“When we were in the beehive, it was, ‘How do you succeed in the beehive?’ Now, it’s ‘How do you succeed out on your own?’ ” says Brooks of how workers are managing their own corners of the world.
It means coaching is being seen as less of a remedy for a problem and more of a “virtuous process and experience that brings out the best in all of us.”
That paradigm shift is helping the field of coaching to better fulfil its potential for advancing career development, Brooks says. The practice too often used to focus simply on the job—helping employees succeed in a current work assignment or project—whereas now it’s being looked to more as a way to enable workers to integrate more satisfaction into their job.
Think of it as an opportunity to hold a “board meeting for your life.”
With the accessibility of coaching increasing all the time, another exciting change up is that we're helping people really connect emotionally through the world of video.
We’re all experiencing social distancing in some form and one of the things coaching speaks to is we are wired for emotional connection. We truly need to be connected to other humans so coaching is providing a phenomenal vehicle to help the client feel truly connected so they know they belong, they matter, they have significance and they can feel okay.
They can vent, relax, get the support they need when it suits them, which is really powerful.
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