One of the most common questions I hear from people who are thinking about working with a coach is "How will this benefit me?" To answer this, I want to cover two important topics:
The reasons people choose to work with a coach are as diverse and varied as the world we live in. For our purposes, I'll go over some of the most common professional reasons people seek out a coach below.
Many business professionals want to:
The reasons why my own clients choose to work with me are also varied. In general, they may:
The business leaders I work with are usually very committed to the growth of their business and the financial freedom that it can offer. They know that there are real solutions that exist to the issues they're experiencing - but they need guidance to develop greater self-awareness and open to new possibilities and opportunities.
Most people find it difficult to offer a clear, calm response when they're very close to a person or situation. But when you've developed into an experienced coach, you have the ability to be objective and avoid the pitfalls often associated with being too close to a situation.
The unbiased feedback you provide can support and encourage clients to learn more about themselves, open to new growth opportunities, and achieve goals and objectives successfully.
Here are a few ways your coaching skills benefit those you work with:
That last one is particularly important - never underestimate the value of listening! I once considered listening to be the most uninteresting skill anyone could have. Today, it's my superpower. The relief that a client experiences just from having a non-biased person listen can be the catalyst necessary to facilitate growth and change.
Coaching is a very personal journey, so each person's experience will be different. Coaches may use different styles and ways of interacting with their clients, but one thing many coaches share in common is a passion for bringing out the very best in every client they work with.
Jodi Flynn of Luma Coaching coaches entrepreneurs and small business owners around their mindset for success. She helps them to identify the default tendencies that are getting in the way of growing their business and/or their enjoyment of their business.