How to Get the Most from Coaching
You can maximize the value of your coaching experience, as well as the time in between, by following the following guidelines:
Focus on What You Really Want
Coaching works best when you have clear goals or at least a clear vision of what you really want to achieve.
Firstly, consider deeply what you want your work and your life to look like.
Secondly, identify the gaps between the way things are now and how you would like them to be. It is true that many people struggle with this, but the coaching relationship can help you work this through if necessary.
Be Ready for Growth
Working with an integral coach is a definite way to grow and develop. Most clients take on a coach to work on specific goals and much of their time and energy is directed towards this.
However, through transformative, integral coaching, the important, lasting changes happen from within. You’re bound to discover something more about yourself: this can be a difficult, but always enlightening experience. It’s just a natural consequence of the coaching process and you do not need to concentrate on it, but just recognise that it is likely to occur: these internal shifts fuel the success of your goals and ideals.
Increase Your Willingness to Step Up
Part of my responsibility is to ask a good deal of you. This is not meant to exhaust you or extend you beyond your bounds, but simply to ask more of you than perhaps maybe you have asked of yourself recently.
It is important that you be willing to experiment with fresh approaches and try new beliefs. I will encourage you to be honest with yourself, raise your personal standards and set higher goals. However, you are the best judge of what is right for you. Nevertheless, the more you are willing to grow and develop, the greater will be the benefits from coaching.
Come Prepared to Each Coaching Session
To get the most value out of each coaching session, it is important that you arrive prepared. It doesn’t have to be time-consuming, but experience shows that if you spend 10-15 minutes preparing, it has a significant impact on our session together.
Complete Your Homework
After each session, you will decide on the actions or goals you want to focus upon. I expect you to keep the commitments you make and will work with you to make sure that you are setting worthwhile, realistic and achievable goals.
If you know that you have a busy week or two ahead, your homework might be as simple as thinking about a new perspective. If you have more time, you might decide to handle a bigger task. Irrespective, I will hold you accountable and encourage you to do your best.