Many people ask me what I do as a leadership and life coach since the occupation of coaching has typically only been associated with sports, voice, and acting professions. At its core, coaching is about setting a vision for some area of your life such as career, business, finances, and marriage and then determining what actionable steps you will take to achieve defined goals that will move you toward that vision. A coach is your partner, who helps you navigate through that process with assessments, constructive dialogue, input, and feedback, as well as holding you accountable to your commitments.
A coach will help you uncover your core values, your strengths/weaknesses, and challenge you in how to use those strengths to get want you want. Coaches will help you develop the best version of yourself. They can help you cast vision, build teams, set goals, solve problems, and lead others. People “get stuck” or just need a “brush up” for a variety of reasons, and a coach can help convert your potential energy (resting) into kinetic energy (moving), so you can thrive and move forward.
Since coaching is about forward progress, I believe everyone can benefit from coaching. Just a sampling of issues that people seek coaching for include:
- Learn how to communicate more effectively to have more constructive conversations and less conflict
- Build stronger team and peer relationships to increase work productivity and effectiveness
- Lead with greater influence to bring out the best in yourself and others
- Gain greater self-control and see how people respond more positively
- Find the career path/job that provides greater satisfaction and fulfillment
- Strengthen your marriage or dating relationship for increased longevity
- Parent more effectively to build stronger relationships and create greater harmony
- Develop a financial plan that achieves your long-term goals
- Learn to prioritize and work towards the things that really matter
If you find yourself questioning or wondering whether you could benefit from coaching in these or other areas of your life, let’s talk. I invite you to a free 30-minute consultation, where we can discuss what you would like to achieve and whether coaching would be of value. If interested or even if you want to learn more about coaching, you can reach me at 281.793.3741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author: Sandra Dillon is a professional coach, consultant, and mentor with an extensive background in business development, leadership, and ministry which provides her with the experience, relational skills, and proven processes to move individuals, couples, and leaders to higher levels of personal awareness, effectiveness, and goal achievement. She coaches in a variety of areas including life purpose and plans, business, career, finances, leadership, communication, and premarital/marriage.