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Coaching appointments begin with a chance for you to report on your progress and end with a clear set of action steps you choose to take in the week ahead. But what is that essential spark between you and your coach that makes the relationship so transformational?
Discover four facets in coaching that lead to a fruitful outcome.
Coaching is a Transformational Conversation. The biggest surprise for first-time clients is realizing that the coach isn’t there to give advice. Instead, powerful, incisive coaching questions stimulate you to examine the things in life that matter most from new angles. A coaching conversation can transform the way you look at life.
Coaching is a Transparent Relationship. A coach is a friend and confidant, your greatest supporter, and someone who knows you well enough to call out the best in you. A transparent relationship with your coach frees you to go to places you’ve never gone before.
Coaching is a Support System for Change. With support, encouragement, and accountability from someone who believes in us, we can do far more than we’d ever accomplish alone. A coach helps you stay on track, overcome obstacles, and convert your “want-to’s” into concrete steps that are put into your schedule.
Coaching is Continuous Balance Development. Coaches don’t give solutions; they help you solve your own problems. Coaching is helping you learn instead of telling you what to do and prepares you to conquer much bigger challenges in the future.
What Can You Work On With Your Coach?
Just about anything! Increased work performance, leadership skills, discovering your destiny, getting organized, regular exercise, slowing down, turning a dream into reality—you only need to answer the question, “What do I want to accomplish?” Coaching works in just about any area because it is about helping you learn. A coach is not an expert advising you in a particular field (that’s consulting), or someone more experienced who’s showing you the ropes (that’s mentoring). Coaches are change experts who help you find your solution for your unique situation inside of you, because you are the only expert of you.
If you want more from life—more growth, greater purpose, maximum performance—look into what a personal coach has to offer.