Coaching was first used successfully in the world of sport and its benefits are now being realised in the business world. The use of a coach can not only help you realise a career goal, it can also improve your personal life.
The benefits for you and your organisation can be plentiful. Therefore it’s important to dismiss the myths that surround this profession and establish essential objectives for you and your potential coach to follow.
Coaching is Not Only There to Help You, but to Help Others
Invest a few minutes each day coaching different members of your team. The coaching you receive from your coach is then filtered down throughout your organization.
Practicing coaching builds on the communication and soft skills needed to become a successful leader.
The investment in IT Architecture coaching develops strength in depth which in turn leads to a more robust organisation.
You Have the Questions, They Have the Answers
All organizations have questions which need to be answered. Not all organizations have the resources to answer these questions effectively.
Being there to answer your questions is one of the most important services a coach can provide.
Taking the time to build up a professional relationship with your coach will reap huge rewards for both you and your organization. The things you learn can be passed down to more junior members of your team, helping them to work more efficiently. This in turn helps you complete projects on time and within budget. Something many IT professionals fail to do.
Once you’ve had a few coaching sessions, you’ll start to feel the benefit in the form of increased confidence and operating in a more structured way. Where once you were running around from one meeting to the next, not able to fully complete the work you were hired to do. Now you have more time to complete the task in hand properly and professionally.
Now all you need to do is find a suitable coach. On a professional level an IT Architecture coach should not only be skilled in coaching but also hugely experienced within the world of IT. As we all know IT has a language all of its own, your IT Architecture coach should be able to fully understand the problems you are facing every single day.