Top 10 Reasons that Coaching
1. Undivided Attention
A coach listens to you
with an unbiased view. A coach wants nothing more than your success
whatever that might mean for you or however that might
look. A coach has no *hidden agenda* and no self-interest other
than you achieving your goals.
2. Live Your Dreams
A coach doesn't just
help you to clarify your dreams; a coach helps you to bring them
to life! A coach stays by your side as you work to make your
dream a reality. A coach brings visions to life!
3. Clarity and Self Empowerment
The clearer you are about
what you want, the more effective you'll be. A coach provides
clarity by being both a sounding board and a mirror to you. A
coach helps you to put into words what would otherwise be left
unsaid, were it not for the coaching. Coaching provides clarity
and is the conduit for self-expression and empowerment!
Many of us are challenged
by our goals we're frustrated with the process of how to
accomplish our goals. Having regular appointments with a coach
helps you to fulfill on your commitments. A coach provides follow-through
and is someone to share your experience with.
A coach helps to keep
you on track. A coach helps to keep you focused on your goals,
actions and outcomes by holding your vision for you for the times
when it falters.
6. Unconditional Support
Carl Rogers, Gestalt
psychologist defined unconditional positive regard as being "an
outgoing positive feeling without reservations, without evaluations.
" A coach's support is not conditional upon the client being
a certain way or achieving a particular goal. A coach wants only
for the person to realize their goals in the most effortless,
productive and satisfying way possible. A coach creates a space
of listening, compassion and unconditional support. These qualities
help to create a context of acceptance and possibility
qualities that help us to bring forth our vision.
Coaches are trained listeners.
A coach listens to what's being said, to how you say it, to the
messages and feelings beneath the words, as well as to what you're
NOT saying. A coach mirrors all this back to you this is
rich territory, full of self-discovery and "a-ha's! "
Being driven and goal-oriented
is meaningless if your goals aren't clearly aligned with who
you are and what's most important to you. A coach knows this,
and coaches from this concept: When alignment exists, fulfillment
AND results occur!
9. Powerful Questions Generate
A coach asks questions
that open up new perspectives and possibilities. Sometimes we
focus too much on the details and not the larger context: both
are important! Great questions have the power to shift paradigms
and create new possibilities for action. Questions are powerful
catalysts for shifting perspectives and behavior. Coaching works!
10. Curiosity, Wonder and
Coaches help to shift
perspectives, approaches and attitudes. Coaches expand perspectives
by helping the person to see alternate ways one might approach
a situation. Coaches open your mind to new areas of development,
generating a sense of curiosity, wonder and empowerment!
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