A productivity coach is a professional who helps individuals and organizations improve their efficiency and manage their time better.
This coach works with clients to identify areas of inefficiency, develop strategies for improvement, and provide guidance and support in implementing those strategies.
Let me give you an example:
A simple example
Imagine Jin, a successful businessman with his own marketing agency.
He’s been in the industry for over 10 years and has built a reputation for delivering outstanding results for his clients. However, Jin has been feeling overwhelmed. Long hours, and stress make him feel like he’s not accomplishing as much as he should be.
Now he feels, he is stuck in a rut and doesn’t know how to get out of it.
What to do?
That’s when Jin decided to seek help of a productivity coach.
After an initial assessment, the coach identified Jin’s main problem: time management.
He was trying to do too many things at once and was not prioritizing his tasks effectively.
He was also struggling with procrastination and was finding it hard to stay focused and motivated.
The coach came up with a solution. He helped John set specific, measurable goals, and created a plan for him to achieve them.
He taught Jin:
- How to prioritize his tasks
- How to create to-do lists the right way.
- How to use the Pomodoro Technique to work in short and focused intervals.
- The art of identifying and eliminating distractions, such as social media and unnecessary meetings.
Jin could now establish a better work-life balance.
The productivity coach encouraged Jin to take regular breaks throughout the day. He also asked Jin to make time for activities outside of work that he enjoyed.
After a few days, there was an improvement in the results. Jin was able to accomplish more in less time, felt less stressed and more in control.
More months passed and Jin’s productivity improved.
The story illustrates how a productivity coach can help a busy professional. So when should you start looking for a productivity coach?
When to start looking for a productivity coach?
Almost anyone can benefit from working with a productivity coach. Some will benefit more than others. The following are the times when you should absolutely start looking for a productivity coach:
- Consistently feeling overwhelmed and stressed
- Difficulty managing time effectively
- Struggling with procrastination
- Difficulty staying focussed.
- Difficulty managing a work-life balance
- Difficulty keeping up with the demands of work
- Difficulty managing, and delegating tasks
- Lack of experience using technology to increase productivity
The most important benefit of a productivity coach: Feedback
You can learn thousands of things about productivity by Googling.
But you might still struggle to improve. Why? Because often you won’t get feedback on what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong. This in general applies to anything you want to get better at.
Getting active feedback is critical to growth.
When I had just joined a startup, fresh in the job market, I had a hard time managing my productivity.
But then I used to get a lot of active feedback from my senior. Yes, sometimes it was harsh. But I learned a lot from the harsh and active feedback I got.
Eventually, my productivity started to increase.
Fortunately, I had a boss who was willing to give me active feedback. And I’m grateful that he persisted with me.
You can try finding someone to give you active feedback. If not, working with a productivity coach might be a great idea.
Good Productivity coaches
Any good coach will help you to manage time better and become more efficient.
We already have a detailed article on some top productivity coaches.
Thank you for reading! Wish you good luck in becoming more efficient at whatever you want to do.
Hello! It’s Rana here. On this blog, I write about productivity and self-help. I share my personal experiences and offer solutions that you can use in your life 🙂