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Using a coach & a mirror in your business

One way of viewing coaching is that as a coach I hold up a mirror against the client & their world is reflected back for them to see it in a fresh new way….& this often allows them to tackle issues, they see development areas themselves, or they see a goal or aspiration from a new perspective. It allows the client to pause, & see all the good stuff that’s going on in their life or business, too – coaching celebrates, too.

If we continue using coaching as a mirror analogy, we all need to use a mirror in our lives every day

  • Mirrors reflect our current ‘look or state’ & help us make adjustments if necessary, ie: apply some make-up, or wipe the latte mustache away
  • We use mirrors for safety when driving – it gives us a heads up, information on which to base our next move or action
  • We use mirrors in astronomy – magnifying & focusing in our search for the stars – the next new discovery

So, what’s so great about coaching for business?

The CIPD Learning & Talent Management Report 2013 states that the next 2 years will bring: ‘….greater integration between coaching, organisational development & performance management’

It’s a simple fact that coaching as part of an organisation’s overall strategy for success is key & will continue to be. In fact, 39% of organisations surveyed for the report ‘..believe that coaching is their most effective talent management activity.’

And yet, 48% of these companies also reported a skills gap in their organisation for coaching/mentoring & development of staff. A role for the external coach perhaps…?

Why should you invest in coaching…?

Interestingly, when talking about talent management, ‘88% of small organisations (fewer than 50 employees) were most likely to report their talent management activities as effective compared with large organisations ’ – showing that big budgets and complex leadership development programmes aren’t necessary to have a positive impact on your business. It’s the simple human interaction from coaching & mentoring that is powerful.

Coaching your employees demonstrates that:

@ You value your staff
@ You are committed to a successful future
@ It also offers you another change and transformation tool

Finally, Coaching can help your organisation to develop more rapidly and produce more satisfying results.


So what’s so great about Life Matters Coaching?

You get an effective, bespoke, quality coaching solution that benefits your organisation.  But don’t just take my word for it, here’s some defined statistics from satisfied customers:

Satisfaction with life increased an average: 23%
Satisfaction in career increased an average: 20%
Feelings of being overwhelmed/stress decreased an average: 53%


I hope you agree these are some great improvements from a simple yet effective intervention – who wouldn’t want to see this in their own business or personal life..?