Are you familiar with Zappos.com?
Zappos.com is the world’s largest online shoe store – I’m a huge fan.
This amazing company has achieved great success (including being bought by Amazon.com for $1.2 billion) by focusing on superior customer service and company culture/core values.
Well, I get to know that Michelle Schubnel in Las Vegas attending the awesome JV Networking Summit and as part of the event she was taken on the Zappos Tour at their corporate headquarters.
The tour was fascinating. "I highly recommend it the next time you’re in Vegas. It’s super fun, interesting and free"
Anyway, one of the fun facts we learned is that Zappos has a full-time life coach on staff whose purpose is to coach employees to achieve whatever 30-day goal they want.
How cool is that?!
The goal doesn’t have to be related to work. There are no restrictions or a reporting structure. The employee simply signs up to work with the coach and when a slot becomes available they get started.
Want to know the top 3 things the Zappos employees want coaching on?
#1 – Career Development
#2 – Weight Loss
#3 – Management of Personal Finances / Budgeting
I wanted to share this with you because…
A. I think it’s awesome that Zappos.com offers free life coaching as an employee perk and I like to pass along fun coach-related stories.
B. More important, I wanted to plant a seed for life coaches who want to coach within a company or organization.
Why couldn’t you go out and find companies in your area who you could partner with to offer life coaching as an employee benefit?
I bet you could do it if you set the intention and then took inspired action.
What do you think?