When should you use a coach?
- when you don’t love what you’re doing but aren’t sure what to do instead
- when you’re stuck and don’t know how to get unstuck
- when you’re burned-out and not sure how to get out of your situation, much less how to get into a more rewarding one
- when you have lots of ideas about what you’d like to do, but don’t focus on any long enough to take it anywhere
- when you’ve read all the self-help books and still aren’t changing the habits that get in your way
- when you have young children and can’t figure out how to cut back and be with them more
- when you want to identify and focus on what you really care about
Thanks to Leslie Godwin for her input into this section.
Questions to ask when choosing a coach
- What experience do you have around what I want to accomplish? Have you achieved it? Have you coached others in a similar situation, and if so, what happened with them?
- If I were a client, how would you approach what I’ve explained so far about my situation? (many coaches, myself included, offer a free sample session).
- What general philosophy or approach do you use with your clients?
- How do we track progress?
- Why do you want to work with me?
Excerpted from Mass High Tech, Mar. 26 – April 1, 2001