August 19, 2016

Why work with a coach

If you don’t know how, ask someone who does. –Jenni Hubby

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In general, the people that hire a coach have a strong desire to achieve their goals. They are confident that they have what it takes to achieve the life they want.

There are many reasons that an individual or team chooses to work with a coach, including but not limited to the following:

  • Something is at stake (a challenge, stretch goal or opportunity). It is urgent, compelling, exciting or all of the above.
  • A desire to change work or life circumstances for a more fulfilling life.
  • There is a gap in knowledge, skills, confidence, or resources.
  • A big stretch is being asked or required, and it is time sensitive.
  • A desire to accelerate results.
  • A need for a course correction in work or life due to a setback.
  • A desire to improve relationship skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
  • The need to clarify options and determine the best choice in an upcoming transition.
  • A recent huge success requires a whole new level of skills for continued success.
  • A goal to improve quality of life with respect to work and personal matters.
  • A goal to identify core strengths and to leverage them.
  • A desire to simplify work and life.
  • A goal to improve executive functioning and organizational skills.

 

Is coaching with J-Hub right for you?

Only you can determine how you want your life to unfold. Do you have a sense of your unique purpose, have a vision for your life, and you’re ready to go for it? Or, maybe you are facing transition and need tools for navigating change. If you are ready to take action on your Quest for your best and live your purpose, then it may be the right time to hire me as your coach. Coaching is a partnership, a collaboration to help you develop effective strategies for achieving outcomes with greater ease.

What are the benefits of coaching?

Working with a certified coach encourages authenticity by inspiring vision and enhancing your thinking and decision-making skills. It brings fresh perspectives on personal challenges and opportunities, and increases confidence in carrying out your life purpose. Your commitment to taking action ensures results. You can expect to see appreciable results in the areas of personal fulfillment with life and work, productivity, interpersonal effectiveness, achievement of personally relevant goals and confidence in carrying out your purpose in your work and life roles.

How is coaching distinct from other service professions?

Professional coaching is a distinct service focused on the client’s life as it relates to goal setting, achieving outcomes and personal change management. In an effort to understand the coaching profession it can be helpful to distinguish coaching from other professions that provide personal or organizational support.

  • Therapy---Coaching can be distinguished from therapy in a number of ways. First, coaching is a profession that supports personal and professional growth and development based on client-initiated changes in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is forward moving and future focused. Therapy tends to deal with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or a relationship between two or more individuals. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past which hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with present life and work circumstances in more emotionally healthy ways. Therapy outcomes often include improved emotional/feeling states. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life. The emphasis in a coaching relationship is on action, accountability, follow through and celebrating successes.
  • Consulting---Consultants may be retained by individuals or organizations for the purpose of accessing specialized expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, there is often an assumption that the consultant diagnoses problems and prescribes and sometimes implements solutions. In general, the assumption with coaching is that the client is capable of generating his or her own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.

 

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