Are You Ready For Coaching
The past three weeks, I have outlined for readers what I
believe Business & Life Coaching is, and isn’t. The columns have stirred up interest from
readers so, I thought I’d follow up with some questions I usually ask a
If and when you are considering whether or not to hire a coach, you are actually deciding if you are ready to embark on a grand adventure. Coaching is not for everyone and even highly coachable people have times in their lives when coaching may not be what they really want or need. Here are a few important questions I ask prospective clients to ask themselves before making a decision:
IS THIS THE RIGHT TIME FOR ME TO HIRE A COACH?
If you feel like you are ready to make some important changes, the time is right for you. If you are extremely busy and cannot imagine taking on another thing, then the time is definitely right for you. The first thing we will want to explore is what we can remove from your busy schedule to make your life feel simpler, more balanced, and manageable.
CAN I AFFORD THE TUITION?
If you hire a coach, you will be making an important INVESTMENT in your life---equivalent in its overall impact to an advanced college degree or possibly more. Make sure you look honestly at your finances when entering into our relationship. If you think you are overextending yourself, you may still want to continue and we can work on improving your financial situation during our early sessions. At the end of the day, ask yourself, can you afford not to move forward?
AM I WILLING TO TRY NEW THINGS?
During your coaching, you will be invited to look at old situations in new ways. You will be offered new concepts and things that you approach differently. If you are willing to try out new possibilities and stretch your creative side, you will get a large return for your investment. You’re paying tuition, get your money’s worth!
DO YOU NORMALLY GIVE UP ON GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS?
If every year you create a list of resolutions or goals of things you should do but, never seem to quite stick with them, then you need me as your coach. Usually, the problem is these things are “shoulds” rather than “musts” and we will change that quickly. We don’t want you to be one of those people that “should” all over themselves, now do we?
AM I READY TO TRULY DEFINE SUCCESS FOR MYSELF?
If you are eager to fulfill your current dreams, discover new ones, and truly define what success is for you, then you are ready for coaching. If you want to separate yourself from the rest of the pack, then it’s time for you to get started!
Procrastination limits, if not blocks, us from attaining our goals and dreams. Have a great week and thanks for reading my column.