In old days, there were no life coaches. In fact, business owners in Miami Lakes were forced to focus on the profit and the things which were required to run a business. Buy nowadays that scenario is changed and now business owners are focusing on return on investments, profits, customer value, and other goals. There are plenty of ways a business owner can improve their business but for the small or long-term success of the business, it required to get some feedback and consultation or coaching from the industry persons. By attending Business Coaching sessions, business owners can improve their business a lot. Below are the 3 ways through which business coaching can improve and deliver results in order to improve the business in a short term in Miami Lakes .
Miami Lakes Life Coach: Small Steps Can Lead To Success
You might be wondering why a business and life coach is writing about not getting hired. This article is a tribute to my personal journey over the past year in working with four different coaches — two professional coaches and two coaches-in-training.
It began in January 2015 when I embarked upon a Leadership and Life Coach training program with my respected friend and colleague, Barb Pierce of Coaching Horizons. There were three of us in the course who met weekly over a period of 10 months. We were coaching each other and clients from the get-go, which allowed me to gain practical experience right away and I was able to receive the benefits of coaching for almost an entire year.
Now I can understand the reasons why someone may NOT want to hire a coach.
Reason #1. You Don’t Want to Change
Change is a natural part of life. If we are not changing, we are not learning and growing. If you are very comfortable with the status quo and do not want to test your boundaries then don’t hire a coach.
A coach is a neutral person who supports you in your growth and will encourage you to see your blind spots that might be holding you back from making changes in your life. If you want different results, then you need to start by looking at yourself.
2015 was a big year of change for me, especially involving breakups — starting with a breakup of a significant relationship — and I was blessed with four coaches who helped me navigate these changes.
Early in the year, the coaching began with my colleagues and the topics I initially brought to the table I felt were pretty safe — when to start dating again, dealing with stress at work, navigating a challenging experience with a friend, etc. It was not long until I realised these were surface issues and the deeper discussion was about me being willing to look at myself openly and honestly, to notice how I was showing up in life and relationships.
As a typically very confident and independent person, it was difficult for me to admit my vulnerabilities in some of the sessions. I have a high respect for my colleagues who showed me this through their actions and words which inspired me to change myself, starting by allowing myself to be more vulnerable in front of others and learning that it’s ok to do so. As a coach, I should have all the answers, right? At least that’s what I previously thought. I’m learning as I go through this life journey, just as we all are.
Reason #2. You Want to be Told What to Do
Coaching is different from consulting. A consultant will typically analyse a situation then, based on their experience and expertise, advise you on what’s best for you, whether it’s in business or your personal life. If you want to be told what to do, step by step, then don’t hire a coach.
A coach will ask questions and will encourage you to examine your values and beliefs to see what’s really motivating you. As a coachee, you end up being accountable for your own actions and you get to set your own tasks that will support you in making the changes you need in order to achieve your goals.
Continuing with the breakup theme, about halfway through 2015 I decided to hire a coach to help me navigate a career change. I had been working in the tech industry for 15 years and felt I had accomplished a lot. I held an executive position in a great company with a wonderful team, yet I was feeling that something was missing. I felt that I had reached the tip of my learning curve and was craving something more. I was contemplating leaving my successful career to pursue coaching full-time, a scary decision at the time. I approached Crystal Lee of Beyond Maybe; as we had met previously, I already liked her as a person and I knew she had experience in working with people facing a similar situation as me.
Crystal did not tell me what to do in order to make this transition. Rather she encouraged me to look deeper at what was motivating me to leave my job and to venture into unknown territory. I asked her to not let me off the hook and to challenge me to keep the big picture in mind. I gave myself action items each time we met and she was there to hold me accountable throughout my journey.
Reason #3. You Are Not Willing to Take a Risk
Risks comes in many forms and are entirely unique to each person. When you are considering doing anything outside of your comfort zone there is some degree of risk involved. If you are not willing to explore possibilities where there is some element of risk then don’t hire a coach.
I’m talking about reasonable risk here. A coach will not blindly suggest you jump out of a plane (unless that’s what you really want to do!). Rather a coach is there to encourage you but also recognises your boundaries and will invite you to face your fears and to explore various possible outcomes.
At the beginning of my engagement with Crystal I was not exactly sure when I would be able to take the plunge to start my entrepreneurial journey, however after about five sessions things had really shifted. The coaching, combined with the tragic loss of a friend in September, was enough of a reminder to me that life is short and I needed to do something that made me really happy. So I took a big risk in December and decided to leave the comfort of my job to venture into the unknowns of entrepreneurship. A decision I’m very happy with so far!
I believe that everyone can benefit from having a coach at some point in their life to help achieve personal and professional goals. Had I not had the opportunity of working with my coaches in the past year I would hazard a guess that I would be repeating the same relationship patterns and probably still working a 9-to-5 job that I was not completely satisfied with. Having gone through my transformation over the past year especially I can relate to the fear and doubt that often creeps in when faced with making changes and I have learned how to overcome this by tuning into my inner wisdom, understanding the workings of my mind and by listening to my heart.
About Sarah Wall
Sarah is a Vancouver-based business and life coach, yoga teacher and Reiki master, serving local and international clients. It’s her mission to see you thrive and to help you create a life you love using simple tools that can make a difference today. For support in your journey towards living a purposeful and joyful life, or to learn more about her upcoming workshops, please visit Sarah at Body Mind Spirit Coach.
