My goals for this blog are: 1) to provide information about coaching, and 2) to inspire you to realize your potential for happiness in your work. I’ve decided to present questions and ideas that often show up in coaching sessions and conversations with clients, and so topics will include: Career and Job issues; Communication, Leadership, Decision-making, and Life Balance in terms of work and career.
Please feel free to send an email or post a response. I appreciate the opportunity to share my work with you and I value the learning that comes from people sharing their thoughts and ideas. And if you haven’t worked with a coach, I hope you will consider what unmet career potential awaits you. Consider hiring a coach to be the lantern that helps you navigate your path to happiness. After all, if our work isn’t aligning with our happiness, what are we doing it for?
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. And don’t hire a coach for it either. “What?!” you say, “Don’t hire a coach?”
Not for the small stuff.
Sometimes when considering a coaching program, individuals will ask if I will hold them accountable to their goals – if I will “hit them over the head” if they don’t do what they say they’re going to do. “Hmmm…,” I say. “I don’t typically use a hammer in my work.” Kidding aside, accountability is certainly an aspect of working with a coach. And as a coach, I support clients in their accountability to the extent and in the way that works for them. However, if you’re thinking of hiring a coach only for the accountability support, you may want to ask a friend or colleague to partner with you for this. Find an accountability partner. Set clear goals and check in with each other and champion each other’s progress. The cost is low. The value is yours to determine.
On the other hand, if you want to understand what has been in the way of your accountability or accomplishment, and keeping you from your potential… Or if you would like to transform how you bring yourself to your job, career or life, then hiring a coach may make great sense. And the value of that work may be greater than any price tag.
Keep in mind that working with a professional coach involves a financial commitment that will likely reflect the value you are looking to attain in accomplishing your coaching goals. So should you find yourself ready to open your career and life to all that they can be… Claim your vision. Hire a coach. Go for the big stuff!