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How could I work with someone wanting direction and purpose?
What if they just don't know how to reach their goal?
I thought I'd share with you in this issue three of the Top Situations my clients over the past few years have found themselves in, and HOW coaching made a difference.
But I'll do it from the CLIENT's perspective. You'll read a typical situation you might find a client in, and then the BENEFITS you could offer that client.
This can help you in your coaching, and also to explain the benefits of coaching to potential clients.
SITUATION 1: 'Needing Accountability'
"I didn't need a coach to tell me what to do. I KNOW what I need to do, I just wasn't doing it. I'd even make To Do Lists, and sometimes set goals, but for some reason it just didn't seem to get done. I'd write that book, change jobs, do that course, work on my relationship, start that business --soon. Working with my coach was surprisingly simple. He'd ask me one week what I was going to do, and I knew he'd ask me next week if I'd done it.
Simply adding one more person to the equation means I now do what I say I will do. What a difference!"
SITUATION 2: 'I need direction. What's my purpose?'
"I didn't feel like what I was doing was meaningful. Each day was fine --go to work, achieve results, come home, watch TV, have a couple of drinks, dinner with our friends, vacation every now and then..But nothing really got me excited. There wasn't a purpose to what I was doing.
My coach helped me create a vision which actually inspired me! One which reflected the values we had identified were important to me. We then crafted a personal mission statement of HOW I would achieve this, and some exciting strategies. Now, I actually feel like I'm playing a BIG game, with a very worthwhile goal which makes a difference. There's now a point to getting out of bed, and it feels great!"
SITUATION 3: 'Needs a Plan'
" I felt like I was all over the place - scattered. I was reacting to emergencies as they came up, rather than planning ahead. I was a little late to every meeting, not meeting my all my commitments, stressed, and riding high on adrenaline. My coach helped me to identify what was driving me--the hidden need I was constantly trying to meet, and to see why I really WANTED to be so busy.
I was then asked to set clear objectives which I felt would really make a difference in my life, and to map out when I would do what. As part of this process I set aside time for some things which were very important to me, but had been on the backburner--lying on the beach, writing my short story, and my family! I actually started getting to meetings early.
You know, the results are great. But even before the results, it felt so good simply to know that the planning had been done, and I was on track.'"
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I trust these client situations give you some ideas for strategies you could use with a client. And - that they help you enrol someone in the idea of coaching.
If you want to put this into practice - why not call someone you are reminded of, and invite them to do a trial month of coaching? For further client examples, The CoachStart Manual includes 15 typical situations, and sample coaching strategies.
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