I recently used coaching for this blog.
Why? Well I was in a place of stuck-ness and feeling unmotivated to use the blog if I'm honest.
So what better way to give coaching a try could it work..? Well yes.
First of all I was unsure of what it or how coaching could help. In my coaching session I quickly identified that I wanted to grow my busy practice a bit more.
I realised that I could be working more on SEO and my promotion.
Next I realised how I could do more seo and promotion, then what actions I had been putting off, and what I needed to do.
So in just one session I was helped to help myself. At no point did my coach give me the answers, solutions or suggest goals. It helped my to be creative, get out of stuck-ness and take positive action quickly.
I look forwards to providing coaching - knowing and having first hand experience of the power coaching provides.
Coaching seems to have a forward driven force. It's function is to support those to achieve and in the achieving there is also change. Coaching uses challenging questions to get clients thinking and producing their own solutions to the problems they may be facing, rather than being told what to do. Being told what to do would be disempowering and a backwards motion would occur where the client may be becoming weaker and less confident as a result. Just imagine a sports coach that would give you a hand with the weights, it would seem pretty pointless right...?
Chris Rudyard MNCS Accredited
Professional, experienced counsellor/psychotherapist in Liverpool