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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Testimonials
The number one goal when I started coaching with Lee was to find a full time position that spoke to my passions and talents in the non-profit world after being laid off due to budget cuts in a job I thought would be my last before enjoying retirement. Lee helped me dissolve the residual anger I was experiencing when we met and I am now reveling in some positive changes that were made since my departure. I got the new career and I find it fulfilling and challenging in all the best ways. A definition of leadership can be found in an ancient source. 6th Century B.C. philosopher, Lao Tzu said; “When the best leader’s work is done, the people say, we did it ourselves.” Leadership is the capacity of people to develop, to create, and to sustain over time. Paradoxically, the very acts of leadership that enable people to self-govern are often invisible, and rarely seen as leadership. Lee seeks to discover, give voice, and create visibility for these subtle, yet critical, forms of leadership. She holds you in her heart, while simultaneously pushing you into your best self. What an incredible skill! – Shelley Jacobson, CEO, Minnesota Communities Caring For Children October 2015
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