Why Everyone Needs a Career Coach

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By Joni Burton, CEO, JVS Career Services

In the past, most career coaching was a remedial effort aimed at poor performers. But today, smart employers understand coaching as an important tool in support of high-potential leaders. And what are they getting for the money they invest in coaching? A recent study by Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Association Resource Center concluded that the mean ROI for companies investing in coaching was seven times the initial investment, with more than a quarter reporting an ROI of 10 to 49 times the initial investment.

Effective leaders must constantly be polishing and improving their skills while also developing new skills for the ever-changing demands placed on them. Executive coaching services are designed to expand the performance of an organization’s employee and more clearly define the employee’s career progression. Executive coaching reinforces successful leaders’ strengths and accelerates meaningful results. Additionally, executive coaching provides the awareness and direction needed to improve and maximize leadership talent, in turn, leading to a higher level of productivity, satisfaction, and personal fulfillment.

Could your or any of your employees use an executive coach?

  • Is your executive technically brilliant but needs to improve his or her “soft” skills?
  • Do you have an emerging leader needing to elevate his or her executive presence?
  • Could your newly-promoted employee need support in his or her new role?
  • Could your accomplished or new executive benefit from having a trusted confidant to evaluate strengths and deficiencies in order to help him or her develop personal performance improvement strategies?
  • Does your forward-facing executive need to build confidence and positive relationships with stakeholders?

Whether you are a company considering making a commitment to executive coaching support for your high-potential leaders, a newly-appointed executive looking to jump-start success in your new role, an experienced leader, or a motivated employee exploring internal career options, JVS Career Services can help you master and market your competencies.

Contact JVS Career Services to learn more about career coaching.

Joni Burton, CEO of JVS Career Services, is a seasoned Senior Management Executive with decades of experience in recruiting, staffing and management. In her role as CEO, Burton is focused on growing the agency and significantly expanding both types of services offered to job seekers and employers, and the number of clients served.

Prior to joining JVS Career Services, Burton served as CEO of ERB Solutions, a permanent placement and staffing company that assisted organizations in recruiting top-notch talent. Prior to this, Burton was President of Trasys, Area Director for CIBER, Territory Manager for CompuCom and Area Vice President for Whittman-Hart (marchFIRST/Divine) where she was instrumental in taking the firm from an unknown consultancy to one of the leading firms in the country.

Also, Burton is active in Jewish Family Service and The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.

Burton has a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.