Related to the techniques or practice of coaching…
Typical scenario: We perform below our expectations of ourselves.
Standard reaction: We don’t like that. It upsets us. We set a new expectation to do better next time.
Usual outcome: Our performance stays the sames or gets “worse”.
OK, so, it can end up being a little self-defeating to always be “working on yourself.”
There really is nothing wrong with you, you are perfect just the way you are! A constant quest for self-development and/or enlightenment can actually get in the way of your growth.
As a life and executive coach I do a lot of work with people around their goals. Setting goals puts you in the driver’s seat, giving you the power to transform your life or take a company to another level. Successfully setting and executing goals is not rocket science but there is a tried and true way that works for my clients and me. Sticking to this program guarantees success. It doesn’t matter whether your goals are personal or they are used to direct a large enterprise, the steps and the pitfalls are identical. I’ll take you through a quick tour. If you like, you can identify a goal of yours and do a test run of the system.
In our group coaching class tonight, we started an interesting discussion about sharing concepts with life coaching clients. If we have an idea about what might be going on, how do we share that without leading or forcing our ideas onto our clients?
I’ve made a list of some powerful life coaching questions you might ask yourself or a client.
Here are some examples:
- What might be less important than you think?
- If you had to completely rewrite your personality, and you could only keep three things that are really important to you, what qualities would you keep?