What Is a Coach?
I once heard someone say that hiring a coach is like hiring a personal trainer for your soul. I love that! For years athletes and artists have been using coaches to help them improve their performances and build their careers. The unexpected benefit many of these professionals discovered while working with a Coach was exponential personal growth and satisfaction. Their Coach turned out to be much more than they expected...they had their own personal trainer for their soul! You may be wondering how a coach can make a difference in your life. Let's talk about coaching...
Much more than a coach
By far, my most important role as your coach is to be your sounding board, to really listen to you, and give you honest feedback. Where needed, I am also your:
Identify Your Needs
As you are coached, you may need support, encouragement and/or advice in only one or two areas. Or, you may have a list of areas you wish to improve.
See the Results
These are several ways in which my clients benefit from our partnership:
Setting Better Goals
More Balanced Life
Lower Stress Levels
Improvement in Quality of Life
Enhanced Communication Skills
Health or Fitness Improvement
Better Relationship with Boss or Co-Workers
Better Family Relationship(s)
Stop a Bad Habit
Change in Career
More Free Time
Increase Profitability of Current Business
Start a New Business
Is coaching for you?
If you are...
An Entrepreneur or Creative professional who longs to turn your ideas into profits,
A Small Business Owner who desires more time for the things that are important to you or have fun in your business again,
A Professional who is looking for more satisfaction in your chosen profession or are thinking about making a career change,
A Sales Professional who dreams of effortlessly increasing sales by selling from a place of attraction,
A New Coach who is ready to springboard to a thriving coaching practice,
A Professional Single who is hoping to attract your ideal mate,
A Spiritual Person who wants to simplify and design a life that is rich in love, peace, happiness, and fulfillment...
Then, you are the kind of person that I love to work with!
The Success Process
There are several ways you will enjoy the benefits of working with a coach. You can choose from the following:
Personal One-on-One Coaching
Group Coaching by Tele-class format
After our initial consultation, you will receive your Welcome Packet, which will quickly get you started. Included in your Welcome Packet will be assessments and worksheets you will want to complete on topics such as Goal Setting, Visioning, and Creating a Mission. Together, we will design a plan that will help you accomplish your goals effectively and efficiently.
We will talk (by telephone) each week. Before each coaching session, you will fax me a Coaching Prep Form, highlighting the events and accomplishments of your week.
All of us have, within ourselves, the answers to life's questions. Although I may advise you from time to time, my primary role as your coach is to facilitate the process of you finding your own answers. I listen carefully to what you are saying (and not saying), and reflect back to you what I am hearing which enables us to discover your inner wisdom together.
As your coach, I will make requests of you that are in line with your goals and desires. I will often ask you to step out of your comfort zone. For example, I may ask you to make a list of ten things that you have been procrastinating and to take action on them now. Or, I may ask you to change a behavior such as talking negatively about yourself. My intention is for you to facilitate change as quickly as possible and to incorporate the skills you are learning into your everyday life, 24 hours a day.
In between our coaching sessions I am available to you by telephone and e-mail. You will be in my thoughts as I read articles, attend seminars, etc., which assist me with creative ideas to bring to you. When two people come together with a common goal, there is enormous energy to assist them in achieving their dreams.
Finally, I ask clients to make a three to six month commitment. Although you will likely experience the power of coaching from the beginning of our relationship, (most people feel empowered simply by making the decision to hire a coach), it may take several months before you start to truly see the lifelong changes and long-term benefits of our work. This is why I suggest you commit to our relationship for a minimum of three to six months.
For a taste of personal coaching, you can participate in group coaching sessions in a "teleclass format," via the telephone. This offers you a simple, time-efficient way to workshop with other people like yourself.
The synergy of group sessions results from dynamic individuals discussing important topics and sharing their personal stories. You will realize you are not alone in your journey as you experience the sense of community during these weekly, hour-long sessions. Another exciting advantage to this teleclass format is that people from all over the country - and the world - will benefit from important class participation.
Whether you are a professional who'd like more satisfaction in your career or an entrepreneur who'd like to turn your ideas into profits, you too can enjoy the benefits of having a coach in your life -- a personal trainer for your soul!
Carole L. Billingham, MCC, Spiritual & Business Coach
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