Still Not Sure?
Some facts to help you make up your mind.
Will it work for you?
As long as you do the following, coaching will help you get to where you want to be faster: You need to be honest with me (and with yourself) in your sessions. You need to listen to what I say and answer my questions as best you can. You need to commit to actually taking action, and then follow through on doing those actions. You need to be willing to persevere, even if you suffer setbacks or the going gets tough.
If you’re not going to talk to me, you’re not going to honest, you’re not going to put the work in, or you’re going to give up whenever things are hard, then no, it won’t work.
Basically, it’s up to you, I’m here to help, but I can’t do it for you. As long as you’re willing to be the protagonist in your own story, then coaching will work for you. You get out of it what you put in.
Just having an accountability partner helps. It helps a lot. There’s a bunch of studies out there on accountability, including one by the Association for Talent Development in 2010 which states that you’re 95% more likely to achieve a goal “If you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed to.”
So, that’s a 95% boost just from using me as an accountability partner. However, I’m also a sounding board, a common sense check, a cheerleader to keep you motivated (lots of studies on that helping too), and someone who can suggest tools to help you out.
Does it really work?
How do you know what I need to do?
Honestly? I might not. But, it’s not my job.
My job is to help you figure out what you need to do (or what you need to do to be in a position to figure it out), then to help you make your choice as to what you need to do, then to help you to do it.
So, it doesn’t matter if I know nothing about what your goal or problems relate to, because even if I was an expert, I’d still need to get you to a point where you can make an informed decision about what’s going to work best for you.
(Of course, if it is something that I know more than you about, I’m quite happy to give advice, but you’ll still be in the driving seat.)
Okay, maybe money is tight right now. If so, and you absolutely can’t spare the cost of the sessions, then you can’t spare it. Never fear, the blog will be regularly updated with free articles that will hopefully be able to get you to where you need to be in order to be able to have a session.
If, on the other hand, you can afford the sessions, you’re just not sure whether they’re worth the money, well I’ve got two things to say to you:
Firstly, a ‘Discovery Session’ is absolutely free, apart from your time. This is your chance to ask me the questions that you have about coaching, about what I can do for you, or anything else that would help you make up your mind.