Why would I hire a coach?
“I can run my own life. I don’t need anyone’s help” might be your first thought. I agree. Of course, you are fully capable of running your own life! I also believe that executives are capable of doing their job, and business owners know what to do. I don’t want to run your life or run your company.
Having read that you might be thinking “If you believe that, why do you coach?”
Sometimes life brings you to a fork in the road and you are faced with a big decision as you choose which direction to take. Talking to a coach can definitely help you work through your options.
You might be facing an unexpected plot twist in your life story. You had it all mapped out, and all of a sudden something big and unexpected has happened. A coach can help you work through that unexpected event
For some, an ongoing relationship with a coach helps them keep on track to larger goals.
How is coaching different?
Isn’t coaching just like talking to a friend, except you have to pay? Why would you listen to a coach?
Talking to a coach should be quite different from having a conversation with a friend. Coaches listen to you: you don’t listen to them. Coaches are trained to listen, to question, and to use resources to help you explore, define the issue, and find the right solutions.
I approach coaching from a simpler perspective than many in the field. There is no requirement for any set number of sessions. I charge by the hour. Sometimes one conversation can be extremely helpful. At other times, clients have wanted additional sessions. It is your choice.
I have experience with personal coaching, executive coaching, and small business coaching. Those last two are not one and the same. Business coaching means I view the business as the client while executive coaching means the person is the client.
If you have read my blog and the About page, you will have a perspective on who I am, and on my approach to life and business. I like to break the complex into ‘what can I do now’.
I have a unique mix of in-progress coaching training, a background in consulting, and good listening skills. I will be your sounding board but beyond listening, I will bring tools and experience to the conversation. I will ask questions and make suggestions so that we can get you moving immediately.
Get in touch with me if you’d like to talk specifics. Email me at email@example.com