No doubt, you have heard of coaching: Life Coaching, Marriage Coaching, Business Coaching, Health Coaching, and on and on. You may also have been intrigued by how many claim to be a coach, what coaching can do for you, and why get coaching. Read on for a few answers and possibly even to spark ideas of how coaching can work with you.
How Do I Get Coaching?
- Birkey Counseling and Coaching offers coaching trans-locally, so you can live anywhere in the world. We use modern technology to conduct coaching sessions which means sessions are very confidential and can be delivered to the comfort of your living room or office.
- For information on how coaching might help you, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a no-cost 15-minute consult.
What is Coaching?
- Helps you maximize their personal and professional potential
- Helps improve your performance and enhance the quality of your life
What Does a Coach Do?
- Listen, observe, and customize approach individual client needs
- Guides to find solutions and strategies from the client that works with your lifestyle and resources
- Provide a support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that you already possess (and yes–you do possess these things!)
- Helps you find focus, gain clarity and experience growth in areas from cutting the clutter and gaining more control of your time all the way to the most serious of life’s transitions, seasons and of course, relationships.
Why Does Coaching Work?
Coaching is effective because of three unique features:
- RELATIONSHIP: The core strength of coaching comes from genuine trusting relationships. Clients often count their coach as one of their closest advocates.
- COLLABORATION: Client and coach become a powerful, synergistic team for pursuing change as they work together on the client’s goals.
- STRUCTURE: Rarely does significant progress happen in an individual’s life without a specific plan. The coaching relationship helps provide the support necessary to pursue goals in a truly systematic and focused way.
Who Works With a Coach?
- Individuals of all ages, stages of life and backgrounds benefit from coaching
- Leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, executives, those in vocational ministry, parents—just to name a few.
- Married couples looking to take their marriages from “just okay” to highly satisfying
- Couples in crisis
What Does Coaching Focus On?
- Just about any area of life—personal performance, life-focus, organization, business start-up or expansion, spiritual growth, healthful living, relationships— whatever area of life in which a person wants to change, grow, learn, or improve.
Coaching is especially potent as a component of any training event or seminar. Studies have shown that adding pre- and post-coaching to any learning experience increases actual application of what is learned by as much as 400%. In other words, if you add even two months of follow-up coaching to a training event, participants will be four times more likely to apply what they learned than if they hadn’t had any coaching. Unarguably, follow-up coaching effectively facilitates the transfer of training information to actual real-world practice.