Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy International Coaching Week

This week we celebrate all things coaching with International Coaching Week (#ICW2017). All around the world, different chapters are celebrating through learning events, pro-bono coaching and other initiatives.

I myself am just back from speaking at the ICFAtlantic Conference held on Friday and Saturday in Halifax. With wonderful speakers on topics including neuroscience, creating safety in teams, team and group coaching, and spirituality, it was a great kick off to this year's ICW. Having just visited the ICF Raleigh Chapter the week before I was struck at how similar our conversations are at the chapter level, even with different geographical contexts.

We often get asked why coaching? What's the impact? I usually like to point prospective clients back to the ICF Research around the Benefits of Using a Coach Article, which you can access here.

Research from the ICF has found that there are a number of benefits because of coaching including:

Increased productivity measures include:
Improved work performance (70%)
Improved business management (61%)
Improved time management (57%)
Improved team effectiveness (51%)

and Improved positivity measures include:
Increased self-confidence (80%)
Increased relationships (73%)
Improved communication skills (72%)
Improved work life balance (67%)

What have you seen to be the benefits of coaching?

I'll be posting a couple of times this week in honor of ICW...stay tuned for a few more posts.

Have a great start to your week,

Jennifer Britton
Potentials Realized | Group Coaching Essentials
Phone: (416)996-8326

Our spring 2017 Group Coaching sessions start later this week with the Group Coaching Essentials training (Fridays 11:15 -12:30pm ET - 8.75 CCEs) and the Advanced Group and Team Coaching Practicum (10 CCEs). I will also be offering the in person Group and Team Coaching Intensive on June 19-20 in Toronto, CANADA (19 CCEs)

​Connect with us to be the first to know more about launch events around my newest book - Effective Virtual Conversations - coming out later this spring/early summer!