Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them...Timothy Gallwey, "The Inner Game of Tennis"
Career management coaches..can identify missing skills or style difficulties and other pragmatic tips..."The Wall Street Journal"
In learning to ride a bike, a therapist may focus on your feelings about riding, your past experiences, and the bike itself, and a consultant may cover everything you may want to know about bikes (or about the consultant's bike).
A coach will help you choose a bike that you like, encourage you to sit on it...hold the seat as you peddle along...and then jog along side of you as you take off down the path you want to travel on, cheering! A coach works for you, helping you to become the best you can be!
My coaching will offer:
- Great support
- Structure and objectivity
- Suggestions and resources
- Constructive feedback
- A sense of accountability
What coaching won't do for you:
- Coaching won't do anything for you if you aren't ready to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
- Coaching won't be a benefit if you are not open to new ideas and/or ways of doing things that will facilitate positive change.
- Coaching is not a reasonable option if you are not financially able to invest in it, and make room in your life to commit to the process.
- Coaching won't work for you if what you really need is the help of a therapist. People suffering from severe depression or finding that deeply rooted problems are interfering with life are encouraged to seek therapy.
- Coaching won't work for you if you expect the coach to do what you need to do.