Transition coaching became a lifeline for Sarah as she found herself in the midst of a painful breakup. The end of her long-term relationship had left her feeling adrift, struggling to maintain her focus at work.
Sleepless nights, emotional eating, and tearful days became the new normal, and it was clear that her performance was suffering.
One day, her boss noticed her waning productivity and suggested that she explore the employee benefits package. That’s when she discovered the hidden gem that would turn her around: transition coaching.
A Hidden Gem in Employee Benefits
Her employer offered three sessions of coaching from a menu of different options available to all employees should they want to work on a goal or change a behavior. There she read about transition coaching.
With a mix of curiosity and skepticism, Sarah decided to give it a try. She met with Coach Jessica, a warm and empathetic professional who specialized in helping individuals through life transitions.
In their first session, Sarah poured out her heart, sharing her heartbreak, her doubts, and her struggles. Jessica listened intently, offering a safe space for her to express her feelings without judgment.
Clarity Through Coaching
Through the power of active listening and thoughtful questioning, Jessica helped Sarah gain clarity about her emotions and the impact they were having on her work.
Over the next few sessions, Sarah learned to set boundaries, manage her stress, and create a self-care routine tailored to her needs. She discovered the importance of self-compassion and started to rebuild her self-esteem. Jessica guided her in setting realistic goals for both her personal life and career, helping her envision a future filled with possibilities.
Building Resilience and Self-Esteem
Slowly but surely, Sarah’s focus at work improved. She found herself better able to concentrate on tasks and projects, and her productivity began to rise. The colleagues who had noticed her struggles were now commenting on her newfound energy and enthusiasm.
Reclaiming Focus at Work
As the coaching sessions continued, Sarah applied the techniques she’d learned to her daily life. She started going to the gym regularly, reconnected with old friends, and even explored new hobbies. Her life was gradually regaining its balance, and she was thriving both personally and professionally.
The Transformative Power of Transition Coaching
When the final session with Coach Jessica arrived, Sarah felt different. She had not only survived her breakup but was starting to see hope and where she felt stronger and more resilient. Her gratitude for the opportunity her employer had provided knew no bounds.
In the end, it wasn’t just Sarah who benefited from these transition coaching sessions; her employer reaped the rewards of a happier, more focused, and highly productive employee.
The lesson was clear: investing in the well-being of employees during challenging times was not just an act of kindness but also a smart business decision.