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Have you always asked yourself whether coaching is right for you?
Have you ever wondered how actually to know who is the right coach for you? Or how others choose their coach?
In general, coaching is a great investment when you are looking at achieving tremendous growth in your life.
When times are challenging, your growth is linked to how much you enjoy getting out of your comfort zone. Simply, because that is where growth occurs.
When you work with a coach, your growth is boosted (if you are committed to coaching). Your coach is constantly challenging you to get out of your comfort zone.
However, finding the right coach for you can be a daunting task. There is no user manual:-) It is an experience that requires trust. Trust of your senses in judging what you can discern about the coach you are considering.
Many factors set value. Some of them like your goals are mostly clear to you; others like the characteritics of a favorable environment for your growth are not.
Mostly when you go to a coach, you want to be challenged to grow, but also supported.
Most coaches will offer you an introductory call / meeting to get to know you. Use it as your chance to check the following aspects:
1) Coaching is PERSONAL.
No matter what topic you are going to discuss with your coach (whether it is about your work or your personal life)
Coaching IS about YOU
Therefore, you want to check whether you feel at ease talking to your potential coach.
How do you know this after just one introductory call/meeting?
Follow your instinct
This is extremely important because if you hide information, your coach will not be able to help you as powerfully as he or she could.
2) Coaching is HONEST but Non-Judgmental
A coach, with whom you will grow, will not mince matters when it comes to telling you the truth.
If your coach is not able to serve you the truth, to reflect upon some of the lies you are telling yourself, then you will not grow much from your experience with him or her.
However, your coach should NOT judge you.
The minute you feel judged, let your coach know. Make sure you clarify the matter before continuing working together.
3) Coaching is RESPECTFUL
When your coach suggests that you do something, do it knowingly.
You always have the choice.
The role of your coach is to challenge you. But the final decision about how you want to grow and what you are ready to do is yours. If your coach does not respect that, then think twice.
4) Coaching is CHALLENGING
The previous point (#3) suggested that you are the decision´s maker in coaching. But consider that you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.
You will waste time and money if you do not dare taking challenges.
Coaching will force you out of your comfort zone. And you can measure your success by the degree to which you are ready to get out of your comfort zone.
I for example, do not work with people who are not ready to get uncomfortable. Growth occurs mostly out of your comfort zone. There is not point taking coaching and refuse to grow. Many other coaches pay attention to that too.
5) Coaching is TRANSFORMATIVE
Coaching is an investment in yourself.
What you get is not just information but transformation. Every session will help you transform something in your life even if it is a tiny bit.
If you go to a coach and leave with no action steps that can make a difference in your life, you should think twice (unless you did not open up and reveal your real challenges of the moment).
The action steps do not need to be completely new to you or out of this world. But you want to take transformative action after each coaching session (the introductory session counts too).
6) Last, coaching is GUIDING
If we all had figured it all out, we would not need anybody to hold our hands.
What we notice though is that there are times when we are stuck. Coaching guides us back into our power.
Your coach helps you see the answers that are already within you. He or she guides you into living according to those answers.
However, your coach does not take the lead of your life and decide how you live. It is still YOUR life. Your coach guides you to where you want to go.
Now it is your turn:
Check the aspects above before committing to coaching. You have the responsibility to choose who will guide you to your next level. And, note that if you keep doing the same things, you will keep getting the same results.
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