5 reasons to get yourself a coach
1. INCREASED CLARITY AND FOCUS
We rarely take the time to think about where we want to go in life and what we want to achieve. A coach can help you increase your focus and ultimately your effectiveness.
2. INCREASED ACCOUNTABILITY
It’s so easy to make excuses to not do the things we know we should do. Having a coach act as an accountability partner helps to make you keep your commitments.
3. INCREASED CONFIDENCE
Negative self-talk is one the biggest inhibitors to success. It’s so easy to see all of the reasons why we might fail. A coach will help you put in place a strategy that will help build your confidence.
4. BETTER IDEAS
It can be difficult to know whether an idea is good or bad, madness or genius. Ideas need to be challenged as this helps to improve them.
5. BETTER DECISION MAKING
We all have our prejudices, beliefs that can be detrimental to our decision making, by clouding our judgment. A coach will help you to see things from a different perspective and help you make better choices.
Coaching, counseling, mentoring and consulting – what´s the difference?
COACHING – the International Coach Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Coaching is about growth and change. Its a goal-oriented, solution-focused process. The client is responsible for setting the goals and for taking action. The coach mainly plays a facilitating role to help the coachee develop and reach his/her goals.
COUNSELING – in general, counselors are trained to diagnose and help clients with emotional problems, the past or dysfunction. Counseling is focused on relieving psychological pain or treating cognitive or emotional disorders. While counseling tends to be past-focused, coaching is future oriented.
MENTORING – a mentor offers guidance and advice. The mentor shares their experience while bringing the “mentee” up the ranks.
CONSULTING – a consultant is an expert who is called on for professional or technical advice or opinions. Consultants use their particular expertise to diagnose, direct, or design solutions for the client.
1. HOW WILL I KNOW IF YOU ARE THE RIGHT COACH FOR ME?
Mutual trust is key to a successful coaching process, and the best thing is to trust your feelings when taking this decision. To help you find out if we are a good fit, I offer a 30 min call free of charge where we will discuss what you would like to achieve and decide if we want to work together. A good sign is if you feel excited and inspired, but a bit scared. This means that you are ready to commit to the process, but part of you is “scared” because you know there will be some stepping out of your comfort zone involved, which is essential for your growth.
2. HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN YOUR COACHING QUALITY STANDARDS?
As a coach I periodically bring my coaching work experiences to a coaching supervisor in order to engage in reflective dialogue and learning, which helps me futher develop as a coach and ensures that you as my client receive the best possible coaching experience.
3. IS WHAT WE TALK ABOUT IN A SESSION CONFIDENTIAL?
Everything you tell me in your coaching session is strictly confidential.