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"As your coach,
I'll help you get very clear about what you want, team up
with you each week to add focus and momentum and stay by your
side until you get what you want."
A few distinctions about coaching
to help you understand what it is and what it is not:
Coaching works best for already successful people who have
resolved past issues and are ready to go to the next level
in their career, life or with a project.. A coach is very
action oriented and asks you WHAT
you are willing to do, WHEN will
you do it and HOW will you get it
done. A coach will hold you accountable. And, while deep,
empathetic listening are central to both, coaching and therapy
are quite different.
Coaching vs. Consulting:
ALL coaches are consultants but not all consultants are
coaches. As a coach, I will sometimes advise a client but
the focus is on challenging you to develop as a person and
draw out your own INTERNAL WISDOM.
I believe the answers lie within you and will not "tell you
what to do" but will offer opinions if you want.
Coaching vs. Motivational seminars,
Coaches tend to be very motivated and inspired people however
a coach is not someone to "outsource" your motivation. Coaching
will develop you into a naturally passionate and motivated
person who is pulled forward by an exciting and deeply fulfilling
life. A coach will cheer you on like no one else can and simply
working with one is MOTIVATING to
most clients. While seminars are a great way to jump start,
coaching is a more permanent and tailored way to build sustainable
energy that comes from within.
vs. Your best Friend, Spouse or Boss:
Here's a biggie! Coaches are IMPARTIAL
and are willing to risk the relationship to tell you the truth.
That's our job. While a trusted friend or boss may be a good
advisor or listener, oftentimes they are not totally honest
with us if they feel the relationship may be jeopardized in
any way. A coach is trained to listen for what's not being
said and is totally focused on you while other relationships
tend to be less focused. And a coach is not your boss. We
don't want or need to be impressed. Just
be honest with your coach and inspire us with the truth of
what you are feeling, who you really are, and what you are
actually doing. You will not be judged in any way and will
never be made to feel wrong so use your coach as a SAFE person
to air out ideas or get honest, supportive feedback...
vs. the "do it yourself" plan:
No one NEEDS a coach but almost
anyone can benefit from having one. Partnering with another
person is a great way to increase the energy around you and
build momentum. For example, many entrepreneurs tend to be
"lone rangers" and want to do everything for themselves but
are oftentimes overwhelmed with all of their ideas. Coaching
provides this person a way to GET PERSPECTIVE
and gain focus and a coach will work with a client to put
each idea into action through its successful completion. And,
a coach will always keep an eye on maintaining balance in
life. Ever tried to buff up at the gym by yourself? It gets
boring and the effort tends to go in starts and stops. Hiring
a personal trainer who knows the most direct route to a better
body and who will develop a plan you'll want stay with consistently
is leaps and bounds more effective for most people.Plus they
can see when you are getting bored or losing steam and will
change your routine to keep you moving forward. It's the same
concept here and isn't it just way more fun to have
a partner with you, your vision and goals as their total focus?