May 3, 2017 Johannasawalha

Who Actually Needs a Coach…?

The answer is – nobody. And everybody.

In the words of a client:

“I’ve always battled with my career. I felt like I had no purpose and I never liked what I was doing. My jobs always ended in me either being let go from downsizing or I would get fired. My coach taught me that it’s not “what I do” for a living that matters it’s ¨how I am¨ about what I am doing that does. My coach is teaching me how to break my old habits and how important it is to challenge my doubts and fears. I realize that I truly create my world by what I think. I now have practices in place that stop me from going down a path of negativity and self-doubt. As I keep up the practices she taught me, they get better and better and so does my life.”
– Beth Armstrong, events manager

THAT’s why you have a coach!

You get to:

  • Develop leadership skills and practices – for work and life!
  • You enhance your career and end up in the right place…
  • Get ongoing, impartial feedback that assures your growth!

For those of you who are already in coaching, your opportunity is to want MORE. What else do you want? And what else after that?

I was having this discussion with my husband at date night last night. The au pair, Lucie, has been with us now for two weeks. For my husband, it was always like, when the au pair comes, when the au pair comes THEN. I’ll sleep. Work out. As well as everything else that’s on the back burner. Consequently, I asked him over dinner, ¨You have that now. You are sleeping. You are working out. NOW what do you want? ¨ It made him look at his own excuses (which used to be that he doesn’t have enough time), and he distinguished he needs to learn to delegate better at work. He no longer has the excuse that he doesn’t have enough time!

That’s the fascinating thing – what do we have to break up in ourselves to learn to want more?

For example, if you’ve been in a job you don’t like for what feels like forever? But you haven’t made a move. WHAT would you have to suspend in yourself to bust out?

Here ais The One Handy Tip to kick you into gear! The follow through and accountability you leave up to the coach – should you choose to get one!

The One Handy Tips to Unstick Yourself

  1. ¨What do I have to break up within myself to get to the next level I want?

A client of mine said she was suffering from ¨availability disease¨ to her kids. It’s easy to make the kids the human shield against all things risky. At some companies, I have heard they have removed managers and ask people to ¨self-manage¨. I would break up my own thinking that maybe they could. But I actually DON’T believe we can. Feedback, someone to confide in, someone to call out your BS, someone to bounce ideas with. EVERYONE needs that. The good thing with having the coach do it? The coach is a professional and when you are paying for a service, you never have to feel you are begging for people’s extra time.

Forward this to a friend who feels lost! Or email any questions you have or simply share your thinking about the questions I had for you…!


Coach Jo




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