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Business Coaching For Increasing Focus

Business coaching, which may also be known as executive coaching in some areas, is one of the most effective ways for managers, supervisors, entrepreneurs and those aspiring to these positions to be able to focus on their goals and objectives. By learning how to set goals, stay focused and achieve these goals an individual is able to move forward in their profession and reach any level that they seek.

Moving Forward

Unlike therapeutic interventions, coaching is designed to work on the present and the future while using the past as a point of reference. The past is not something that can be changed; all we can learn to do is use more effective strategies and plans to shape our own futures. This can include both from a company or business wide perspective as well as from a uniquely personal perspective.

Business coaching provides the opportunity for business leaders to stay focused on their goals without dwelling on past problems, indecisions, bad choices or mistakes. Instead, using these less than positive experiences to determine what and where you need to improve allows for continued professional and personal growth.

Focus On You

Too often business professionals are not able to stay focussed on their own personal development and growth as the demands of the job simply consume all their time. While running and managing the business is important, if you are not able to do your job at the level you expect you are constantly creating fertile ground for dissatisfaction with yourself and your job. This in turn leads to burn-out, lack of focus, and lack of confidence in the ability to make the tough decisions that are all part of leadership roles.

Objective Feedback

Having regularly scheduled appointments with one of the experienced business coaches at Philippe Jacquet & Associates ensures that you have the time that you need to work on your own personal development. The sessions can be held around your schedule, but with dedicated time it is a priority and not something that gets pushed into the "to do later" column.

Your personal development goals may include specific business skills and strategies you want to develop, some which may also be highly beneficial in other areas of your life. They can also include effective communication, better problem solving, increasing confidence or some aspect of improvement in your leadership abilities.

The one-on-one, private sessions with your business coach also allow open, objective feedback. In the business world, especially as an executive or manager, this type of feedback is very difficult to obtain. In the session the business coach can point out areas of possible challenge and can guide you through exploration of other options you may want to consider.

The business coach will also help you to stay focussed on your goals during the sessions. Goal setting and objectively measuring your journey towards achieving those goals will be a regular component of your private coaching sessions. Understanding how you are achieving your goals and that changes are occurring in your ability to deal with the issues that are challenging is one of the many positive elements of this unique service.

Posted by: Philippe Jacquet