The Olympics are on at the moment and as a coach, I am really seeing the input coaches have in the lives of their clients. Now there is no better time to examine coaches! A coach can see where your holes are. See when you aren’t performing at peak. Inspire you to take action and pull you up if you don’t. They can provide creative ways to solve issues when you are stuck and celebrate your successes.
An Olympic Athlete has more than one coach usually – they have one who is an expert at their sport to critique their physical body and they also have a coach who works with their mental, emotional, energetic side of life. They work through blocks about success, figure out what their goals are and set steps to achieve them. A coach will encourage you to reach for more than you thought was possible and then help you believe it.
For us less physical Olympians of life, a coach is still necessary for optimal achievement, success and satisfaction. Sports stars are often seen as heroes because they are achieving their dreams. So why treat yourself any differently? I have looked into the lives of many successful people and they all have coaches. Even my coach has her own coach! It’s catching on so it is time to get in on the ball game.
So what are you looking for in a coach and what can you expect them to do? Here’s the downlow. A good coach will:
1. Help you achieve success in a specific area of their expertise (I help women deal with stuckness, not achieving results they desire, disorganization, lifestyle design and brain clutter F.Y.I).
2. Talk and listen to your specific problems and come up with something to sort it out. They may get you to set goals, do a visualization, write lists, ask pressing questions to get to the deep and the dark, brainstorm, and heaps more.
3. Challenge you and get you to stretch beyond what you are comfortable with. In order to get dream results you have to spring clean all that murky mess going on first.
4. Get you results. However you gotta do your own hustling too. It’s a two way street you do your bit and coach does theirs.
A good COACH should:
1. Walk their talk. If a coach believes in coaching so much they should have one too right?
2. Be further ahead of you. If your coach is not challenging you and your at a similar achievement and income level it’s time to move up!