is a Coach?
A Personal Coach is someone who can help
you ignite your potential!
A Coach facilitates critical new insights, enabling you to
set targeted goals and take deliberate action. Coaching assists
you in seeing where
you are, where you want to go, and how to get there. It challenges
you to accomplish more and to contribute more.
A Coach is someone who:
- Helps you break through limiting fears and beliefs
- Encourages you to pursue your dreams
- Helps you problem solve and find solutions
- Keeps you focused and motivated
Supports you in all you do!
A Personal Coach is a professional trained
to help people figure out what they want most from life, and
how to achieve it. Think of it as hiring your own personal
"life consultant." Most of us already have ideas on what areas of
our lives we would like to change or improve: career, relationships, health
and fitness (or possibly all of the these). Rather than dispense generic advice,
a Coach will listen to your individual needs, and work with you in the development
of a specific plan of action. As a result, you will set and achieve bigger
and better goals. Having a Coach challenges you to do more than you would have
done on your own, and provides the tools, support and structure that ensures
How is "Coaching" Different
Coaching is not therapy or counseling!
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 is central to both coaching and counseling, coaching
focuses on moving you forward in life. The direction is always
forward as you overcome obstacles and continually move toward
your personal and professional goals.
Who Hires a Coach and Why?
People hire a Coach because:
- They want to make their life easier
- They want to grow or change and get out of their
- They want more (or less) of something that they've
decided is important in their life
It's that simple. Coaches can help a you get all
Personal Coaching Will Help
You Live an Extraordinary Life!
Learn to design and live the life of
your dreams: Because you set goals that you REALLY want!
Coaching can help you distinguish between what you "could,"
"should," "ought-to," and "have-to"
want, from what you deep down in your own
heart and soul really want. Once you create the ideal goals,
you're much more likely to naturally, and consistently, take
the necessary actions to reach them.
Progress more rapidly: Because you continually evaluate where
you are, and where you're going!
The Coaching relationship gives you an objective partner
to help you constantly evaluate whether your actions are
working effectively or not. This consistent feedback loop
allows you to adjust your approach and move forward at a
much quicker pace than if you were working alone.
Reach for more than you ever thought possible: Because you
have a partner who is there to support you!
When anyone has a partner they trust, they will always reach
for much, much more...because they can afford to. That's
what the Coaching relationship is all about!
Make Better Decisions for Yourself: Because Your Focus is
There is value in sharing ideas with someone who understands
you and wants a lot for you. Just discussing your options
with someone who can listen, is often enough to crystallize
your thoughts and notions.
What Are Some of the "Results" You
May Experience by Having a Coach?
Personal Coaching can help
- Make more money
- Grow your business
- Become more profitable
- Solve problems and challenges
- Plan for success
- Set and achieve goals
- Get clear on what you want
- Push through limiting fears
- Reduce stress
- Improve communication skills and relationships
- Gain more self-confidence
- Design a life
- Develop strategies
- See other possibilities
- Stay focused on what's important in your life
- Consistently take action
- Dream big
What Are Some of the "Benefits" You
May Experience by Having a Coach?
Personal Coaching will help you feel:
- Listened to
What Happens During a Typical Coaching Session?
Each session will be different, based on
your wants and needs at that time. In general, your Coach will
listen, ask questions to clarify or evoke further information,
give you feedback, brainstorm ideas, and challenge you. In addition,
you can expect encouragement and validation for your successes,
and the wisdom to help you find the learning in your failures
and mistakes, while helping you see the bigger picture. Your
Coach may also make requests, give assignments, and/or suggest
actions that will most effectively move you closer to your goals.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Coaching
I want you to benefit greatly
from your Personal Coaching relationship. The following
thoughts will help you maximize the value you get
Get to Know Yourself
Working with a sensitive
and empathic Coach is a healthy way to grow. Most
clients hire a Coach to accomplish several specific
goals, and much of the time and focus is spent
on these goals. Yet, with coaching, don't be surprised
if you discover new parts of yourself, or if you
find your goals adjusting to fit "who"
you really are. This discovery process is natural;
so you needn't rush it, just realize it will
Double Your Level of Willingness
Your Coach will expect a lot from you. Not
too much, but certainly more than you may have been asked recently.
You need to be willing to experiment with fresh approaches, and
be open-minded about redesigning the parts of your life that you
want to change. This will help you to more easily reach your goals,
and live an integrated and fulfilled personal and professional
life using the gifts you have. Please be willing to:
- Change your behavior, a lot
- Experiment and try new things
- Remove all sources of stress in your life
- Redesign how you spend your time
- Set some really big goals
- Start treating people much, much better
- Re-evaluate the assumptions and decisions you've
- Start telling the absolute truth
- Get the support you need to handle your problems
- Raise your personal standards to be very, very
- Stop tolerating, or suffering about your life
Come to the Coaching Call Prepared
with Your Agenda
We have a set amount of time together that
you will want to use effectively. Using the Client Prep Form can
help. This form can include things like:
- Successes and wins you've had during the week
- Problems you've faced and how you handled them
- What you're currently working on and how it's
- Insights, "aha's" and new levels of
awareness which excite you
- A report on the homework you've completed
- Advice you want from the Coach regarding a current
Enjoy Each and Every Session
Clearly we have work to do together, but
it is important to us that you enjoy the sessions as well. After
several calls, you may find that we take a little time to catch
up on those parts of your life that mean a lot to you, or you may
want to share something personal and confidential. And after several
months (probably sooner), you may find that we even laugh a lot
during the call--at life, how you've grown, how things happen,
and other fun stuff! Coaching sessions needn't be intense, or feel
like a burdensome effort for you to produce the miracles that you
know are possible. Please feel free to set a tone for the calls
that you are comfortable with, and the Coach will respect what
you need in this area.
Keep Yourself Healthy and Well Between
Coaching can require energy: emotionally,
intellectually, and physically. Given this, the Coach expects you
to take extraordinary care of yourself while being Coached. Only
you know what this entails, but I suggest you go much further than
you ever have in this regard. Some examples might be:
- Exercise (any type that you enjoy)
- Eating right
- Adequate sleep and rest
- Prayer and Meditation
Do Your Homework Each Week
This is not the type of homework that you
remember from school! These are tasks, results or changes you are
telling yourself and your Coach that you will do your best to complete
before the next scheduled session. You must apply yourself, and
use the homework to help you achieve your personal and professional
“Part consultant, part motivational
speaker...coaches work with managers, entrepreneurs, and just plain
folks, helping them define and achieve their goals.”
“Coaching is an action-oriented
partnership that, unlike psychotherapy, which delves into patterns
of the past, concentrates
on where you are today and how to reach your goals.”
— Time Magazine
“In a recent study, training alone
improved leadership skills by 22%. When combined with Executive Coaching,
improvement jumps to 77%."
— Fortune Magazine
“The goal of coaching is the goal
of good management - to make the most of an organization’s
— The Harvard Business Review
to bolster troubled staffers, coaching now is part of the standard
development training for elite executives and talented up-and-comers.”