Everyone knows what a sports coach does. Many people also know about artistic coaches in music, dance and acting.
Like the other types of coaches, a personal coach will:
look at what the client wants to accomplish and help with setting better goals,
help a client evaluate what his or her strengths are and then use those strengths to achieve more than they would have on their own,
help clients stay better focused so that results may be produced more quickly,
and provide clients with the tools, support, and structure to enable them to accomplish more than they could by themselves.
While knowledge about human behavior and past patterns may be revealed as a client grows and develops, it is not the focus of a coaching relationship. “Issues” in these areas need to be handled by a trained therapist.
Unlike a consultant who provides “how to” information and then leaves the client to fend for himself, a personal coach stays with the client to help implement the new skills, changes, and goals and make sure that the client’s objectives are accomplished.
Although personal coaches are trained professionals who have skills, tools, and abilities beyond those of most close friends, they still listen when you need a sympathetic ear, maintain confidence in regard to what you tell them, and support you and cheer you on as you face life’s challenges.
How Donald Coaches
After an initial consultation to see if we agree that we would like to work together, you will speak with me via email,skype or/and phone once a week.
A key component to the success of a coaching relationship is that both you and I feel comfortable working together and are able to trust each other. My clients quickly discover that they can count on me, to be honest with them and hold whatever they say to me in confidence.
Clients generally find that working with a coach becomes a sort of dance in which the coach and client move together around the room and cover various parts of the dance floor, often returning to some while never getting to others. In order to maintain some focus during this “dance,” I use the steps of a Three-Step Coaching Model.
First, we discover exactly “who” you are as opposed to “what” you do. This involves investigating values, needs, standards, beliefs, boundaries, integrity, talents, qualities, strengths, weaknesses, views, spirit, and other related topics.
Second, we clarify what you want. Clients usually have some ideas about what they want from life, but often those are not clear ideas based on who the client is. It is during this step that we set goals that are specific and personal.
Third, I empower you to reach your goals. This involves experimenting, making shifts, selecting strategies, putting support structures in place, giving encouragement, motivating, making distinctions, and evolving.
As the coaching partnership continues, this three-step model becomes circular. Discovery about who you are led to setting better goals which lead to achieving them more efficiently which creates changes that help you expand the “who” part which leads to more goals, etc.
What Will You Learn?
- If you are someone that needs coaching
- The benefits of coaching for you
- Understand your goals and how to achieve them
- What I can do to help you
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