Do You Feel That You Have The Potential And The Capacity To Accomplish More Than You Have So Far?
My #1 goal is to help you, the client, close the gap between where you currently are and where you want to be. My philosophy for coaching and consulting keeps you as the client at the core of our relationship. I encourage you to read my posts, watch my videos, and when you are in need of my services, I would be honored to work with you. Additional information about me can be found in my biography.
Although my #1 goal is to help you improve your life, you still need to take responsibility for the changes you want to make. I will not do the work for you.
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What Coaching Is & What It Is Not
The word “coaching” has been bantered about so much that often people do not really understand what it’s all about. For some, it’s about imparting knowledge to the client without much concern for the individual himself. For others, coaching simply implies that an employee lacks a skill that an expert can teach.
To me, that is not so much coaching as it is “teaching.” While it’s true that one of the roles of a coach is to instruct and lead, there is more involved. An effective coach is able to combine business know-how with psychological know-how. He’s got to be able to climb into the brain of his client and find out what makes him tick. If the focus is purely on skill development, so much more gets completely overlooked.
Here’s what coaching IS:
A coach has a one-on-one relationship with his client, such that mutual collaboration is formed. This relationship serves as a roadmap to understanding his client’s motivations and passions. As he gets to know this client, he begins to find out what sort of psychological roadblocks are present that may be keeping this individual from achieving his goals.
A coach is able to pinpoint specific skills and strengths on which the client can capitalize. Again, the “getting to know you” portion of this relationship cannot be underestimated. The more a coach knows about his client, the easier his job should become.
A coach helps his client set reasonable goals while exploring areas for growth and improvement. This does not necessarily mean that weaknesses will be corrected; rather, it’s more about helping an individual build and uses his strengths.
Here’s what coaching is NOT:
Coaching is not therapy. Just because there is a strong psychological component to coaching, the process is quite different from that of psychotherapy. While there is certainly a psychological benefit to be gained from coaching, it’s not designed to focus on psychological problems.
Coaching is not about the coach’s goals – it is about the client’s goals. A good coach has to leave his ego at the door. His suggestions are needed and helpful, but his idea of where the client should be may not necessarily be where the client wishes to be!
Coaching is not about becoming buddies. That’s not to say that friendships don’t develop as a result of the coaching process, but in the beginning, it’s not about grabbing a burger and a beer together!
If the psychological component of coaching is left out of the process, a “lopsided client will emerge. He may have skills now, but what about his emotional self? If the goal of coaching is to maximize an individual’s likelihood of success, he will have to “know” his client. Without psychology, the coach merely becomes a teacher of skill development. Sure the client now has additional skills he may not have had before, but the true success comes in seeing an individual discover his passions, make a plan to go out and get what he wants, and to find a new lease on life.
Executive Coaching aims at producing measurable results and to improve the process for achieving these results. Coaching is not an easy process. But it is an effective process. You must be open to trust and into looking deeper into the way you do things. At the heart of change lies the notion that we grow by asking questions. A deeper understanding requires a different way of thinking, one that calls for awareness of everything you do. It works because you are driving the growth, you are paving the way to your vision. Coaching provides avenues to get to where you want, by exploring other perspectives and challenging you to think differently. As your executive coach, I am there to make you look good. And because I am committed to your growth, it’s a safe place to test out the waters.
Business coaching is about making improvements and changes so that you and your business perform at a much higher level, continually growing. These areas of growth occur both on a personal level, the way you run your business and ultimately the profits you generate. Business coaching helps to get the most out of your time, resources and investments. Business coaching covers all the parts of running a successful business, such as leadership, achieving targets, sales, marketing, communication skills, planning, accountability, management, team building plus much more. With the help of business coaching, you formulate a plan or strategy, identifying the steps required and start taking these steps to achieve the targets you have for your business.
Life & Relationship Coaching
Life Coaching is a profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, advice, therapy, or counseling. The coaching process addresses specific personal projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in the client’s personal life, relationships or profession by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your obstacles or challenges might be, and helping you to choose a course of action to make your life be what you want it to be.