How does coaching work?

First and foremost, coaching is a collaboration.young_woman_on_telephone

Most coaching, life or business, takes place over the phone. And through the ether, a magical thing happens. You concentrate without distractions. You can speak freely, not bound by facial expressions. You can make notes.

Generally speaking, life, business, and sales coaching is about helping people identify what they want in their lives and business and how to get it.

In the beginning, we talk about overarching goals. What is each person’s vision for themselves and/or business? Then we look at where they are and what kind of work we’ll need to do to bridge the gap.

In the beginning, we break down steps and milestones and work on strategy.

Everyone is different and has a unique style. Some clients have one specific goal — to make a presentation, take their business to the next level or get a new job, for instance. Others want to be happier, and there many be several or even many goals under that overarching one.

The experience of coaching lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your agreement with your coach. You and your coach talk about how often you’ll meet, usually two to three times a month.

How long a commitment? It’s up to you. Depending on the task(s) you want to work on, coaching may take weeks to several months.

I typically ask for a commitment of six months. Usually, after six months you’ve reached the momentum you need to keep changing your life as you’d like. Many of the people who work with me for three to six months contract for longer, but that decision is up to you.

Also, I’ve found that it takes about six months or so for each person to begin to use their new skills (having “unlearned” those that didn’t work) and gain traction.

Recently, a client who had enjoyed a  full year of coaching few months ago, contacted me about having two follow-up sessions. He found that a “tune-up” was a great idea.

Remember, our first conversation is simply an exploration and at no charge to you.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Testimonials
"The reason I wanted coaching was to get a fresh perspective from someone whom I could trust with the details of my life to figure out what steps I needed to take to start living in my purpose. I was encouraged to set goals for the next 90 days that we would be initially working together. I am thrilled to have achieved them either as totally complete or as an ongoing journey to completion. Through Lee’s innate ability to ask questions (which helped me arrive at my own conclusions), she enabled me to create a schedule that supports and serves the goals important to me. There were times I was clueless how to deal with a situation but with her keen insight and attentive listening she guided and taught me tools I can use so I don’t take on something that does not align with my values, needs, or goals. I feel more balanced and in control than I have ever known. She gave me a paraphrased quote that says ‘There is a connection between self-nurturing and self-respect’. Without those aspects operating in my internal compass I will spin out of control and will not land where I expected! Throughout the coaching sessions I have become confident that my purpose in life is unfolding before me and is in alignment with my spiritual values and needs. I feel so empowered that no matter what comes my way I can handle it with grace, peace and clarity. Thank you Lee for your sensible guidance, professional and fun attitude and most of all, your fresh perspective. A million times thank you." ~ Day Marie Smith, Entrepreneur,Denver, CO
ACC_WEB INCF-Logo1 coach u logo