Be a leader in your own life.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Coaching is not about fixing something that is wrong and coaches do not try to fix people. A professional sportsperson does not have a coach because they play badly; they engage a coach because they want to be the best that they can be. This is also the case for coaching, which is primarily about learning and growth.
Coaching sessions are aimed at enhancing your performance. As an outcome of coaching, you can make adjustments to what you’re doing, and in turn these incremental changes lead to better overall performance.
Working with a qualified coach can help you to –
- Develop emotional management skills you can use in all facets of your life.
- Learn to manage your responses and reactions to others.
- Acquire better communication skills to deepen relationships.
- Improve your self-confidence and help you manage self-doubt.
- Gain skills to bring out the best in yourself and other people.
- Strengthen your brand by dialing-up and dialing-down behaviours.
- Find time to be still – an independent sounding board for self-reflection.
Want to understand more about what coaching is?
If you’re still struggling to get your head around what Coaching is and why a coach can help just about anyone, I highly recommend listening to this podcast called The Coach in Your Head (Against the Rules with Michael Lewis). Even if you only listen to the first 12 minutes, you’ll learn something useful.
Just about anyone today can call themselves a coach. Michael traces this trend back to its source and finds out that the secret to effective coaching lies not in retraining the body, but the mind. We meet the original guru of “the inner game”: Timothy Gallwey, author of the 1974 classic, “The Inner Game of Tennis.” We find out how mental skills coaches only need one coaching toolkit to work with everyone from New York City firefighters, youth softball players, professional musicians, and even writers with a podcast.