One of the common misconceptions about coaching is that it is therapy or counseling. This is not the case. While therapy and counseling both have value, coaching is distinct. While your coach may use common techniques derived from clinical psychology, coaching is action-oriented and solution oriented. It is a present to future endeavor (whereas counseling and therapy are past to present focused).
We recommend saving a percentage of your professional development budget for one-on-one coaching. You can only do so much in a workshop setting. The reality is the specific needs of one person may not be addressed in a workshop and there is a lost opportunity when that person leaves the classroom with out anything of value.
We are true believers in the power of coaching for emerging, established, and executive leaders. Coaching is a leading strategy for you to work through challenges, set goals, and tackle obstacles alongside a trained coach who can provide the tools you need to learn, grow, and transform.
How to Prepare for Coaching
1. Have a Beginner's Mindset. Approach coaching from the place of knowing nothing and being there simply to learn.
2. Get Curious. You are more than likely going to bump up against some hard stuff during coaching. Instead of judging it, stay curious about it.
3. Be Invested In Your Own Learning. Are you ready to do the work? Be in a mindset to focus on your own growth and learning.
Are You Coachable?
When considering coaching it is important that you approach it with the right work ethic and mindset. These are things that I tell people to say about themselves before they are ready for a coaching commitment:
_______ Open and receptive to other point’s of view.
_______ Curious about themselves and the world around them.
_______ Ready to try new things.
_______ Can get out of their comfort zone.
_______ Able to listen without judging.
_______ Receptive to feedback (even when it is hard feedback).
_______ Energized by thinking about the possibilities of what could be.
_______ Able to be vulnerable.
_______ Humble, knows that there is room to improve.
_______ Grateful, appreciates the opportunity to be coached.
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“I just finished my first call with my coach and it is the best conversation
I have ever had.”
“Wow! I didn’t expect coaching to really make that big of a difference but it has been as good, and in some cases better, than our classroom time together!”
There are executive coaches who charge $1500/hour. Now, pick your chin up off the ground and ask yourself why? Why would an organization pay that amount of money for their executive to have a conversation with a coach? Leadership is lonely. The higher you rise, the more disconnected you feel. You rarely get honest and forthright feedback (because you are in the power position) and who the heck is going to hold the leader accountable? Let’s talk about an executive coaching package for your leaders (and it is worth mentioning: We don’t charge $1500 for a session).