Workers today are experiencing more stress, anxiety, and frustration with their careers than ever before. Many feel unfulfilled by their day job, restlessly unproductive, and emotionally unattached to their employer and coworkers. Unfortunately, the imbalance they feel in the workplace spills into their personal lives. They routinely sleep less than they should, their eating habits are all over the place, and regular exercise is practically non-existent.
Coaching feels like a new buzz word. You can't take a step left or right without coming across some sort of life or business coach—and for good reason. More and more research is being conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of coaching, especially in the workplace. It’s a powerful tool that knocks down barriers, empowers employees to take action, and improves office morale.
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As an Admissions Coach, I hear from people all across the country (and world!) who are interested in becoming a professional coach but are apprehensive about investing in themselves.
One of the biggest misconceptions I hear from people when they are considering enrolling in the iPEC Coach Training Program is that they’ll need to quit their job in order to have the time to complete it. They often feel overwhelmed by everything else going on in their life, they couldn’t possibly fit one more thing in. Right?
When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the east coast, I wasn’t prepared for the chaos she would throw my life into. It had never crossed my mind that I’d end up unemployed (for an entire year!) because of Mother Nature. Making the decision to invest in coach training was so difficult. I had lost my home and my job, but I forced myself to let go of the fear for just a minute, so that I could envision my future.
I wasn't always the Admissions Director at iPEC. A few years ago, I was downsized, scared, and wondering where my next pay check was going to come from. Every week, I'd complete my unemployment paperwork and wonder what my next step would be. I spent a lot of time researching, and finally decided to make a really big (four-digit big) investment in iPEC's coach training. But I was still so nervous. Was I making the right decision?