider where you might be able to cut back in other areas, so you can invest in what matters.
3. “I’m uncomfortable with change.”
Change can indeed be intimidating! It might be uncomfortable to have a coach question your established routines or to take on new responsibilities when you’re already stretched thin. Nonetheless, if your current approach isn’t yielding the desired outcomes in any aspect of your life, persisting with the same strategies isn’t advisable. Alterations are necessary for different results. Although implementing positive changes can be difficult, requiring you to adapt your time and energy management, the improvements in your life and career will prove that the investment was worthwhile.
4. “I’m not sure which coach or coaching service to choose.”
If you’re ready to invest in coaching but haven’t started because you’re not sure where the start line is, Arootah can help. Our team mitigates this issue by matching you with a coach based on your specific needs, so your coaching experience is tailored to you.
5. “I’m not sure coaching will actually work.”
Many people overestimate their own skills and aptitude for solving problems while underestimating the value coaching can bring to their lives. However, trusting a coach and their process can be well worth it once you begin to understand their value.
The best way to overcome this holdup? Book a trial session with a coach. During this session, you’ll learn what to expect before you commit to a long-term arrangement.
6. “I’m not sure if I’ll get the results I want to see.”
Your results are always up to you! Coaching is a two-way street, and your coach can’t do all the work for you, you must put in the effort.
When you work with a coach, you identify your goals and the changes you want to make in your life. Your coach will help you clarify your goals and build a plan for achieving them. Along the way, you’ll regularly review your progress so you can know exactly where you are, how far you must go, and where you’re headed.
The Bottom Line
If you’re on the fence about coaching, you’re likely facing one of these six holdups. However, these are all holdups that you can easily overcome. Speak with an Arootah coach today via a free introductory call to learn more about the coaching process and what you can expect.