Coaching is a rapidly growing profession that helps individuals and organisations unlock their potential, overcome limiting beliefs, and achieve their goals. The power of coaching lies in its ability to empower individuals to identify their unique strengths, values, and aspirations and develop strategies to reach their full potential.
As a coach with many years of experience, I have witnessed firsthand the positive impact coaching can have on individuals’ personal and professional lives. One of the most memorable experiences I had was when I worked with a major bank and its employees. Initially, many participants were skeptical about the coaching process, as they were used to traditional training methods. However, as they began to engage in the coaching process, they were amazed by the power of their own reflections in identifying their unique strengths and potential for growth.
Through coaching, individuals can identify their values, strengths, and skills and begin to set clear goals that are aligned with their aspirations. Coaching can also help individuals overcome limiting beliefs that may be holding them back from reaching their full potential. By providing a safe and supportive environment for reflection and exploration, coaching empowers individuals to develop strategies to achieve their full potential.
Another example was a client I worked with in the manufacturing industry. The client was a director with strong technical skills and had been identified as a high-potential leader in the organisation. However, he lacked the leadership and attitudes that were necessary for him to be successful in a CEO role.
During our coaching engagement, we worked together to identify the specific skills and behaviours that the client needed. We also focused on his interpersonal skills, as he struggled to build effective relationships with key stakeholders in the organisation.
Through coaching, the client was able to develop his leadership skills and improve his communication. He also learned as a CEO how to manage his time more effectively, delegate tasks to his team, and build effective relationships with his colleagues and stakeholders.
Another client, a high-potential executive, had been feeling overwhelmed and burned out due to the demands of her role. Through coaching, she was able to develop greater self-awareness and recognise the patterns of behaviour that were contributing to her stress and burnout. As a result, she was able to manage her workload more effectively, improve her work-life balance, and experience greater satisfaction in her career.
In addition to its benefits for individuals, coaching can also have a significant impact on organisations. Through coaching, organisations can develop their talent, improve their performance, and achieve their strategic objectives. By investing in coaching for their employees, organisations can help their people to develop the skills, knowledge, and capabilities that are necessary for success in today’s rapidly changing business environment.
Coaching can also help organisations to develop their culture by fostering greater collaboration, innovation, and engagement. Through coaching, employees are encouraged to share their ideas and perspectives and to work together to achieve common goals. By creating a culture of trust, openness, and accountability, organisations can foster greater loyalty and commitment among their employees and build a more resilient and adaptable workforce.
In addition to transforming the lives of my clients, coaching has also had a significant impact on my own personal and professional development. Through the process of training to become a coach, I gained a deeper understanding of myself and my own strengths and weaknesses. I learned how to connect with and empower others and how to provide meaningful support and guidance to help individuals achieve their goals.
As a coach, I have a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment as I witness the transformative impact of coaching on my clients’ lives. I also feel a sense of responsibility to continue to develop my skills and knowledge as a coach, in order to provide the highest level of support and guidance to my clients.
Through ongoing training and professional development, I have continued to refine my coaching skills and deepen my knowledge of the latest coaching techniques and methodologies. This has allowed me to become one of the most renowned coaches in the MENA region and to have a positive impact on the lives of many individuals and organizations.
I have also had the opportunity to train and mentor aspiring coaches through my coach training program. It has been incredibly rewarding to see these individuals develop their own coaching skills and begin to make a difference in the lives of others. I have learned a great deal from my students as they bring their unique perspectives and experiences to the coaching process.
Coaching is a powerful tool that can help individuals and organisations explore their potential and achieve their goals. As a coach, I have seen firsthand the transformative impact that coaching can have on individuals’ lives, and it has been a deeply rewarding experience. It is a privilege to be able to help individuals and organisations unlock their full potential through coaching, and I look forward to continuing to make a positive impact through this powerful tool.
Nada Jreissati is the Founder + CEO of PragmaDoms and is one of the most recognized entrepreneur coaches in the region, having built a coaching and consulting enterprise that certified and coached thousands of entrepreneurs, business owners, executives and individuals.
Today she is also Founder + CEO of Coaching In Lebanon, a non profit initiative to support coaches in developing their skills in going from good to great and providing organizations, entrepreneurs and individuals with coaching and support.
Nada is host of One Coach A Day podcast, and is considered an authority in the coaching field.
Nada was always driven by her love of learning. A top student, she was curious and on the quest for knowledge. There was also that love for helping others, maybe still shy at that time. A year before she graduated from high-school, Nada applied to the AUB medical program. Of the 700 applicants, only 3 received an acceptance letter. Nada was one of them.
This is a special International Coaching Week 2023 article. This week we will be sharing inspiring stories around the power of professional coaching. In addition, we’ll be celebrating with a series of special offers for our community.
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