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A coach is someone to hold you accountable for your actions because behavior doesn't lie! It doesn't matter what you know...it matters what you do, how you're doing it and who's doing it! Knowing the way is NOT going the way!
No matter where you are in life, there is always a desire for more. More success, more fulfillment, closer relationships, a deeper understanding of life, etc. It is the nature of people to want to attain more, become more, be more, and we all sometimes struggle with how to get what we're looking for.
Most people believe that "hard work and doing it on your own" are the keys to finding the life, success, money or happiness that they seek. They believe that a price must be paid to attain what they want, and often that price is poor health, not having enough time to enjoy life, strained family relationships or lessened productivity. Even though this effort may result in more of something, it is often not the "something" you had in mind, and you are back where you started, or worse, further from your real intentions. This ever happen to you?
Athletes and performers know about this trap. They know they need someone else, a trained someone else to help them set goals, discover real needs, and work effectively toward ultimate goals of excellence. So they are willing to hire a coach or a teacher. No serious athlete or musician would expect to progress very far without one. Professionals have coaches...amateurs don't!
Coaching is not a need; it's a desire to be, and do, better. They might not need a coach, but it is helpful to find out the following: Are you doing what you most enjoy? Are you tolerating anything? Is life easy? Are you going to be financially independent within the next 15 years? Do you have what you want most? We've discovered that people need to expect more out of their lives. A coach can help in this process.
Answers to the Most-Asked Questions about Coaching
What is coaching?
Coaching, outside the realm of athletics, is a relatively new profession. Coaches...
- Help people set better goals and then reach those goals
- Ask their clients to do more than they would have done on their own
- Focus their clients to more quickly produce results
- Provide the tools, support and structure to accomplish more
How is coaching different from consulting?
Consulting: A consultant simply tells you what to do, a coach shows you how to actually do it. The coach stays and works with the client to help implement the new skills, changes and goals to make sure they really happen.What is the basic philosophy of coaching?
Simply put, that we humans are great, that we're all discovering what we really want and that we understand that we can get what we want faster and easier by having a coach who's been there and who can help us.
Can I hire a coach just for a short-term project?
Yes. Some clients/members hire a coach to help them accomplish specific goals or projects. Usually, however, the client keeps working with the coach after that because there are even more interesting things to accomplish. In other words...there are no contracts!
How long must I commit if I start working with a coach?
Most coaches ask for a three-month commitment but usually let you stop immediately if coaching is not working for you right now. Most coaches will simply ask for a written agreement to establish standards and boundaries.