Coaching and the digital revolution: the perfect combination for success
The diversification of the Internet offers new options for coaching services.
The Internet and new technologies have become indispensable in our lives.. So much so that the average time the world's population spends surfing the net every day is six hours and forty-three minutes.
The delicate situation we are going through due to the pandemic has contributed to this to a great extent. The online world allows us to share moments in real time with our family and friends, making us feel a little closer to them. But it also allows us to keep up to date with what is happening on the other side of the planet, save costs and travel to exotic places without leaving our armchairs.
This unstoppable irruption has not only changed habits and behaviors on a personal level, but also in all aspects, including the workplace.even more so given the current circumstances.
Thus, many workers, including coaching and personal development professionals, have seen how they have had to adapt their tasks to the virtual world.
Online coaching sessions, a wise decision
Among other things, coaches have been forced to make the leap to online coaching, as it has become impossible to hold face-to-face sessions. face-to-face coaching sessions via the screen, instead of in person.. This, despite initial reluctance (which, on the other hand, is normal in the face of the unknown), has been a great opportunity.
Video call applications make it possible to hold online sessions with all the guarantees of success and results for the coachee.
The fact is that the fact of being able to see you "live" allows the coach to analyze the client's body language, to perceive details in his tone of voice or to gauge his emotional state.The eye contact between the coach and the client is fundamental for the course of the session. In addition, the eye contact between the two favors the establishment of a relationship of trust, which helps the coachee to feel close to his coach even though he is not present.
Moreover, in some cases this distance can be an ally, as introverted clients, protected by the security of being on familiar ground, such as their home, tend to feel more comfortable and thus open up to questions.
This even allows them to maintain a certain degree of anonymity if they wish, as the The Internet makes personal development professionals from all five continents available to them.. Undoubtedly, this is also very beneficial for coaches, since the potential client portfolio becomes considerable.
Thus, with just one click, at any time and without travel (thus avoiding the risk of contagion by COVID-19), new technologies offer us an effective solution to achieve our goals and improve emotional management in times of greater stress, even if the circumstances around us are not favorable.
Online coaching: what do I need to get started?
In addition to facilitating access to sessions with full guarantees for the coachee, the digital boom we are experiencing also represents an important job opportunity for coaching professionals. an important job opportunity for personal development professionals..
A computer (with camera and microphone) and a good Internet connection are the only means necessary to enjoy being able to work from anywhere. Freedom to be your own boss, which in turn allows you to reconcile it with your personal life.
Skills such as active listening, empathy, curiosity and unconditional acceptance are necessary for a successful coaching session.
A solid training in the subject will not only help you to acquire, refresh or improve them, but will enable you to apply tools and follow a professional methodology that will allow you to help the person on the other side of the screen.
Because the world needs people who love what they do, at D'Arte Human and Business School we prepare you for it. More information about our training offer at darteformacion.es.
(Updated at Mar 28 / 2023)