Coaching is a thought-provoking and creative partnership that inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential, often unlocking previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.
Everyone talks about what they need to change, but rarely does anyone do anything more about it. Successful people stop talking about it and start being proactive. They begin to strategically map out how to move forward and accomplish their goals. If you change your thinking, you change your life.
what coaching is not
Coaching is not therapy. It is not mentoring. It is not consulting.
It is not the coach giving advice to the client. It is not the coach being an expert in an industry or area and offering that expertise to the client. It is not the coach determining the client’s direction and choices for the them. It is not a hierarchical relationship.
how does it work then?
Professional coaches provide an ongoing partnership designed to help clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. In this partnership, we are working together to help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself. As a client, beyond simply committing to chat one hour a week, you are expected to share, clarify, and revise your goals, choose a course of action, and then implement your plan to bring those goals to function. You need to do the work and really commit to yourself in this journey.
what kind of topics can you bring to coaching?
Here are some examples:
- A goal you’re ready to start, but you’re not sure how to begin.
- A challenge with a personal or professional relationship.
- A decision you’re struggling with.
- An obstacle you’ve encountered as you’ve been working on a current goal.