Are you looking for change? Do you have important goals to reach, such as writing a book or starting a business? Maybe you want to be more effective in your job or develop new skills? Or maybe you want more from life: more impact in your work, better financial security, less stress?

Whatever the individual motivation, when people feel restless and want things to shift, engaging the services of an executive coach could be the answer.

Coaching is not about solving problems, although problems will be solved. It is not primarily about improving performance or achieving results although all of this will happen over time in an effective coaching relationship. Coaching in its essence is a forward-thinking approach: it is about discovery, awareness and choice. It is a way of raising self-awareness and empowering people to find their own answers. A coach is a partner who is there to encourage and support you on your path as you make important choices and to hold you accountable.

Coaching takes time, skill and energy: if you want to benefit, you must do the work! It’s no wonder that organisations and individuals want to know whether coaching really makes a difference. A 2015 study by Jones, R. J., et al. published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology found that organisations that use coaching perform 14% better than organisations that don’t. Perhaps most dramatic, the study found that individual-level growth increases by 39% with coaching.

Coaching is one of the most powerful investments that you can make in yourself. So what are you waiting for?