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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Do you think we all feel good in our skin?

NBC show “the biggest loser”, portrays a team of overweight individuals whom soul purpose is to achieve a common goal-a healthy weight loss regimen.

How would individuals change their old habits and lose more than 50% of their body weight?

To invest energy, time, and patience is a challenge all by itself. This is also true when you come across an obstacle and decide for or against self-empowerment- just like in this show.

Not every one of us hold the same approach when it comes to training, thus a quick overview on the history and efficiency of coaching will help you find direction.

According to the doctoral dissertation by Vikki Brock dated May 2008 entitled: “Grounded Theory of the Roots and Emergence of Coaching,” The history of coaching leaped during the 1800’s when it was introduced in the sports industry. In 1988, Thomas Leonard started using what he called “Personal Coaching.” Not only did Leonard have a clear vision, but he also made an impact on hundreds of thousands of people. It was not until later that coaching rose in additional industries (business, psychology etc.)

Thus the emergence of coaching spread in the United States, the UK, and Australia.

Well, because coaching not only has gotten popular and became exceptionally high in demand. According to Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D., research on a published article on coaching effectiveness at fortune 1000 magazine, executives reported the following increases:

  • Productivity increased by 53%
  • Customer service increased by 39%

  • Retention rose by 32%

  • Cost reduced by 23%

  • Bottom line profitability increased by 22%

On the other hand, the telling strategy is a whole different story.

Let us compare both styles and check the top ones:

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Shirley Gerges




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