I’m reading so many books right now related to coaching (and OMG does it feel decadent to just be able to sit down in a comfy chair and read, read, read about the things I love to do!) I’m also, as always, totally into books on self-improvement, presence, self-deception, and other topics that I feel are important for me as a coach to really have a firm grasp of (can I please be forgiven for ending this sentence with a preposition? Sometimes it’s just better this way.)
Today, I read something that motivated me to clarify for myself what coaching is for so many people and what I personally bring to coaching. It’s a nice reminder of who I am and what I do. This comes from The Heart of Laser-Focused Coaching by Marion Franklin. I inherently know all of these things as a coach who loves her work, but it’s so helpful to see them condensed like this (and who doesn’t love a bulleted list, right?)
WHAT IS BUSINESS LIFE COACHING? WHAT DO I DO FOR PEOPLE?
- My coaching sessions emphasize experiencing the present moment, shifting perspective and viewpoints, paying particular attention to outward mindset strategies. My clients learn to become more self-aware.
- I help clients resolve situations, dilemmas, conflicts, and concerns. I walk with them as they create, grow, and expand. We figure out where they’re stuck and get them unstuck.
- I guide my clients into finding ways to change what isn’t working or to improve something that is working. We look at desires, problems, or situations in the present, not so worried about past trauma like might be a focus with a therapist.
- Clients working with me will clarify their priorities and I will be there to make sure they stay focused on them.
- Our process helps contribute to creating prosperity, balance, and fulfillment in all areas of life for my clients.
- I walk with my clients as they achieve their visions, breaking them down into smaller, more manageable steps.
- I offer undistracted listening that is non-judgmental, trusting, honest, and exceptionally objective.
- I offer positive and permanent results for my clients.
That’s all I have on my mind for now. I have more books to read, clients to connect with, and tennis to play!
What I’m grateful for today: Today and every day, I’m grateful to the people who come to me with their issues, with their frustrations, mental blocks, dreams, goals, and hopes, asking me to walk with them toward their beautiful futures. Thank you, thank you, thank you!