Why Have Coaching?
As a coach I have specialist skills in assisting people to cross the void between where they are now and where they want to be.
So clients can Thrive – Not Just Survive!
The image you have of yourself can have a significant affect on your success. It is the vision and beliefs you hold of who you are and what you can do.
It will determine how you interpret information, people and situations and how you respond. Your behaviour then determines your success. What you believe is possible or not possible is formed on your past experiences, including what you see as your successes and failures.
Top 10 Reasons
Here are the top 10 reason for working with a coach
1. You will set far better goals that motivate you in a healthy way
A coach is an expert in helping you to identify and set the goals that you really want, not the ones that are “shoulds” - pipe dreams you’ve been recycling or ones that mirror the goals of someone else eg your parents, someone significant, or society. Choosing the right goals for you is an art and the coach takes the necessary time to help you clarify your personal values, so that you have something really solid on which to develop your goals. Value-based goals are naturally motivating, but it takes good coaching to get to these.
2. You’ll accomplish goals and tasks and projects much more quickly
One of the reasons that people hire a coach is to save themselves time. Working with a coach, they learn how to be far more effective, efficient and productive in everything that they do - including their job/business or personal projects. We humans just aren’t that naturally effective, even if we think that we are. The coach has the tools and techniques to share with their clients so that things get done in half the time.
3. You’ll make fewer mistakes in your business life or in your personal life
The old model of learning from your mistakes has deteriorated to be more like: How else will you learn if you don’t make mistakes? This can be expensive way to learn. With a coach, you have a third eye, someone who’s been there and who has coached others in your situation, and is an expert in getting the job done with the minimum of fuss (called the learning curve, mistakes, errors in judgment, wrong tunnels, etc.). The costs - emotional, financial, and time - of making mistakes can be very expensive. Some clients use their coach as an inexpensive insurance policy.
4. You’ll move up to the next level of your professional and personal life
Almost everybody is moving up the ladder of business success, personal development, awareness and emotional balance. A coach can help you see where you are right now and point out ways to grow and get where you want to get to. Or, if you’re not even on the ladder, the coach can guide you to it and help you get started on your path.
5. You’ll reduce the number of problems you have and better resolve the problems that are left
The first step in solving a problem is to identify the problem. Then have a look at why the problem exists – what is it showing you? What is there to learn? The third step is to get on track to resolving problems - Life’s too short and problems are too expensive. A well-trained coach can help you identify where there are blind spots areas and gaps so that they can be resolved.
6. You’ll likely make more money in your career, profession or business
Clients don’t keep paying their coaches just for the fun of it. Coaching, like every other professional service, needs to improve the financial bottom line and it does. Coaches are trained to help clients to leverage their ability to make money, i.e., getting a raise, choosing a better career, starting a business, improving profitability, adding more value to their customers, proper pricing, productivity and others. Sure, coaching is personal, but it almost always includes a strong financial aspect.
7. You’ll be a lot happier and this happiness will last
Coaches know how to help you to reduce stress, integrate all aspects of your life, simplify or downshift, and reorient around what makes you the happiest. What good is increased productivity and profitability if you’re not happy?
8. You’ll be much more effective and influential with others
In family, business and personal relationships. Communication makes life - life. A coach is an expert communicator and trains clients on how to come across better, relate well with others, listen actively, influence, coach, motivate and support others. There are over 100 communication and listening skills that clients can learn from a coach.
9. You’ll become much more attractive to others
You’ll make changes which enable you to be more attractive on the inside and the outside. Humans are getting better at choosing for themselves - and buying better. Humans will respond less to advertising and selling techniques and instead be drawn to a product or service and they will be more likely drawn because of who is offering the product or service. It’s real. It works. And it will replace much of the promotion, marketing, selling, seducing and other very expensive budget items. Remember, the world - aka consumers - is rapidly eliminating waste and inefficiencies in how business is conducted, products are sold and how services are delivered. Selling and mass marketing, while certainly still very effective right now, is on the hit list. Attraction is the next generation of selling and the well-trained coach can help you and your business get on this track immediately.
10. You’ll have a better life, not just a better lifestyle
The term Quality of Life has become overused in the past few years, but the trend of Americans seeking to create a much better life for themselves is accelerating. In fact, people are re-examining what they had assumed that a good life was - married, 2.3 kids, nice car, secure job, 4 weeks of vacation a year - and are now creating their own life, often breaking the rules and flying in the face of conventional wisdom in the process. A coach has been trained in the life design process and has already made the kind of design changes in their life that their clients are just now beginning to make.
Why Coaching Works
Coaching works because a coach has specialist skills in assisting people to cross the void between where they are now and where they want to be. The coach assists you to:
- Create new possibilities beyond current beliefs
- Clarify your life’s purpose and direction
- Objective, honest and unconditional support
- Focused on outcomes and results
- Set SMART goals which are achievable, sustainable, ecological goals
- Accountability and responsibility for weekly actions
- Make small distinctions that can have far reaching results
- Gather momentum
- Fast Track the achievement of your goals, saving time, energy and money
- Aligning the key areas of your life
- Creating an effective congruent, synergistic, and balanced life
- Achieve desired outcomes faster
- Create a balanced and healthy life