What Is Coaching?
WHAT COACHING IS NOT
A Coach is NOT a:
Therapist – A therapist typically focuses on problems rooted in the past and looks to uncover why things happened.
Consultant – A consultant has a specific agenda and works with a client to find possible solutions/answers they develop with the client.
Friends/Family – Friends and family members mean well but focus on their own agenda providing advice, and emphasizing the shoulds and should nots.
Sports Coach – A sports coach focuses on winning; win don’t lose, perfecting your form/game.
Mentor – A role model who has “been there and done that”. A mentor has a similar experience as the mentee and shows them the ropes.
What a Coach is:
The client-coach relationship is a partnership. It is a relationship based on confidentiality and trust. As you walk through the coaching process, you are able to break through what holds you back from manifesting your dreams. You begin to focus time and energy on how you want to live your life. You connect with what you value in life establishing goals and strategies to create a life YOU truly desire.
In coaching, it is not about knowledge but the shift that occurs and the resulting changes in behavior. A Coach can help you live your best life possible. It is all about having success on YOUR own terms.
NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT COACHING IS, IS COACHING RIGHT FOR YOU?
“Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
What do successful executives, joyful homemakers, and top athletes have in common? They all have a coach to help them live their dreams and be the best they can be. How about you? Coaching is a wonderful process for helping you have the life you want. However for it to work for you, you need to be willing to make a firm commitment to yourself to be responsible for getting what it is you want to be coached to change or achieve. Please take a few moments to find out how ready you are to live life to the fullest and be the best you can be.
Take a moment and answer these questions on your own, writing your answers down if you would like to. Answer the questions as honestly as you can.
On a scale from 1 to 10, rate each of the following statements
(if not applicable, score the item a 5)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Not at all agree Somewhat agree Totally agree
______ I am ready to create more balance in my life
______ I am ready to improve my personal or business relationships
______ I am ready to make real and positive changes in my life
______ I am ready and willing to overcome self-limiting behavior
______ I am ready to create and take action to achieve my goals
______ I am ready to achieve a sense of fulfillment at work and in life
______ I am ready for more fun and enjoyment in life
______ I’d like to work less and make more
______ I can benefit from someone who will help me stay on track
______ I see being coached as a worthwhile investment for my future
WHAT WAS YOUR SCORE?
0 -30: Coaching is not for you right now
31 - 60: Coaching could help you to look at your life from a different viewpoint as well as help you develop a plan to change what it is that you would like to change. However, if you decide to work with a coach now, you should decide and commit that you will take the necessary action for your benefit, or you will not make life-changing improvements.
Over 60: You are ready for a coach right now! You are willing to do whatever it takes to create the life you deserve and desire.
If you would like to explore coaching further please contact me for a no-obligation, 30 minute, discovery session. Please provide the best method and time to contact you. I look forward to hearing from you soon.