What is a Game Changer?

A Game Changer is “a newly introduced element or factor that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way.” Susanne named her company Game Change Coaching & Consulting because she has found a solution that is so powerful and has such a significant impact on people and organizations – it’s a Game Changer! This newly introduced factor is the coaching approach. The significant change that she brings to your existing situation is increased employee engagement and improved organizational performance and success.

I keep hearing about leadership and executive coaching more and more. Why is it becoming so popular and in demand?

A professional coach helps a leader to grow, reduce or eliminate blind spots, increase awareness, and improve relationships and performance. Coaching reduces the likelihood of failure and burnout and increases the success rate and longevity of leaders by providing a safe environment where concerns, feelings, and dreams can be freely expressed. Smart CEOs and progressive organizations now realize the value of a good leadership coach. Leaders who want to learn, grow, and achieve their full potential benefit tremendously from coaching.

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a creative and insightful partnership that supports and inspires people to maximize their full potential, in both their personal and professional lives, through self-awareness, self-empowerment and engagement of their magnificent self. The coach and client form a working partnership that provides the structure and support to grow. Most clients have an agenda of items that they bring to the coaching relationship; specific goals or obstacles to overcome. Regardless of the coaching content, there are numerous benefits that all clients can achieve.

  • Learning from ongoing action and feedback
  • Gaining new perspectives on challenges and opportunities
  • Enhanced thinking and decision making skills
  • Increased confidence and satisfaction, personally and professionally
  • Enhanced personal effectiveness and productivity
  • Greater ability to reframe and resolve complex problems
  • Being more present, finding more meaning, and living more authentically
  • Experiencing more connection to self and others and improving relationships
  • Challenging assumptions and transforming limiting beliefs
  • Achievement of goals

According to the 2009 International Coach Federation Global Coaching Client Study, companies see a median return on investment (ROI) of seven times their initial investment. Individual clients reported a median return on investment of 3.44 times their investment.

What is the return on investment (ROI) from engaging a leadership coach?

There have been numerous studies done on the effectiveness of coaching and its impact to the bottom line. The Manchester Executive Coaching Survey found the ROI on executive coaching was conservatively, almost six times the cost of the coaching. Other studies show even higher ROI results.

Organizations that utilize coaching services see measurable improvements in:

Productivity Workplace Engagement Cost reduction Employee Attraction Working Relationships
Quality Organizational Strength Customer service Employee Retention Teamwork
Sales Positive Energy Client Relationships Job Satisfaction Bottom Line Profitability

Leaders who receive coaching see measurable improvements in:

Positive Relations with Others Increased Resilience and Physical Well-Being
Goal Attainment Decreased Stress, Depression and Anxiety
Overall Effectiveness Self-Acceptance and Purpose

Although measuring coaching ROI is important, what is even more important are the broad range of positive results that coaching has, not only in one’s professional life but in one’s personal life as well.

What is the benefit of choosing an ICF Credentialed Coach?

A coach that has been credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) has completed stringent education and experience requirements and has demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence in coaching. They have fulfilled coach-specific training, achieved a designated number of experience hours, and have worked with a Mentor Coach. The ICF credential is recognized worldwide.

According to the 2010 ICF Global Consumer Awareness Study, clients were more likely to be satisfied with their coaching experience and recommend coaching to others when they worked with an ICF Credentialed coach.

How does coaching compare to therapy, consulting and mentoring?

To answer this question, let’s take the example of learning to ride a bike.

  • A therapist will analyze and help you discover your blocks and past traumas that are preventing you from riding.
  • A consultant will provide you with technical information about the bike, its features and how to use them.
  • A mentor will ride the bike and then show you how to ride it.
  • A coach will encourage you as you actually get on your bike, support you as you discover your balance, give you a push when you need it, run beside you and cheer you on, and then let go as you ride on your own!

How confidential is coaching?

Susanne’s coaching relationships, as well as all information (documented or verbal) that is shared with her is bound to confidentiality by The Coaches Training Institute’s and the International Coach Federation’s Code of Ethics.

What commitment is required of me in a coaching relationship?

Coaching is a powerful tool to make significant changes in your life. Coaching requires you to…

  • Be committed to the coaching sessions and to taking action
  • Be responsible for the results of your coaching process
  • Be yourself and tell the truth, even if it is uncomfortable

How do I find out more about Game Change Coaching & Consulting services?

Contact Game Change Coaching & Consulting for a complimentary consultation to discuss what it is you want to achieve for yourself, your team or your organization. Together we will determine the best course of action for your particular needs.