Coaching is a new technology of personal and professional development based on concepts from sports, business, spirituality, psychology and organizational development. It’s for passionate people who want more from their personal and business lives. A coach helps them set larger, more rewarding goals, develop a strategy to achieve them and provide support throughout the process. It’s not unlike having a personal trainer or an athletic coach… transformational, but in a business and personal sense. The achievement of goals is something that comes more quickly as a result of the coaching partnership.
Coaching works because of three unique features: Synergy: Client and coach become a team, focusing on the client’s goals and needs and accomplishing more than the client would alone. Structure: With a coach, the client takes more actions, thinks bigger and gets the job done, thanks to the accountability the coach provides. Expertise: The coach knows how to help business people make better decisions, set the best goals, develop new skills for communicating and restructure their professional and personal lives for maximum productivity.
Most coaches begin with a special client meeting or call to get to know each other. The coach wants to hear about the client’s goals, needs, and problems. The client wants to get comfortable with the coach. During this meeting, both parties design a list of goals and a game plan to reach these goals.
Coaching is usually done over the phone but can also be face-to-face. In addition to allowing frequent, regular contact, it makes it easy to stay in the "coaching relationship", since the client can call from their office, home, car or hotel. The person coached completes a coaching call strategy form prior to each call, describing the current challenges and the progress they’ve made since the last call. Most people are coached two hours a month, in either four 30-minute sessions, three 40-minute sessions or two 1-hour sessions. The focus of the call is determined by the client. The coach helps [read more]
You take yourself and what you want more seriously. You take more effective and focused actions immediately. You stop putting up with stuff that gets in your way. You create momentum to achieve more, be more balanced and develop more powerful management skills. You set personal goals that are clear and meet your needs. You identify and eliminate the barriers that get in the way of the achievement of goals. You communicate about what you need and want from others in a more responsible way.