Are you a leader who wants to learn life coaching strategies?
Do you want to find answers on how to balance your life better?
Are you ready to change one small behavior to reduce stress?
If so, these 3 life coaching strategies will help you get some great results.
After working for the same software company for several years, a young professional moved 90 minutes away from the organization. Instead of dealing with a grueling commute, she proposed that she could come into the office just one day a week, and work the rest of the time from home. The company leadership agreed. The woman found a mutually agreeable solution that allowed her to achieve work-life balance.
Unfortunately, many employees in the same situation wouldn’t feel comfortable making such a request. With so many companies doing more with less, employees need to achieve a better work-life balance… and you can help your organization do just that.
Life Coaching Strategies #1: Find Out What Coworkers and Employees Need
Some workers might want a more flexible office schedule, a compressed workweek, job sharing options, or resources for child care or elder care. Others may want healthy workplace initiatives like on-site exercise classes and wellness lectures.
What can you do?
Create a work-life committee to survey people and find out their needs. Members can then recommend ways the organization might help employees achieve more balanced lives.
Life Coaching Strategies #2: Relieving the Pressure of Overtime Demands
When demands become rigorous, everyone suffers.
What can you do?
Do something special for coworkers and employees – like providing a dessert, a dinner, or little thank you gestures. Suggest that dedicated people get an afternoon off… and everyone will be rewarded with a newly refreshed coworker.
Life Coaching Strategies #3: Setting an Example
People who don’t take time for themselves feel more stressed, and consequently, become less productive at work.
What can you do?
Don’t begrudge people their personal time. Encourage others by modeling how important balance is in your life- when you leave at 5:00 p.m. to see your son’s soccer game, realize that you are an outstanding role model!
Concluding Thoughts about these 3 Life Coaching Strategies
Most of us are looking for ways to find more balance in our life. I constantly look for life coaching strategies for my clients and myself! 🙂 We can lower our stress by changing only one behavior. If you are a leader bring in speakers from a local health care facility to help your employees learn the newest strategies for lowering stress. There are many books, youtube videos, and classes on finding balance. Cicero said, Where there is life, there is hope.
The challenge for all of us is finding a solution that fits our individual needs. I will be sharing more articles and videos on finding balance and reducing stress because my loyal readers and clients keep on asking me to do so.
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Send me an email with your questions or comments on how you or your company use life coaching strategies to find balance. What challenges to you still experience? What topics do you want me to cover in a future article?
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This is Joyce Weiss, Communications Strategist and Coach
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Until next time, Remember…”You Get What You Tolerate!”