“Coaching? I don’t need therapy!”
- Work on YOUR agenda.
- Regularly take time for intensive reflection and planning.
- Take action!
Coaching is a buzzword. It has become popular at the executive level and is now trending everywhere from car dealerships to churches. But what is it?
Therapy and counseling focus on dealing with one’s past to fill in deficits. Consulting tends to focus on problem-solving. And mentoring passes on knowledge.
But what if you don’t have a past to heal from or a problem to solve?
And what if … like the rest of humanity … you don’t tend to take advice?
There’s where coaching comes in. Don’t think sport coach. Think stagecoach: Helping you get from here to there.
A coach comes alongside a client who wants to move forward in some area of their professional or personal life. Using thought-provoking questions and exercises, a coach helps the client “have a conversation with herself” and plans actions to make progress after each session.
The best coaches always use a coach approach. Even when they are “just” training, consulting or facilitating, they still use the coaching process to ensure their clients maximize their work: growing in awareness, taking action and making progress.
And what’s more, coaching is often best conducted via phone. This makes it more affordable and easier to work into your schedule.
But it’s not a licensed profession; it’s important to trust the coach who will be taking you through the process. I have been coaching successfully for years and have clients who use me again and again thanks to my trustworthiness and expertise with the coaching process. (Translation: I’m not a consultant who suddenly called himself a coach when coaching became hip—I’m a professional coach.)
I will meet you where you are at, without any judgment, and help you reach your full potential.