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Personal Coaching And Building Leadership

Apr 1, 2008
When people go off to college, they have little to no life experience, and yet they are expected to suddenly handle their affairs as adults. Many of these young people have found that life coaching can help them make this transition. It isn’t just that young people need help with their personal development. These are our future leaders and coaching can help them become good ones.

If you have a child that is out of the house and away at university, having them utilize personal coaching can be of great benefit to help them through college. Children who have left the house many times ignore or dismiss the advice that their parents give them as they desire to make their own decisions. A personal coach may help them in areas of their lives that otherwise the student may have ignored because the parents had previously tried to impart advice.

When a parent hires a coach for their child the personal coaching should be done in complete privacy. The need for privacy is important for young adults, and their trust and confidence in their own decisions will increase as they continue to make them. As difficult as it may be for parents to sit back and let their child come to them instead of getting involved in their personal coaching, it is important that they do so.

A young person can use a personal coach as someone to share his or her ideas with. They can discuss various ways to accomplish tasks with someone who is interested in the outcome. For instance they would not have the same confidence discussing these issues with a professor without feeling pressure to succeed. They feel the coach is working towards the same goals they are working for. Personal coaching is a good way to develop responsibility in a young person.

A good mentor will make an individual feel as if he is receiving assistance throughout the events of the day. However, personal coaches are not actually intervening in any manner. Such persons merely aid in scheduling and planning methods of achieving goals. These abilities combined with minimization of negative tasks greatly simplify corporate life. Therefore, when things get done, and promotions given, the individual can fully appreciate their own accomplishments.

Young adults can benefit from personal coaching. Sometimes these people have a lot of potential, but no direction in life. A personal coach will do more than just help a young adult make it through college. They are helping future leaders to learn how to enhance their personal development.

If you have a child that is out of the house and away at university, having them utilize personal coaching can be of great benefit to help them through college. Children who have left the house many times ignore or dismiss the advice that their parents give them as they desire to make their own decisions. These are not just 18 - 20 year olds that are not ready to be responsible for themselves. Later in life, these lessons help generate greater responsibility without pressure. Remember that personal development is what points young people in the right direction to become future leaders.
About the Author
George Purdy is a well-known public speaker on personal coaching and has written several articles on this subject. Look for more info on personal coaching. More resources to help you at site: personal coaches.
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