Your Life, by Design – Virtual Coaching
We work with women of all ages and backgrounds to help them RISE to success, and offer access to coaching tools and techniques to empower them to achieve their potential.
Our objectives are to:
- Equip individuals with the enterprising attributes, skills and knowledge to succeed
- Support individuals into training, education and employment
- Support individuals into self-employment
- Support individuals to be successful leaders in their field.
- Empower individuals to coach and mentor others.
We provide business coaching and training to social, ethical and commercial entrepreneurs from early stage through to growth.
We provide leadership coaching and training to individuals leading others in their community or workplace.
Life Coaching has quickly become extremely popular in the last five years. With the challenges and stress in people’s personal lives, this comes as no surprise. Life Coaches “coach” an individual in all aspects of their personal life. They are a cross between a mentor and a teacher. Hiring a Life Coach isn’t just necessary when your life is out of control. They are also perfect to work with when your life is going well.
As an organization we aim to INSPIRE as well as be INSPIRED by the individuals and the partners we work with! Our Vision reflects our values….
- Inspiring. To promote the achievements of our clients to inspire and motivate other like-minded individuals and organizations.
- Networked. To identify, facilitate and develop relationships for professional and personal development.
- Successful. The drive to succeed is a core characteristic reflected throughout our work with entrepreneurs and like minded visionaries.
- Pioneering. Women Who RISE encourage our clients to have belief in themselves and their abilities and to be pioneers in their chosen industry or field.
- Inclusive. The company strives to work with women from all ages, backgrounds and communities.
- Responsible. Women Who RISE is committed to promoting and practicing the best way to run a business, with a positive impact on the environment, economy and community.
- Social Consciousness. Nurturing the socially responsible nature of our team, members and our partners is fundamental to our business success.
- Dynamic. Motivated and energetic to explore and harness new challenges and opportunities that are presented to us as entrepreneurs, educators and community leaders.
Who Benefits from Coaching in the Workplace?
Coaching is as much a perk to your employees as are their computers. Employees may view coaching as a value added benefit, but the successful organizations see coaching as something much more than a perk. Done right, professional coaching can drive sales, employee engagement, creativity, workplace satisfaction, and bottom line results. Wellness programs have been shown to provide approximately a 300% return on investment (ROI). In other words, companies who spend $1 in a wellness program (e.g., exercise clubs, personal trainers, smoking cessation workshops) earn $3 as a result of decreased turnover, fewer sick days, reduced health insurance costs, etc. It’s no wonder wellness programs have experienced such tremendous growth—it makes financial sense.
The ROI from professional coaching is even more astonishing. According to a Manchester Consulting Group study of Fortune 100 executives, the Economic Times reports “coaching resulted in a ROI of almost six times the program cost as well as a 77% improvement in relationships, 67% improvement in teamwork, 61% improvement in job satisfaction and 48% improvement in quality.” Additionally, a study of Fortune 500 telecommunications companies by MatrixGlobal found executive coaching resulted in a 529% ROI. The CIPD concludes “coaching is not just perceived as a nice-to-have intervention.”
Do You Have Time for Coaching?
Professional coaching is a high-leverage activity. Clients can achieve remarkable progress toward their desired future in less than an hour per month of coaching. There is a wide spectrum of how coaching is delivered. Some coaches prefer to meet one-on-one with clients in an office, but most recommend telephone sessions for the ease of use, minimization of distractions, better privacy, greater efficiency, and for (yes, apparently) better connection to the client. Best practices in coaching call for between two and four sessions per month that last at least 20 minutes and up to 60 minutes. A sweet spot for many coaches and clients seems to be three sessions per month for 20 to 45 minutes a session – a miniscule investment of time for the results achieved.
What is A Coach’s Role?
Your coach may be friendly, but they are not your friend. Your coach is your advocate. They want the best from you. They will work with you to help you reach your goals and to succeed. Your coach will hold you accountable and challenge you to grow and do more than you think you can do. They may push, pull, and stretch you in ways that may feel uncomfortable. And unlike a friendship, the coaching relationship is unilateral – it is exclusively focused on you and your goals, not the coach, his family, his golf handicap, or what she did over the weekend.
Isn’t Coaching only for Corporate Execs?
Coaching is good for anyone who is motivated to create a better life. Initially professional coaching or executive coaching was for upper management, and some organizations still focus their coaching efforts on their top performers. For example, a column by the Economic Times titled “A Personal Coach” says coaching is “designed to help senior leaders create and execute breakthrough ideas, develop strategic pathways and set milestones. Companies across the board are similarly opting for coaching to help their high-potential executives perform in larger, rapidly-changing roles in a globalized world.”
But professional coaching isn’t just for the executive suite. The CIPD research study shows just under 5% of coaching is restricted to senior executives. Now, more and more companies are recognizing the powerful benefits of providing coaching to rank and file employees. For example, online shoe and clothing company Zappos.com, known for their outstanding commitment to creating a culture of unparalleled customer service (they even teach this through Zappos Insights), has a full-time goals coach who works with any employee – not just management – on helping them create better lives.
Can I Afford a Coach?
Coaching can cost a great deal of money. Harvard Business School’s “What can Coaches do for You?” research whitepaper reports some executive coaches cost up to $3,500 for an hour of coaching. While this is an extreme, most personal coaches charge a monthly retainer between $500 to $2,000 a month. According to a study commissioned by the International Coach Federation, individual clients reported a median ROI of 3.44 times their investment in coaching. Bottom line, coaching is an investment that can produce monetary rewards above and beyond the cost.
Utilizing the skills of a professional Life Coach is an excellent way to move past the hurdles that exist in your life. Are you finding that events from your past are hindering your current momentum? Do you feel that your life is lacking structure or direction? Are you dissatisfied with the current state of your day to day living? These are all questions that a qualified Life Coach can help you answer. A good Life Coach does not provide all of the answers. What they do provide are the tools for you to discover how to change and better your life.
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We are in the business of empowerment.