What happens when you work with a coach?
- You take yourself and what you want more seriously.
- You take more effective and focused actions immediately.
- You stop putting up with stuff that gets in your way.
- You create momentum to achieve more, claim a more balanced life and develop more powerful management skills.
- You set personal goals that are clear and meet your needs.
- You identify and eliminate the barriers that get in the way of achieving your goals.
- You dare to clearly communicate what you need and want from others — and from yourself.
What is coaching?
Coaching is a method of personal and professional development based upon concepts from business, spirituality, psychology, and organizational development.
Coaching is for passionate people who want more from their personal and business lives.
A coach helps clients set larger and more rewarding goals, develop a strategy to achieve these goals, and create the messages they need for the conversations that will sustain them throughout the process. It’s not unlike having a personal trainer or an athletic coach, but in a business and personal sense.
How does coaching work?
Coaching works when there are two factors present: the individual or organization is willing to grow, and there is a gap between where they are now and where they want to be.
Successful coaching clients know the value of sharing ideas with someone who is objective but understands them and wants them to achieve their goals. Discussing options with someone who is actively listening is often enough to have it all become very clear.
Coaching works because of three unique features:
- Synergy: Client and coach become a team, focusing on the client’s goals and needs, which enable the client to achieve more than he or she would alone.
- Structure: With a coach, the client takes more actions, thinks bigger and gets the job done, thanks to the accountability the coach provides.
- Expertise: The coach knows how to help people make better decisions, set richer goals, develop new skills for communicating, and refocus their professional and personal lives for maximum productivity with ease.
Where do you start with a coach?
Most coaches begin with a discovery meeting or call to get to know one another and determine a baseline. The coach wants to hear about your goals, needs, and problems or those of your organization, and you want to know that you can work with the coach. During this meeting, we design a way of working together, identify goals, talk about values and passions, and begin moving forward.