“The quality of your life is a function of the quality of questions you ask yourself.”
Great coaches know how to ask you the type of questions that generate the kind of answers that elevate the quality of your life.
Coaches work with you over a set period of time to make sure that you follow through on your commitments; that key piece known as accountability is built into the coaching process.
What does a coach do?
enables you to connect with your own wisdom
adds clarity to your current thinking
helps you focus on what's really important for you
enables you to look at life from a different angle
break down barriers to growth (limiting beliefs, false assumptions)
encourages you to consider things from a wider perspective
motivates and keeps you accountable
partners you to achieve goals from planning to execution
helps you gain awareness about yourself and your situation in order to learn and move forward.
Most people don’t have anyone they can really talk to about their personal problems in great detail.
We often have close friends and family but don’t want to burden them and so keep that burden on ourselves. That's why many people use a coach as a sounding board for clarity and confirmation of their thoughts and ideas, and goals and approaches being used.
Besides, how honest can you really be with the people in your life about every little thing that is troubling you?
A coach provides a solution-focused, impartial viewpoint and can help you see your situation in a new light.