In a word, the answer is – results. We have all tried making changes and improving areas of our life, but good intentions often end in frustration or half-hearted efforts. Or, we may pour out our best efforts, only to later realize we’re aiming at the wrong target. Coaching helps you make the right decisions, at the right time, for the right reasons. It is not an outside consultant coming in and telling you what to do and how to do it. True coaching is always a client-driven process, seeking to honor your true values, concerns, passions and priorities.
Part of what makes it so effective is that after a direction or solution is chosen, a realistic plan is designed to get you there. Coaching does not pat you on the back and send you off with best wishes. Rather, it holds you accountable through every step of the process, helping you make necessary adjustments when obstacles come in your path, and keeps your focus and mind set where it needs to be. In sports we have recognized this for generations, but it is true in all areas of our life – with a coach, or a mentor, you can attain a higher level of effectiveness and performance than you can on your own.
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