There are so many choices for coaches. If you are a person who wants to move quickly through problems, sabotage and trauma, then we are on the same page.
When I look for a coach, I want someone who is going to keep me on task. They need to be direct and forthright. I do not want them yelling at me or sitting back and ignoring me. I want them to be actively engaged as to where I am at, checking in with me to address my needs as to why I may be stuck. When a coach understands where I am at and we work as a team this is where I excel. Doing everything alone simply does not work as well as working with a coach and/or team.
I have a coach for marketing, a coach for specific problems that arise whether it be business or personal. I find I need several coaches as one person alone is not always the best fit for everything.
I am also co-coaching a Toastmaster club. This is amazing because there is someone else working alongside me. We also have a team of coaches that we can go to for support and questions.
Coaching does not have to mean it is a one person job. Anyone who is successful has different coaches for their expertise. When choosing a coach or coaches, discuss with them what you are looking for. After all, You are the one who is investing your time and money.
I would love to hear your thoughts on what you are looking for and any experiences with Coaches you have had.
With appreciation. Susan Faber