Have you admired athletes and performance artists who really shine out?
I heard a story the other day about a judge at a children's music festival asking the choir members is they noticed particular people during the performance and what made them different. The overwhelming response was that some people just burst over with enthusiam.
When children are learning to walk, if a parent smiles at them and tells them to try again, the child will lock eyes with a parent and try again. To get to the Olympics, athletes in individual events and teams all need coaches. I saw a tiny girl wheeling around in a walker in the mall today. Rather than putting her in a wheel chair and pushing her around, her family had her outfitted with her own wheels to let her get on her own, and they encouraged her to push on when she got tired.
The future of work will mean that more people will have to get help to push themselves. I've learned that to have a great coaching relationship both the individual and the coach need to understand what they need and where they want to go to be their unique best.
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There can be a lot of sales pitches from professional coaches. Independent professionals and business leaders can easily find themselves on sales lists with offer of "discovery calls" How do you find out what's right for you? First ask yourself the following 7 questions. If you need more, download the 10 page pdf. "Is there a coach in your future? How to get the best from your coach, yourself and your coaching relationship."
7 questions to ask yourself
- What is the biggest thing you need to overcome?
- What do people thank you for?
- Do you have a self development plan?
- Have you participated in webinars or other events with the potential coach?
- Is your life in balance?
- Do you know exactly what you want to get out of the coaching?
- Do you know where you want to be in 6 months?
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