Wellbeing Coaches™ Helps You Find Success Through Relationship Management
Guidance and motivation to overcome limitations with interpersonal skills
If human beings are complicated, systems that rely on human beings are even more so. When you are a manager, team lead, or a member of a team, dealing with interpersonal relationships within a corporate structure can be challenging, and shortcomings in this area can impede your career. The same is true for salespeople, account executives, and any other worker who has frequent contact with clientele. Finally, there are personal relationships, which can add joy to your life, or plunge you into the depths of despair. So much of life depends on how we manage relationships, that if we’re not naturally gifted in that area we never achieve the success that our other talents could provide.
Fortunately, Wellbeing Coaches are adept at helping clients manage relationships. They provide tools for developing positive dynamics professionally and socially, so you can overcome obstacles to success and get more enjoyment out of life.
Personalized attention to areas of needed improvement
At the core of many interpersonal limitations is a lack of self-awareness. We see others clearly (or think we do), but we cannot see ourselves as the rest of the world does. But, working with a Wellbeing Coach, you can come to understand your rough edges and work on areas where you need improvement, which might be:
- Authority issues
- Cultural sensitivity
- Gender-specific conflicts
- Rigidity of thinking
Another quality which your Wellbeing Coach can help you develop is empathy for the people around you. Different exercises can help you place yourself in the shoes of others you encounter, so you can start to see the world from a different perspective. When you enhance your sense of empathy, you gain greater patience with people, and the level of stress you feel in relationships diminishes dramatically. On the other hand, too much empathy can cause us to lose sight of our own needs. We can become invisible in a relationship, existing only to serve. In such cases, a coach can help you set important boundaries.
Learning to work more comfortably in high-pressure situations
Group dynamics are often a challenge to manage, especially when the stakes are high. Within the corporate culture, the pressure to complete projects, achieve metrics, and reach quotas can be intense. If you are in a leadership position, there may be numerous people reporting to you, all with vastly different personalities. Getting your team to work as a cohesive unit, where each feels accountable to the group and supportive of the individuals within it, can be difficult. Constantly having to motivate and discipline team members can take an emotional toll on you.
On the other hand, if you’re a member of a team, it may be difficult to deal with the dynamics of the group. The idiosyncrasies of one or more coworkers could wear on you. You might feel that too much of the work is falling to you because others are unmotivated, less talented, or prone to making excuses. You might feel powerless to effect any positive changes within the group, and this feeling of powerlessness can leave you discourage or even depressed. Your interactions within the group can be misinterpreted, to the detriment of your career. You might also have a troublesome boss, whose interpersonal skills are lacking, or who relies on intimidation to motivate employees.
The fact of the matter is that human systems can magnify human shortcomings: yours, your coworkers’, and your bosses’. By consulting with a Wellbeing Coach, you can learn effective techniques for dealing with a wide range of personalities, individually or in groups. When you master the art of managing your relationships, you improve your prospects for personal and professional success.
Choose a certified Wellbeing Coach today to better manage your relationships
If issues with your interpersonal skills are stifling your career and preventing you from fully enjoying life, it’s time to make the necessary improvements. A Wellbeing Coach can help you with introspection to improve your self-awareness and proven techniques to raise your comfort level and collegial rapport. Contact a coach today.