I was honored to be featured in this Marketplace segment alongside my amazing, smart and courageous client, Noel.
“Maybe you or someone you know has a coach — and we’re not talking sports here, we’re talking about that person who helps you bring your best performance at work, and in life. If so, you’re not alone.
In the last ten years the coaching industry has exploded. Membership of the International Coach Federation has more than tripled. A report by the market research firm IBISWorld at the end of 2014 said coaching is a $1 billion industry in the U.S. alone.
Noel Theodosiou runs her own business in Boston. She’s been working with a leadership coach for several years. She and her coach, Debbie Tyson, met recently to discuss various aspects of the business. Tyson prodded Theodosiou to tackle a looming item on her to-do list: resourcing the business. Theodosiou let out a sigh, and Tyson suggested they start with ‘a brain dump’ to get things going.
Theodosiou works alone. She said it’s easy to get bogged down by negative thoughts or spend too much time on certain tasks. She said that’s where a coach helps.
“I would attribute a lot of my success to the way coaching has changed my perspective,” she said, “and made some things easier and made me prioritize my emotional energy and my time.”