Coaching can have a major impact in the area of personal and professional development. The following two testimonials attest to the value of such an impact for employees of Carleton:
- “Coaching has allowed me to learn about myself and find answers that I didn’t know I had. I feel that coaching enabled me to take a huge step forward in my self-confidence and in my career. I am achieving a new level of performance using the tools I learned during my coaching and I can now define the issue, own it and face it head on. I am methodical in my approach rather than reactionary and now take the time to reflect on what I have learned and move towards my best self. One direct result from my coaching is I ask for help when I need it. I don’t need to have all of the answers, I bring my strengths and rely on my team for support and guidance.”
- “Having the opportunity to experience one-on-one coaching had a positive impact on both my personal and professional life. Working with a coach allowed me to discuss opportunities and challenges and explore possible solutions and actions in a safe and supportive space. The coach encouraged me to think about issues from a different perspective, and devise an action plan for how to move forward. She also helped me discover skills and strengths that I had not previously recognized in myself. As a result, I gained more confidence and trust in my abilities. “
These testimonials highlight the role that coaching can play in allowing individuals to identify their personal strengths, recognize where they have room for growth, and become comfortable asking for such help.