There are a million different ways to provide coaching support to people. Basically, one way for each relationship. We’re all different, you need something similar but still different than the person next to you. Is it surprising there’s a lot of confusion around what life coaching is all about, what it can offer, and how it helps?
Although I don’t offer a million different ways to coach, I do offer a custom developed curriculum structured around your specific needs in mind. Please know that I don’t work with “anyone and everyone”. If I don’t believe that I’m the right coach for you, or not confident that I can help you attain the results you’re looking for, I’ll let you know.
So, what can you expect?
The process you go through working with me is simple.
Our very first step is our discovery call. This is a 20 – 30 minute Skype, Zoom or telephone visit. I will discover what you want to work on, and you will have a chance to ask me all the questions you need to for a clear understanding of what our agreement will require from you. This is not a coaching session. After all, a quick meeting when we first speak is hardly enough to do anything at all, and your issues are far too important to brush off that lightly.
Our goal for the introductory session is to help you decide if we will be continuing on or not. So, we will either draft up the contract and set up your schedule, I’ll send you your kick-off homework, or we’ll part ways as new friends but without a working agreement.
Saying “yes!” to coaching with me? This is super simple, although I’m sure it will be very challenging many times! Here’s an example of one of my step-by-step processes (this one is for when I work with the overwhelmed and unfocused, … I call them the “plate-spinners”).
- Time Travel! We’re going to go back to the beginning. When your vision and dream were so motivating they put a smile on your face and gave you the energy to “get ‘er done!”. Then we’ll travel to the future and map out your fresh goals and create your plan to achieve them.
- Leave the Circus Behind! Right now you’re struggling with too many projects, small jobs, promises and obligations. We will spend time looking at your day, your projects, or anything we identify as creating a bottleneck to you making progress. After we go through this process you will know when to say no and when to say yes. Each step you take will be bringing you closer to your goals, your day will have structure, and you won’t have your day falling down around
- Get a BullsEye! It’s difficult to hit a target that you can’t see. When we get through this stage in the process, you’ll have your goals in clear view, and will be well equipped to hit your mark.
- Celebrate your victory! You’ve achieved your goals so celebrate! You can enjoy your day knowing your time is focused on the right priorities … YOURS!
Once we decide to start our coaching program, a process will be developed just for you. I draw from my toolkit (yes, there will be homework!) as well as my experience helping others to work with you on your individual goals. Being able to make adjustments along the way is one of the advantages of 1-1 coaching over a group program, and there will be many opportunities to provide feedback as well as even change your final destination!
Remember, coaching can get messy, but on the other side of the struggle, you’ll find the good stuff.
Most importantly, you won’t get judged, you won’t get shamed, but you will get a ton of honest feedback, loving support and, I assure you, progress!