What would it be like
if you had someone who was a committed listener? What would it be like if this person did not judge or assess but allowed
you to fully investigate and articulate your thinking on whatever topic or project you are investing your energy? This person
would not provide advice but would help you understand your assumptions and thinking. This person would call you on your commitments
to the choices and plans you made. This person is a coach.
Coaching is not about
fixing a person. If that were true, Tiger Woods would not need a coach. A coaching relationship is designed to support you
as you overcome any resistance and accomplish whatever goal you choose. The coaching relationship is determined by you. Will
it be rigorous? Will it be just listening? What are your expectations and needs? At its base, coaching provides dedicated
time each week to reflect, think, and plan.
Coaching can be used
· Accomplish a project
· Overcome overwhelm
· Deal with upset
· Improve relationships
· Setting and accomplishing stretch goals
· Significantly improve personal effectiveness
It is amazing
to experience the results of what a coaching relationship can produce. The results are not limited to achieving extraordinary
performance in your immediate project, but a long term self-awareness that shifts personal effectiveness.