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  • The Sibly Team

6 Ways Coaching Helps You Handle What Life Throws Your Way

Updated: Sep 27, 2023


Abe put off completing key reports every month, rushing so much at the last minute to get the work done that he came down with a debilitating migraine after the last near-miss deadline and vowed to make a change.

Jordan knew he lost his temper at work sometimes, but didn’t realize the impact he had on others until he missed out on a promotion he had long wanted.

Maria successfully juggled her work-life balance until the pandemic closed her kids’ schools and sent her and her husband’s anxiety through the roof.

While the issues in these scenarios differ, the people involved all used the same approach to solve their challenges: coaching, a development in the field of behavior change that has exploded in popularity in the past 20 years.

Experienced coaches help people make difficult changes, reach important goals and improve their well-being. Coaching has worked to help people cope with anxiety, manage chronic illness, overcome procrastination, kick addictions and substitute unhealthy behaviors with healthy coping strategies.

Many of us have experienced personal growth as the result of work with a valued mentor or coach in our lives. Coaching can have a powerful impact across multiple issues. In more recent years, researchers have begun to build a growing body of evidence that highlights the powerful tool coaching can be for changing behavior. One recent study makes the case that coaching works because of its focus on goal-driven self-regulation.

Six key ways coaching works:

“Those of us in the field have known for years that science based tools are the best resource for helping people change their lives and that these tools are too often under-utilized and unavailable to the people who need them most. Well-trained, empathetic coaches are the warm voices of support who help our members learn new skills to cope with distress and make challenging personal change,” says psychologist Dr. Paula Wilbourne, Chief Executive Officer, Sibly. “Research supports the use of effective tools to support healthy behaviors.”

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Abe, Jordan and Maria are illustrative examples only, representative of Sibly coaching experiences. Actual Sibly coaching remains confidential and anonymous.


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