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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Nicholson

Coaching for Personal & Professional Growth

For every $1 spent on ordinary mental health concerns, employers see a $4 return in productivity gains - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Navigating one's career involves many detours, milestones, bumps, evolved expectations, and experiences that impact our professional and personal lives. Despite the evolution of technology, employees spend more than 40 hours at work, leading to a significant increase in workplace stress. Workplace stress is the primary workplace health concern. There are documented correlations between its impact on high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, physical inactivity, and obesity. These conditions cost U.S. employers $36.4 billion yearly due to loss of productivity and absenteeism. According to the American Institute for Stress, 80% of employees report workplace stress, while 60% of absenteeism is related to workplace stress and burnout.

Comprehensive support systems are essential with the rise in complex mental health issues, such as workplace stress, as highlighted in Lyra Health's 2024 State of the Workforce Mental Health Report. I have witnessed many organizations expand their total rewards with meaningful well-being initiatives from virtual mental health support, time off, meeting-free days, and flexible work arrangements without considering the intent and monitoring the impact. This action does not lead to the transformation organizations truly desire, or their workplace deserves. Like a butterfly, organizations and leaders should view the employee lifecycle in concert with the 12 functions of human resources to meet your organizational mission, vision, and values. But there is also another reason to be intentional - to retain your workforce so they do not just survive but thrive. Integrated life coaching is a great opportunity to reduce workplace stress.

“You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within.” –– Bob Nelson

Coaches are pivotal in fostering growth, development, and success in any sector. They provide invaluable expertise, guidance, and support, helping individuals, teams, and organizations navigate the complexities of the professional world of work to achieve their goals. 

How Coaching Transform

Coaching imparts advice or solutions and facilitates self-discovery, empowerment, and transformation. Coaches deeply understand human behavior, organizational dynamics, and leadership principles, enabling them to tailor their approach to each situation's unique needs and goals, whether working with an individual, a team, a group, or an entire organization. Through insightful questioning, active listening, and strategic interventions, coaches empower their clients to unlock their potential, overcome obstacles, and thrive personally and professionally, enhancing workplace morale and employee wellbeing.

Benefits of Integrated Coaching for Professionals & Organizations

Here are three ways individuals and organizations can benefit from integrated coaching to mitigate workplace stress:

Enhanced Performance and Productivity

AllProfit HR coaching can significantly enhance the performance and productivity of staff members across all levels of the organization. Employees can identify and overcome obstacles, develop essential skills, and unlock their full potential through personalized coaching sessions. Coaches provide valuable feedback, guidance, and support, enabling employees to set and achieve meaningful goals that align with organizational objectives. By investing in coaching for all staff members, organizations can cultivate a continuous learning, growth, and excellence culture, resulting in improved individual and team performance.

Increased Employee Engagement and Satisfaction

Effective Leadership Development

Reflecting on my coaching journey, I recall a profound insight that resonated deeply and affected my personal and professional development. During one of our sessions, Janine posed a thought-provoking question: "What does love look like today for Michelle?" This simple yet profound inquiry sparked a paradigm shift in how I approached self-care and personal fulfillment. It reminded me that self-love is not selfish but essential for holistic well-being. By prioritizing self-care and setting boundaries, I experienced profound empowerment and contentment, positively impacting all aspects of my life. 

"I have witnessed many organizations expand their total rewards with meaningful well-being initiatives without considering the intent and monitoring the impact." - Michelle Nicholson

Are you ready to embark on integrated life coaching for you or your staff to define, evolve, and inspire positive changes that unlock even more success? As your People, Culture, and Empowerment Partner, AllProfit HR desires to provide other professionals with profound breakthroughs relative to their life experiences through coaching. Reach out to discuss more today. Happy Executive Coach Day to all the inspiring coaches who make a difference in our lives!

Share Your Thoughts

Join the conversation on the transformative power of professional needs. Let's reimagine people-centered workplaces where everyone profits - personally and professionally.

If you could envision an ideal coaching experience tailored to your needs, what would it look like, and what outcomes would you hope to achieve?

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