You see, coaching offers a solution by providing objective recognition, validation and reinforcement. A coach helps you to clarify your goals, test your plans against your resources and your intentions, and measure your progress. A coach keeps you accountable and so helps you to live up to the standards you set for yourself, while reminding you to enjoy the journey as you travel.
I think of coaching as almost an intimate process. Your coach (if they are a right fit for you) will know how to meet you where you are, equip you and help you across the bridge from where you are to where you want to be. They should never demand perfection from you; they should rather coach you into being the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Our call is not to be or become perfect. It is about unveiling a better version of yourself each day. Now, whilst this may be my own mushy way of describing the coaching experience, you get the picture – the moral of the story is that if you are serious about making a change, get help. Get a coach!
Personally, the kind of business coaching and personal growth coaching which I offer my clients is predominantly motivating, instructing, focusing, correcting and encouraging them to find solutions to their own problems and to achieve a fundamental way of being in the world that flows organically and authentically from who they really are. For me, it has to be customized to be realistic, authentic, sustainable and fulfilling.