What do Oprah, Leonadro DiCaprio, Olympic athletes, NFL players and past Presidents have in common? Coaching! That’s right. Coaching focuses on helping successful people achieve their goals faster and easier than they would if they were working alone. Coaching is a thought provoking partnership and creative process that inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential.
As we get ready to close out 2016 ask yourself, are you living the life you’ve always wanted or, have you settled into living the life you have? If it’s the later, it might be time for you to call a coach.
Here are 6 things to think about when hiring a coach:
- A coach helps out when your friends can’t. It’s natural to turn to friends for advice. The problem is, your friends opinions will always be marred by the role you play in their lives. Having a non-biased trained professional to talk things through with will bring clarity that friendship often can’t offer.
- Coaching and therapy are different. Therapy is for recovery and coaching is for discovery.
- When is the right time to hire a coach? When your life has turned into a series of Groundhog’s Day and you can’t figure out how to do it different, but you want to, it’s time to call a coach.
- A Coach is not your drill sergeant or your mother. A coach will help you attain your goals, identify and break through limiting beliefs, and ask you tough questions so that you can live the life you really want. A coach will not boss you around or tell you what to do. They will offer fresh perspectives, support, and guidance while challenging you to reach higher.
- Once I get a coach, will I need them forever? Coaching creates independent thinkers who can access their inner wisdom to make the best choices for their lives. Effective coaching is a process and the amount of time it takes one person to let go of an old belief or habit might be different for someone else. Coaching is that it is a fluid process based on independence rather than codependence. What the client wants for themselves, the coach wants for the client.
- Still not convinced? Even Oprah, the master of all coaches has a coach. In fact, she has four of them. And if one of the greatest master coaches in the world has four coaches, shouldn’t you at least consider having one?
My wish for you is your wish for yourself. Make 2017 your best year yet!
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