I’ve worked in or around the non-government and voluntary sectors for over a decade. I’ve noticed that most people who work in these sectors do so with great passion and commitment. I’ve also heard people get called “self-sacrificing” because they work long hours and often get paid lower salaries than if they were doing a similar job or had similar levels of responsibility in the private sector. Sadly, with so much to do in the world, people often burn out. There was a study I heard about in the US that cited an average of 5 years’ work in the not-for-profit sector before people were burnt out – their energy, commitment and passion for changing the world used up and spat out. Often, especially with smaller NGOs and charities, there isn’t enough money, or recognition of the need, for nurturing and developing talented, committed and passionate people. But if people are an organisation’s greatest asset, surely ways can be found to make sure those assets are used to their fullest potential through investing in their professional development. This would help prevent burn out and improve the efficiency of their performance. Other benefits for organisations are lower turnover, better performance, loyal, happier staff, better results in delivering your world changing agenda.
Instead of sending people on brief management or leadership development courses and calling that professional development, personalised one-to-one coaching can have an enormous and lasting impact upon the individual and the organisation. Extraordinary conversations with a dedicated coach enable you to raise your awareness about your own strengths and the way you can be more of yourself, do things differently and have more choice about your actions, work, career & life.
So here’s a rallying cry for you: “If you want me to change the world, get me a coach!”
If you’d like to learn more, contact me via Meridian Prime’s website: www.meridianprime.co.uk