Why I Became a Professional Coach
Why Coaching? How can I help you?
P.S (for free!)
When I left Brookdale, many of you asked when I was going to take another Chief HR Officer role. Why would you not seek another role like that you asked, given the influential position the CHRO role plays in a corporation, the visibility, respect, compensation package, etc , when you worked so hard to get there?
The answer is easy. For several years prior to leaving Brookdale, coaching was a passion for me. Many, many people came to my office seeking advice, counsel, etc and walked away after a conversation realizing they knew the answer, they just needed someone to help them think it through, facilitate a thought process. I realized I could make a huge difference in the world, one person at a time. I believe my purpose is to leave the world a better place than I found it; coaching is my way to do that.
Business is a lonely place for many people. They cannot talk to their boss, because the trust is not there; or frankly, the boss really does not care. They could go to Human Resources, or to a peer, mentor, etc, but what many people are seeking is that one person they can confide in and have complete trust. Human Resources, in general, is equipped to handle many of those conversations, but they are tasked with so many other priorities, it is often difficult to provide the time needed to do it right.
As certified coaches, practicing the International Coach Federation ethical guidelines, we are bound to keep the conversation with the client confidential. We take that practice very seriously. Over 90% of organizations today use professional coaches in some manner and over 70% plan to increase the use of coaches. Coaching, from a really good coach, is truly life changing. There are sadly, a lot of untrained and unprofessional coaches today who label themselves coaches…vet your coach thoroughly before signing on.
People seek out coaches because; 1) we bring a skilled thought process to problem solving, 2) we are trained to listen, really listen and to draw out the underlying issues we hear versus just the surface answers, 3) we give our clients our full attention—we are not distracted by a meeting we just left, a disgruntled boss who rained on our day, etc, 4) the time we spend is not interrupted by someone knocking on our door or a phone ringing, or 8 hours of back to back meetings like corporate associates, 5) we give the direct feedback many people seek, but do not get from their boss or development process, and 6) because we are invested in our clients and we care deeply about their success.
I am loving what I do, and I am making a difference. If you think you may need a coach, but are unsure of the value or what it is all about, I am offering a complimentary 45-minute coaching session to the first 10 people who email me at email@example.com. There is no obligation beyond that, just a chance for you to see what the excitement is about and how it might work for you.
My only stipulations are: 1) if you make an appointment with me, be committed to keep it and 2) be prepared to do a little reflection on some prep materials I will send you in advance. That’s all.
At The Maul Group, our mission is “to help our clients develop their full potential which will allow them to meet their personal and professional goals”. Put us to the test; you won’t regret it.
Glenn Maul, Managing Partner
The Maul Group