One-to-one coaching to grow your business and cultivate your Professional Identity
Why do people invest in coaching? Why would you invest in yourself? The answer is very personal. For some, it is an investment to set up / grow their business or career. For others, it is about new awareness in their personal development. For nearly all, it is about preparing for a new future, where they are seen and valued in life and work.
John’s unique approach cultivates Professional Identity from the fertile soil of self-worth. Whilst the individuals he works with all have their own unique journeys, typical themes that come up time and time again include:
It is vital that Professional Identity be developed from the strong roots of Self-Worth. Primarily because remembering WHO you are and WHY you do WHAT you do – gives you energy.
Professional identity makes you more resilient so you can bounce back from setbacks.
When we communicate from self-esteem we highlight what qualifies us for a job, our experience and methodology. Communicating value is about understanding the ripple effects of your work.
Often it is difficult to see our value, but once you know your innate worth it changes how you do business.
Relationships and Trust
In a self-esteem driven world we are inundated with self-interested companies and individuals. People with strong self-worth stand out and build relationships, because their focus is on being useful and interested in others.
Self-worth transforms how you build trust and credibility with people both in person and in virtual meetings.
Ultimately all professionals and businesses strive to charge premium fees, yet often struggle to justify them. This is where self-worth is vital to know the value you provide and the difference you make.
Self-worth enables you to base your pricing on the value you create rather than some average industry standard.
Why is Self-Worth important for
all business professionals?
In today’s world of permacrisis, reliance on self-esteem is often destroying morale, which you can learn more about here. We’ve noticed a remarkable shift in people who work on their self-worth. They have more capacity to master energy and focus.
Any professional that is not dedicating some time every week to their own development is certain to pay a price in the years ahead. As we navigate to an AI-driven world, you need both energy and focus. To stay ahead of the game, you need to know where the ball is going, not just where it is right now.
Mastering energy levels
All of us have at least six energy sources, e.g.: Physical, Environmental, Mental, Emotional, Purposeful, Social. Some of which may be more accessible than others on any given day. These are like six batteries. If one battery is a bit depleted, it’s generally not too bad as long as the others are well charged.
Like focus, it takes self-worth to pay attention to our energy needs. If we don’t value ourselves unconditionally, we tend to put off this essential aspect of self-care. We hope to catch up at the weekend, or when this project is finished, or if we get that promotion. There is always something else to do first.
The art of Focus is that of managing our attention. For example, when you have a “top three” for the day ahead, how do you focus on those priorities, and still find time for new requests from your inbox. Many people do not consciously manage their focus, they just react to the priorities of other people.
Focus takes self-worth. If you are running around trying to please others, it’s very hard to put up boundaries and concentrate on your own agenda. If you don’t value yourself, you are easily prone to distraction. Furthermore, the next distraction doesn’t always come from others; it often comes out of our own anxious heads!
“If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price!”
Organisations we have worked with
Testimonials from people John has worked with
The best advice I ever got was: If you want to be really good at something – learn from the best. Before I started my business as a consultant, I looked for the best consultants and found John. 6 years later I want to say this: There is no way that I would have had as good results without all the good advice from John. No way! From strategic questions down to details. And he does it with such ease and creativity, not to mention humour. So – don´t hesitate. Contact John. Do as he says. And win the business.
John is one of the only people I’ve talked to who really gets professional services as practiced by the individual consultant. His advice has been incredibly valuable for me over the years.
I had the absolute pleasure of working with John. He assisted me in understanding my self worth as it relates to my intuition development coaching business and the value I bring to the world and my clients. His content has translated directly to how I interact and coach my clientele. A person’s self worth is directly related to their ability to trust their intuition and understand there are no hurdles to opening themselves up to divine guidance. You are worthy of this amazing gift just by being you.
John Niland has been an incredible coach and mentor, helping guide me towards unlimited possibilities in my professional career. Together, we have explored my search for a solid professional identity, which represents the meaning behind all I do—the passion that sparks the flame inside—to become the person I was meant to be, to help make our world a better place.
I’ve known John for over 21 years. His insight, intuition, willingness to go outside the box, and evidence of his unfailing faith in whatever his clients seek to accomplish, is invaluable. His work is grounded in the value and understanding of self-worth. John has a strong capacity to listen to others and guide them. He is a spiritual being of whom I think most highly.
ABOUT JOHN NILAND
John Niland is a professional speaker, as well as being a coach, author and guest lecturer at universities and professional associations. He works with professionals to be seen and valued in their work, by building a powerful professional identity rooted in self-worth.
Some of his key insights include:
- Energising and re-inventing who we are at work—not just what we do
- Fuelling professional life on self-worth rather than self-esteem
- Leading self and others by developing their professional identity
- Making professional life sustainable and enjoyable, enabling us to work to 75 and beyond
- Raising the value of our work, as the basis of more opportunity and reward
In 2018, he established The Self-Worth Academy, a global network of professionals passionate about promoting self-worth (and self-awareness) as a foundation for life and work.
John is the author of “The Self-Worth Safari”. Previous books include “Hidden Value”, “Opportunity Conversations” and “The Courage to Ask” (co-authored with Kate Daly). He was a co-founder of the European Forum of Independent Professionals and previous CEO of Education for the Children, which works with families in Guatemala to break the cycle of poverty.
Could one-to-one coaching be the next step of your personal and professional evolution?
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