You and I have both been either watching the news or reading the headlines. We are living in uncertain times and there are more variables than ever affecting our lives. You might be telling yourself that going it alone is fine, but without adequate time examining choices and devising actionable plans, you could be missing out on opportunities or even worse, overlooking blind spots. There are costs associated with operating on autopilot, especially when the skies are cloudy.
Initially created to support business men and C-suite executives, coaching has been a profession for several decades and is now available to everyone. Today, with 68% of U.S. employees not engaged or actively disengaged at work according to a recent Gallup poll, and many others transitioning to new careers, starting businesses or pursuing passion projects, coaches continue to provide tremendous value to their clients in the forms of improved clarity, accountability around goals and most importantly, results—both financial and otherwise.
Here are some benefits reported by individuals who have hired coaches:
- Improved overall health and wellness
- Reconnection with their passions
- Stronger personal and professional relationships
- Improved work performance
- Discovery of new possibilities for their lives through entrepreneurship and the building of their vision
- Growth and profitability in their existing businesses
- Start and completion of passion projects
- Finding new, healthier ways to process pain and heal
One of my favorite articles on the topic was published by CBS News in 2011 and you can read more about the Top 10 Professional Life Coaching Myths on their site; the article highlights studies that have attempted to quantify your return on this investment (ROI) and it is well worth the read before you select your coach.
New Roots Living offers private, effective Life and Business Coaching to help you transition to a sustainable, more fulfilling life. If interested in working 1-on-1 with certified life and business coach Denise Sarkor, contact her today. You can also read testimonials from her clients at denisesarkor.com/testimonials.
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International life and business coach, author, and speaker, DENISE SARKOR was born in Monrovia, Liberia and raised in northern New Jersey. Denise is the Founder and CEO of New Roots Development, LLC—a coaching, boutique publishing and editorial company, supporting like-minded Change Agents. In 2016, she completed an ICF accredited training program that has been equipping life coaches since the 1980s and earned her coaching certification. Denise served as Managing Editor of Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs from 2012 to 2013, and previously worked as an international banker and development consultant at institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and the World Bank. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in International Finance and Economic Policy from Columbia University. A lover of the arts, global citizen and humanitarian, Denise supports the causes of economic empowerment, education, and human rights. She is author of The Clean Poetry Series—healing poetry for women experiencing separation and divorce, and her work has also appeared in The Huffington Post. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.