Earlier this COVID season, my husband and I delighted ourselves by going on a repair and reuse binge. With the assistance of YouTube and a few inexpensive parts, we’ve been able to repair our mini fridge, our vacuum cleaner and our ancient microwave. However, when it came to the snowblower, we just couldn’t figure it out and YouTube couldn't either. So, it’s off to the repair shop or more accurately the repairman/woman.
Because that’s what you do when you don’t know how to do something that you need to do - you hire someone that does.
If these are life skills we’re talking about, you might go to school. But, if you’re trying to level up at work, or make an unprecedented move in your life? There’s no course for that. If you’re lucky, you might have a mentor. Chances are, you might need to hire a coach. Back in the day, I used to say that even Michael Jordan has a coach. Now, my new evolved self says, even Serena Williams has a coach. I mean, please, I’m clear that they both have natural talent that put them way ahead of the curve, but still.
Here’s my top 10 reasons you need a coach:
They make sure you are well prepared.
They are your mindset maven - always bringing you back to your commitment.
They know what makes you great.
They help you to develop a strategy so you’re focused on the long term and don’t put too much pressure on yourself in the short term.
They are patient with you and for you.
They hold you accountable to your commitment.
They are positive and encouraging, AND they have a game plan.
They are willing to deal with your passive aggressive, manipulating, rationalizing self.
They give you permission and the freedom to be great.
They are willing to work with your strengths AND your character flaws.
I bring up champions that have coaches because it’s fair to point out that most successful people have coaches. Anybody reading this knows that I’m a Beyonce fan, and for fun, I googled Beyonce’s coach. As I suspected, she had a voice coach who basically lived with her family for 11 years, till she was 20!
So, who benefits from coaching - women do! Women who are sure of their next move, but are unsure how to get there. Women who are committed.
So what is it like? When you hire a coach, they’re all in, with all their experience. For you. It starts with an assessment of your strengths, and what is your situation that you’re grappling with. From there, we hone in on your goal, and how to apply your strengths every day and long range. We’ll make a 3 month plan, usually and basically work the plan with weekly check ins to address whatever obstacles arise. And smash them. It’s not rocket science, but it gives you the tenacity you might be missing on your own.
So, if coaching seems like that would be a boon for you, please schedule a complimentary session.