Why do people need coaches?

How about, “Why do I deserve a coach?”  Because we all do.
 

A life coach is someone who knows how to look out for your best interests, cheer you on, and hold your feet to the fire….all with no judgment.
 
Just like sports coaches, coaches can see what you’ve got when you can’t. And we know how to draw the best out of you.

Note that coaches aren’t called “teachers” or “drill sargeants” or anything like that. A good coach knows that people can’t be taught or forced to do their best. Coaches find that core that makes you tick, help you work past obstacles, and chart your progress.

Coaching can do many things — guiding people to listen to their own voice, honor their own processes, and redesign their own lives are just a few.

That’s a simple explanation, of course.

There are many reasons you might consult a professional coach.

Perhaps your life isn’t where you want it to be, and you seek support and objectivity to articulate a new vision.

Perhaps you’re looking for a new career. Or you want to perform better in the one you have.

Or, perhaps you don’t want to change your life so much as prepare for a special event, meeting or presentation. No task is too small — if you’re having trouble breaking down the steps and getting it done, a coach can guide you forward and to completion.

You might need a gentle nudge.  Or a real shove. Or an accountability partner. Or something longer term and more developmental.

Many of my clients need to get to  level ground to begin to do their best work.

Getting to level ground means we detox old beliefs and thought patterns, challenge assumptions, and release the “old tapes” that work against progress. That’s where the fun of creating and designing begins.

If you’re reading this, I daresay something in your life has brought you here. And that you might benefit from working with a professional coach.

Consider me a resource, if you’d like more information or a complimentary chat.

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"It is my sincerest pleasure to recommend Lee Beaven as your life or business coach! A few years ago, my wife, Chris, and I were at crossroads in our careers. In my case, I was a retired Naval Officer and had been teaching for a few years under the “Troops to Teachers” Program. Lee helped me focus on what I really wanted to do in the education arena. With her good listening and well-reasoned coaching, I entered into a doctoral program in educational leadership at the University of Virginia, and in a very short time, received an educational leadership (School Principal) endorsement from the State of Virginia. Within a year, I was an Associate Principal and Vocational Director of a Virginia High School! Without her help, I would have floundered and possibly never reached my career goals in education. Best of all, she helped me uncover a buried passion to become a Park Ranger. She not only helped me uncover this desire, she encouraged me to dust it off, shine it up and put it in the forefront. After 7 years, I left the education field to pursue my dream of becoming a Park Ranger. With the principles that I learned from Sarah Lee Beaven, I’ve been able to continually set clear and attainable goals related to my career, education, family, health, recreation, spirituality and even finances. Thank you, Lee, you’ve been a major influence in my life!!! I’m sure, Chris will say the same!!!" ~ F. T. Matthies, Retired Park Ranger, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, VA. Beach, VA
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