As I sit here on my couch working on a module for a coaching program I’m taking, I’ve been thinking of why coaching is so important. The short answer is: The decision to work with a coach is really a decision to invest in yourself. It’s a decision to take your own needs seriously, at the same time as acknowledging you can’t do everything alone. A coach is a sherpa, and sherpas keep you safe on on track.
Over the years, I have worked with several coaches. I’ve read coaching books that helped me get my life in order. I’ve done coaching programs that helped grow my business. And I’ve worked with two life coaches one-on-one. The first time, the coach helped me identify some HUGE mindset blocks from my childhood. These blocks were preventing me from fully investing in any relationships (friends, family and romantic), and in having a healthy romantic relationship. This was not why I started working with her. At the time, I wanted to write a novel. As she coached me through that, this other stuff came up. And she helped me address it (supporting me to get some other help I needed and being there for me). I finished the book and met my husband. I consider that a good investment in myself!
I think depending on who you are and what you want, there are different levels and types of coaching that will help you. But I think some sort of coaching is critical. Support matters. Maybe a book will give it to you. Maybe an online class. Or maybe it is one-on-one work with a person you trust.
The good news is there are tons of options for you! I am one of probably hundreds of coaches here in the DC area alone. We’re all a little bit different in our approach, and that is good news for you! That means you can find a person who is the absolute right fit at the right time. (If you’re curious whether I’m a good fit, schedule a discovery call...it’s free!)
I mentioned I’m dong a program. I am investing in this coaching business. I want to help at least 500 women every year, but I can only work one-on-one with about 50. That means I need support. I found a coach that can get me to that number. I’m pretty darn excited.
What do you need help with right now?