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Goal setting is one of the core techniques of personal and business coaching. Coaching is concerned with supporting people through the processes of achieving specific personal or professional results. Goal setting involves establishing specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-targeted objectives and is a major component of self-help courses and literature. Setting goals helps people find a sense of direction and purpose. The effectiveness of coaching often revolves around the nature of the goals established by the client and the processes by which they are achieved.
The typical goals of executive coaching involve:
- Building self-confidence and maximising leadership presence
- Inspiring and motivating others to engender loyalty and commitment
- Developing self awareness
- Improving interpersonal skills
- Succession planning
- Effective Delegation
- Managing workloads and handling stress
- Career planning
Personal or Life Coaching goals can concern careers, finances, education, family, creativity, health, pleasure and philanthropy or altruism.
Goal setting in any context can involve breaking goals down into smaller steps, finding ways to stay on course and recognising achievement.
A useful way of thinking about online goal setting is that you are not just paying for time on the phone or webcam for short term benefits. You might consider that you are shifting to better performance or dealing with something that you have been putting off for years. Setting goals can be just as much about overcoming procrastination as it can be about reaching higher levels of success.
This information is only general and is not a substitute for a professional consultation.Tweet
Avril AllenAvril Allen has many years experience in psychology, first as a therapist integrating the psychodynamic/psychosynthesis traditions and later cognitive approache...
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