is a supportive relationship with a trained professional that enhances your ability
to learn, make desired changes, solve problems, and achieve goals. Coaches work
with their clients individually or in groups, face-to-face or by telephone, typically
in a series of regularly scheduled sessions.
relationships are jointly designed by the client and the coach. In coaching sessions,
the client typically chooses the topic of conversation, while the coach listens,
contributes observations or new ideas, and asks thought-provoking questions. This
focused interaction creates clarity, builds accountability, moves clients into
action, and keeps them on track.
enhances the natural creativity and resourcefulness you already have within you,
so you achieve success at an accelerated rate.
typically hire a coach when they:
that their goals and dreams are not being achieved by their current methods|
the willingness to be challenged, supported, and called forth to approach things
they are willing to do what it takes to create change in their lives|
is Coaching different than therapy or hiring a consultant?
differs from consulting, teaching, or therapy because it is not focused on giving
advice, delivering curriculum, healing dysfunction, or analyzing behavior. The
focus of coaching is on guiding you to find your own unique answers. Coaches won't
tell you what to do or what you need to learn. A coach will support you in strategizing
solutions, choosing the right direction, building your personal skills, and raising
don't spend time in the past; they concentrate on where you are today and how
to get where you want to be tomorrow. Since I love bicycling,
here is a cycling metaphor:
you want to learn how to ride a bike.
you are TERRIFIED of cycling, you may need a THERAPIST to help you discover all
the blocks and traumas from your past that have kept you from riding.|
you lack knowledge of cycling, you may need a CONSULTANT to provide technical
information about bicycles, their features, how to use them, and maybe even how
to be "ergonomically correct" when you ride a bicycle.|
if you are drawn to cycling and ready to ride, a COACH will stand by you as you
get on the bicycle, help keep you steady as you discover your balance, cheer you
on, give you a little push from behind when you need it, run along beside you
with encouragement, and then let go so you can do it on your own.|
you've read this far, the chances are you yearning to try something new.
it's as something specific, like bicycling. Or maybe it's something less tangible,
like using more of who you really are in your work life.
more about Harris Freeman, please see My Background.
For more on my approach to coaching, please see My Approach.
To schedule a free, no-obligation coaching email firstname.lastname@example.org.