Coaching soft skills to your clients is important because it contributes to their career and personal success. Regardless of your clients’ career paths, having excellent soft skills are necessary to create a positive impact on their lives.
What are Soft Skills?
According to the Collins English Dictionary, Soft skills are interpersonal skills; i.e the ability to communicate well with other people and to work in a team. They relate to your attitudes and your intuitions. As soft skills are frequently preferable to your qualifications and more personality-driven, it is crucial to discover what yours are, before seeking new employment.
List of Common Soft Skills
There are several skills that are recognized, but below are the ones that employers appreciate the most.
• Communication (both verbal and written)
• Conflict Resolution
• Leadership skills
• Problem Solving
• Strong Work Ethic
• Time Management
Although most people especially recruiters do attribute soft skills to career success, I would go further to state that your clients’ personal lives should be considered as well. Why? Because they are interpersonal skills and as a result, it has to do with how people interact generally communicate with each other.
How do your clients interact with personal relationships?
How about how they typically handle personal conflicts (family, intimate relationships, etc.)?
Why is Coaching Soft Skills Important?
Human resources professionals or recruiters will advise you that regardless of all your education and training, your work experience etc, without soft skills, you are no different from everyone else. It sets you apart from your competition. It undoubtedly makes you a sought-after individual outside the technical expertise and education requirements for the job.
Visible Results of Coaching Your Clients Soft Skills
1. It develops clients interpersonal and leadership skills necessary to affect growth and change in their careers and businesses (for business owners and leaders).
2. They can enjoy both professional and personal success.
3. Relationship, professional relationships, in particular, are strengthened.
4. It builds performance and contributes to an overall healthy lifestyle.
And so as a career or life coach, your job will be to ensure your clients have all that it takes to land that great job or career. Coaching soft skills to your clients will definitely prepare them for both professional and personal success.
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