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As individuals, why is it so hard to create long lasting positive change? Whether it is changing unhealthy habits to healthy ones, or changing unproductive thought patterns to productive ones, intentional change is often a tough and messy process. While there is no magic pill or shortcut to make this process easier, behavioural science based coaching with professionals has been proven to be an effective method to achieve change that sticks. So what makes the coaching process effective? Let’s take a look.
Evidence and science based
Coaching based on cognitive behavioural therapy supports people through behaviour change by means of a guided discovery process. Guided discovery uses socratic questioning to help people analyse their thought processes and arrive at their own conclusions and solutions.
Using an incremental improvement approach that encourages self-reflection and through sharing of relevant and contextual knowledge, coaching supports people in achieving outcomes that they may have previously considered out of their reach.
Growth lies outside of comfort zones, but it can be a daunting step to move beyond the comfort zone. Coaching support can not only make it less daunting to take that step but also accelerate the growth process itself.
Helps you get past failure
Some of the biggest learning moments are also moments of failure. In these moments, it can be easy to wallow in the hurt caused by failure and difficult to look at what can be learned. A good coach will provide the outside perspective and just the right kind of help needed to find the nugget of insight within the ‘failure’.
Empowers you to be intentional about your life
The ultimate outcome of the coaching process is a life lived intentionally. We often find ourselves faced with blockers in life that are difficult to overcome and there may be reasons why our friends and family may not be able to help us in these situations. This is when professional help in the form of coaching can help us get past these blockers, and redirect us back to living more intentionally.
There is a large, and growing body of evidence to demonstrate that coaching helps create lasting behavioural change. Applications for coaching range from therapy, health and wellness to overcoming professional blockers.
At Medoo, we are creating tools to help coaches execute their craft better. We’re focussing on strengthening the coach-coachee relationship, especially in-between sessions. If you are a coach or someone interested in the coaching process, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.