Here is my nutshell philosophy on coaching:
* Coaching is appropriate only for persons with burning, unmet goals. Those happy with status quo and / or a "default life" probably would not find it worthwhile.
* The purposes of coaching are twofold:
- Accelerate learning. Coaching enlightens with knowledge that otherwise takes decades to acquire.
- Tear down obstacles holding you back. Coaching provides the necessary motivation and inspiration to achieve higher and higher levels. It unleashes your full potential.
* No matter how much you know, there is always room to learn more. Knowledge is what separates you from your competition.
* It is sometimes beneficial for a coach to not be an expert in your bailiwick, particularly if the main purpose of coaching concerns tearing down obstacles.
* Motivation is an ongoing process – you’re never finished giving or getting it.
* Success lives outside your comfort zone. You can’t reach your goals unless hardship is involved. The cost of coaching is supposed to be uncomfortable.
* We don’t value what’s free. That is why advice from friends and family is just that – advice: not likely to be trusted or acted upon.
* A good coach will charge a fee on par with other high-end professionals: in the several hundred dollars per hour range. The coaching contract can be lump sum with a set time frame, or pay as you go, or any other mutually suitable arrangement.
* You are not paying for “an hour of a coach’s time.” You’re paying for a lifetime of their experience and knowledge.
* A good coach will be as picky about choosing a client as the client is choosing a coach.
* A good coach’s primary objective is not the money, it is to serve in a deep, caring way.
* All coaching relationships require full-disclosure, open-book trust.
* A good coach will tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. The relationship may sometimes be contentious and uncomfortable. Again, no pain, no gain.
* Each coaching relationship is different. Sometimes the duration is short, sometimes months or years long.
* The first session should be free and at least two hours long. From that, each person can decide whether or not the synergy is there to continue.
* There should never be pressure to establish or continue a coaching relationship.
If you are a driven person with burning unmet goals, are willing to do what it takes, and agree with the above, perhaps I can serve you. Please contact me, indicating a little about yourself and what you wish to accomplish. Allow seven days for a reply. If I don’t get back to you by then, please know that I very much appreciate your inquiry but unfortunately my plate is full.
Thank you and best wishes!