As we find our footing in 2021, the year that was 2020 lingers in the rearview mirror. It was for many a challenging time. Many faced the challenge of changes brought to work and home life. Whilst others faced the fear and difficulty of being more directly affected by the virus.
I have certainly seen a rise in the number of people seeking out my professional coaching skills as a range of unexpected reactions and issues presented themselves. Most notable are some of the following:
- Reduced ability to drive creativity and innovation
- Feelings of isolation
- Low mood and self-motivation
- Declining team spirit and morale at work due to the lack of social contact
- Insecurity about potential job loss, income loss, uncertainty
- Diminished confidence in capabilities
- Feeling overwhelmed
- These are just a few…
As our health and wellbeing became the number one priority, many realised how essential good mental and emotional health is to their wellbeing and survival.
Sadly, many more people are suffering in silence. There is an unspoken suggestion that they must prioritise the vulnerable, without acknowledging that they too are vulnerable. As a result, many do not feel that they can speak up about these other issues. In the climate of 2020, where less was known, there was a real sense that it was not appropriate to voice these other concerns, which is understandable.
When we know better, we do better.
In 2021 we are far wiser. Prevention is always more effective than a cure. I know that the mentally, emotionally and physically healthy do not get ill. Young physically fit people may well get sick and die, yet we are all blind to the state of their emotional and mental health.
There is significant scientific data to show that living in a constant state of fear and stress are just two factors that can have a significant negative impact on our immune system and health. Yet it is the key staff, high-performers and newer recruits who are at considerable risk of being impacted by the issues raised above. That is why what I do is so important and valuable.
As a highly-skilled coach, my job is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for executives and high-performance individuals to explore the challenges and feelings they face now and find the solutions.
A solution – focussed approach
I provide the support, coaching, hypnotherapy, and NLP the resources needed to navigate remote working, which is now a longterm prospect for many. When the time comes to transition back to the office environment, the return will be seamless. It is essential to the wellbeing of the individual and the business that key staff and high performers retain and enhance their performance level, productivity and confidence.
Covid19 has taught us that bespoke coaching is essential as each of us live and work with our unique experiences, responses, and reactions. For some crisis management is a daily issue; for others, it may be issues that arise in personal areas of life that impact professional performance. Work and home life are brought closer together in the absence of a daily commute.
Whatever you are struggling with, now is always the best and least expensive time to address it.
To book a session, you can contact me here.