8 Momentum-building benefits of coaching

Momentum is a precious quality. Without it, we can remain stuck or in difficulty. With it, we can make progress, achieve personal growth and realise our personal and professional potential.

Sustaining momentum requires us to make a strategic decision. Can we keep moving in the right direction with our existing resources? Or do we need to involve someone else such as a coach to do so? When someone get in touch with us, they have said ‘No’ to the first question and ‘Yes’ to the second. In this blog, we list 8 momentum-building benefits of coaching to help you make the decision that is right for you.

1. A Conversation With Impact

If our existing conversations were enough, there would be no need for coaches. An effective coach discovers what is missing from someone’s existing conversations and puts it into theirs. A coaching conversation builds momentum because it gives someone what their existing conversations cannot or will not.

2. Lightbulb moments

Without new ideas, progress isn’t made, change doesn’t happen – and momentum cannot build. Effective coaching builds momentum by discovering the holes in your understanding and filling them with new ideas.

3. Reigning in your imagination

When we struggle it can feel like our imaginations are in control of us rather than the other way around. Effective coaching gets your imagination back on side. Once befriended, momentum is built by an imagination focused on powerful goals and inspiring outcomes.

4. Creating harmony

A positive goal is useless without the right strategy to achieve it. From weight loss to career change, the world is full of people with great goals – people who weigh the same and are in the same, unrewarding job. Effective coaching builds momentum by creating harmony between great goals and effective strategies.

5. Success patterns

A great coach starts with two great questions. What is someone doing a lot of that isn’t working? What is someone not doing enough of that it is? Effective coaching builds momentum by identifying solution-generating patterns of thinking, behaving, feeling and connecting.

6. A helpful model of change

An unhelpful model of change is characterised by impatience, perfectionism and unrealistic expectations. Remember The Hare and the Tortoise? Sometimes slow momentum is winning momentum. Effective coaching understands that a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.

7. Building self-belief

When we are struggling, our self-belief can nosedive. With confidence low, we can become afraid of tapping into our strengths and resources, due to a fear of failure. And if anything stops momentum dead in its tracks, it’s a fear. Effective coaching builds moment by restoring self-belief and reconnecting to strengths and resources.

8. The language of challenge

Coaching and challenge are interchangeable terms. A coaching conversation that isn’t a challenging conversation – isn’t coaching. Only through challenge can we overcome our fears and take good risks. Effective coaching builds momentum by transforming language from ‘If’ language to ‘When’.

Getting coaching support to build momentum – in your life

“What a truly empowering experience! I started the sessions with Mark feeling very unsure and unconfident with where I was heading in my professional life. After only a few sessions, I felt confident to take action as Mark coached me through how to envisage my goals and steer towards them. I took something to work on from each session. Mark listened and encouraged me not to sweat the small stuff, leading me on to making big changes in my career. I now feel much more in control of my career and am on a much more fulfilling pathway.  Not so scared about what might happen next, I’ve taken a step in the direction I want and with Mark’s coaching can already feel the impact this is having on me, both personally and professionally. Thank you Mark; a pleasure to work with.” Heena
Since 2005, CWI has been building momentum for people like Heena. If you are struggling or stuck in life and need a different type of conversation to build momentum in your life, we’d love to hear from you.