Are You Ready to Get the Most Out of Coaching

June 07, 2012
Are You Ready to Get the Most Out of Coaching

Once you have made the commitment to Coaching, there are a few important things to keep in mind, which will help you get the most out of every meeting, reach your goals as quickly and easily as possible, and allow you to have fun in the process.

COME PREPARED If you know what you want to accomplish during each session, you will get more out of it. You will probably have stories to tell from the previous week – tell them in such a way that you get to the ‘bottom line’ quickly and can learn from them – and quickly progress to the next level.

BE TRUE TO YOUR WORD Your Coach will challenge you and make a lot of requests of you. If you say ‘yes,’ then do it. Make it a habit to keep all of your promises to your Coach, no matter what. If you have any uncertainty about whether or not you can commit yourself what the Coach is requesting, say ‘no’ to the request, and then find a compromise that you are willing to live with and complete. Coaching works best for those who keep their commitments.

BE FEARLESS Your Coach is professionally bound to keep everything you say in the strictest confidence. Take advantage of that. You can tell your Coach anything and everything, including the things that you are just barely ready to hear yourself. Do not hold back about your cash-flow situation, your feelings, what you are wanting from life in general or your personal relationships, what situations hurt you most and what is just a ‘thorn in your side.’ By placing all of your cards on the table, you make it much easier for you and your Coach to sort things through and create a winning hand for you.

CHALLENGE YOUR COACH Let your Coach know what parts of the Coaching process works best for you and what is least effective. Ask your Coach to show increased support at times when you may require it. Remember, you Coach is a pro, and he or she has never dealt with anyone exactly like you before. You are on a unique journey together, and your Coach will be learning new things too. As a matter of fact, often, the client is attracted to the Coach that needs them. Like attracts like.

BE A MODEL CLIENT Show up exactly on time for all of your calls or meetings. Pay your Coach on time, or ahead of time. Let your Coach know how coaching is helping you. Tell your friends what coaching is doing for you. It is important for you to honor your Coaching relationship and make it a priority. If you cannot do this with your current Coach, find one with whom you can.

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