Do I Need Coaching? Has there ever been a phase in your life where you felt that while everything is going smoothly in your life and yet there is a nagging sensation that things can be better? Or has there been a challenging period in your personal/professional life that can be improved on? If you answer yes to any of these questions then yes you may want to explore getting coached by a professional.

Contrary to popular belief, unlike sport coaching, coaching does not require the coach to shout and give instructions to the person being coached in order to get the message across. Coaching requires the coach to engage in prudent listening and powerful questioning in order to induce critical thinking and reflection on the client’s life and career experience, knowledge and values to find a nonchalant or creative solution to their goal.

Once such objectives are perceived to be met, the client will then be held accountable by the coach by reporting regularly on his/her progress on meeting goals and objectives.

Why Are Coach Needed?

In today’s professional setting, a coach is hired typically by a corporation to ensure top performance from c-suite or senior managements, to develop inner talents from these individuals and to facilitate promotions and transitioning into a higher role. Certain corporation also hires coach to address behavioural issues within staffs and management in order to incorporate positive company cultures.

For individuals, the coach is hired with the aim to improve the client performance by facilitating learning as part of the process. The coaching method focuses on the client’s present rather than his/her past to help establish a potential solution to maximise the client’s performance in their professional and personal life. One way to improve performance is to ensure an accountability system is formed during and after the session, this accountability process help the client to stay focused on their goals. Example, a weekly accountability reporting by client can help to increase focus and productivity.

How Coaching is Done?

While many people think coaching is having a person shouting and telling you what to do, the opposite is true.

There is a big difference between mentoring/teaching the client and helping them to learn. During the coaching session, the coach will throw a barrage of questions through a structured process to help the individual think through their problems and eventually solving it, thereafter the coach becomes an accountability coach where the client may continue to establish a reporting process to the coach on their progress.

A popular process of questioning can be brought into fruition via the TGROW Model

Topic; Goal; Reality; Obstacle/Options; & Way Forward

The TGROW Coaching model provides a proper framework for effective coaching. It is a structured coaching format to help client identify the Topic on hand, a Goal which is usually the takeaway for the session through understanding the Reality of the situation on hand.

As the session progresses, the client will start to identify Obstacles towards their goals and brainstorm ideas and Optionsthat can help them finally commit to one or two solutions in order to take concrete action and pave the Way forward to meeting their goals.

There are also many principles that can be established within the framework that can make the session either transactional or transformational.

Coaching Cost

A typical coaching session will be charged on an hourly basis. High level coaching which involves companies’ executives and professionals can cost an average of $750 USD per hour after inflation.

Over here in Feel Good Concept, we charge at an affordable per session rate of $188 Net.

Do I Need Coaching?

That depends, we have shared the typical cost and the most commonly used process and how it can benefit you, coaching can be for anyone as long as there is a need for you to improve your performance and to do better in life. Some example on why coaching can help you

  • You want to explore a new career path
  • You want your business, career, and relationship to be much better
  • You wish to nurture talent within your organisation
  • You want to be a better leader
  • You want to invest in yourself but want to know how
  • You want to scale up your business or your own career