It’s a simple question and just to be clear, I’m not talking about weight training or physical fitness. The sort of coaching I’m referring to relates to your mental and emotional strength.
Do you know how to inspire yourself each day?
Eric Schmidt, the CEO of google asked himself the same question. As the CEO of an established company, he questioned why he needed a coach. He realised he needed a coach because he needed a person who was on his side. When interviewed by Fortune Magazine, Schmidt said everyone needs a coach. A coach is someone who is objective, someone who believes in you and someone who helps you recognise what you’re doing well so you can see how to do it better.
- Clarity about a particular situation
- Tangible solutions that feel right when you put them into action
- Confidence in your ability to manage thoughts and emotions when faced with perplexing challenges.
Why Do I Need a Strengths Coach?
A Strengths coach will help you achieve more and feel better while you’re doing it. They’ll help you recognise patterns in your communication and see the processes you follow when deep in thought or filled with feelings. They’ll help you become alert to your needs and contributions. Most importantly, a Strengths coach will help you direct those patterns, processes and behaviours toward productive action. You’ll see where you are, where you’re going and how to get there.
What if I Already Know Where I’m Going and What I’m Doing?
It’s great if your life is exactly the way you want it to be and you know you’re giving and receiving all you can. However, my question to you is, how effectively are you doing it?
A Strengths Coach Will Help You See What You’re Not Seeing
John is training for the Commonwealth games. He watched the Olympics and believes he has what it takes. He trains every day, swimming lap after lap. He eats well, has plenty of rest and is entirely focused on his success. He reads book after book about swimming champions. He watches re-run after re-run of important swimming meets. He studies the angle of a swimmer’s body as they glide through the water. He listens to commentators highlight what’s working and recognises great performance.
John has never seen himself swim. He doesn’t know how his arms curve as they drop into the water or the way his feet flop as they slam down the lane. He thinks he’s copying the masters of his craft and believes the feelings in his muscles are exactly the same.
But, they’re not.
John needs a coach. John needs an external point of reference. He needs someone who can point out his blindspots and show him where he nailed it. John needs a coach to reflect back what he’s doing well and where he needs more knowledge and skills. John needs a coach who can share relevant information that relates to John’s situation. A coach would help John focus on what he does best – swimming.
How does John’s story relate to yours?
Imagine what you could accomplish with someone by your side. A personal cheer squad who is focused on helping you do what you want and need to do.
Finding Mental and Emotional Fitness
Have you wondered why you feel stress? Usually it’s because you don’t have the time, money, energy, knowledge or skills to do what you need (or want) to do. You’ve twisted yourself in knots and loop through endless ‘what if’ scenarios.
Your strengths coach can help you untangle thoughts, emotions and behaviours. You’ll learn the language of your talents and be given tools to develop those talents into strengths. This builds confidence. You’ll find direction and know how to access the internal resources that give you the best opportunities. This reduces stress.
With a coach you’ll set and achieve your goals. They’ll help you find a new way in your career. They’ll even help you discover a new life with your partner or navigate the challenges of parenting. Your strengths coach will highlight your talents. You’ll attune to the things you do well. As you direct knowledge and skills to these areas you find yourself achieving more in all areas of your life.
What Have You Been Missing?
The Clifton StrengthsFinder helps you identify your talent themes. Based on decades of research, it’s already given clarity to millions of people. However, you’ll want more than just the assessment. You’ll want to know how your talents play out in the real world. This is where your coach helps. You’ll gain insights into your ability to;
- fulfil daily responsibilities
- accomplish goals
- live your dreams
A strengths based approach gives you the tools to live the life you were born to live. Your coach is in your corner. They see what’s good in you and help you see it too.
John knows how to swim. You know how to live your life. However, if you want to do more than just live, if you want to thrive and strengthen your opportunities, allow a coach to help you see what you’ve been missing.
If you’d like to know more about Strengths Coaching and how it can help you, contact Nicole today. We can arrange face to face consultations on the Gold Coast or Sydney. Alternatively ask about our Skype sessions.
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