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Life Coaching Success - Life Success Planning
DO YOU HAVE A GOAL YOU'RE TRYING TO REACH OR A HABIT YOU'RE TRYING TO BREAK? THE NEXT GUESTS SMALL STEPS CAN LEAD TO SUCCESS WHILE BIG GOALS CAN BACK FIRE.
WE WANT TO WELCOME BOARD CERTIFIED LIFE COACH MARINE BOAZ -- MARLENE BOSZ.
GOOD TO SEE YOU.
GOOD TO SEE YOU, TOO.
THIS APPLIES TO SO MANY PEOPLE.
WE HAVE SOMETHING.
WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH OR STOP.
MAY BE IT'S SMOKING OR SOMETHING ELSE.
WE THINK OF THIS GOAL WE WANT TO ACHIEVE.
WHILE GOALS ARE GOOD, IT'S IT'S MORE PORT TO THINK ABOUT THE PROCESS.
AND THE SMALL STEPS IT TAKES TO GET THERE.
AND THAT IS WHAT WILL REALLY BUILD.
THE LONG OF-TERM SUCCESS -- LONG-TERM SUCCESS.
I LOVE WHAT YOU SAY, TOO.
SOMETIMES THEY'RE DECIDED FOR US.
THEY'RE DRAMATIC CHANGES.
THAT IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE BUT YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE SMALLER STEPS.
I THINK ANY OF US, LIKE YOU SAID, COULD MAKE A LAUNDRY LIST OF THINGS TO CHANGE IN OUR LIVES.
IT COULD BE EXERCISE MORE OR BALANCE WORK LIFE MORE.
TO BETTER RELATIONSHIPS -- THERE IS ALWAYS THINGS TO DO.
PART OF BEING HUMAN AS WE PROGRESS AND GROW.
YOU SAID TO FOCUS ON THE PROCESS AND PRACTICES THAT BRING US TO THE RESULTS.
IT'S THE SMALL INCREMENTAL STEPS.
THE GAINS THAT WE MAKE ON A SMALL, MAYBE DAILY OR WEEKLY BASIS WILL LEAD US TO OUR GOAL.
SO OFTEN, WE KEEP OUR EYE ON THE END GAME.
WE SORT OF FORGET ABOUT THE STEPS.
WHAT IS FUNNY IS THAT I SAW A FRIEND OF MINE POSTS ON INSTAGRAM A POST THAT SAID JEFF YOU LOOK AT YOUR YEAR, YOUR LIFE FROM A YEAR AGO, YOU NEVER WOULD HAVE ENVISIONED YOU WERE HERE TODAY.
A LOT OF TIMES THAT HAPPENED.
-- THAT HAPPENS.
AND YOU DON'T ENVISION WHERE YOU'RE GOING TO BE NEXT IN LIFE.
Reporter: WANTED TO USE THE GRAPHIC TO SHOW YOU.
IT'S A SIMPLE IDEA.
AND LIKE YOU SAID A YEAR AGO, IF THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE IN A POSITIVE PLACE IN YOUR LIFE, AND THIS IS A NEGATIVE, YOU KNOW, ALL OF THE THINGS YOU DON'T WANT TO DO OR THINGS YOU'RE NOT HAPPY WITH IN YOUR LIFE, WHETHER YOU START OUT, THERE IS NOT MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE.
IF YOU KEEP GOING ALONG THE PATH AND DON'T MAKE THE CHANGES, THE LONGER YOU GO THERE, THE HARDER IT IS TO GET OVER HE TOHERE.
THE BIGGER THE GAP IS.
AND THAT IS SORT OF LIKE THE KNOWING, DOING GAP.
YOU KNOW WHAT YOU SHOULD DO AND YOU DON'T DO IT.
THE FURTHER YOU GO, THE HARDER IT IS AND BECOMES OVERWHELMING.
AND SO, YOU KNOW, IF YOUR GOAL IS OVER HERE, YOU REALLY HAVE TO TAKE THE SMALL STEPS.
THE PATTERN WILL GET YOU THERE AND EVEN IF YOU SLIP UP, YOU ARE ONLY HERE.
IF YOU SLIP UP HERE, IF YOU SLIP UP HERE, I MEAN THAT IS STILL A LONG WAY TO GO.
AND I THINK IN LOOKING AT THIS, LET'S THINK ABOUT IT AS FAR AS THE DIET.
AND THE NEGATIVE --.
AND YOU'RE ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE OF THING AND KEEP EATING CHEESEBURGERS AND FRENCH FRIES.
ON THE POSITIVE, YOU MAKE THE SMALL STEPS.
YOU MAY SLIP UP HERE AND THERE BUT IF YOU STAY ON THE POSITIVE J.
IF YOU LOOK AT THE GOAL AND DON'T DO THE STEPS, YOU MIGHT LOSE YOUR 10 OR 20 POUNDS.
QUICKLY, YOU REALLY WHITE- KNUCKLED IT AND QUIT EATING SO MANY THINGS.
A LOT OF PEOPLE GET IT BACK.
THEY HAVEN'T DONE THE SMALL STEPS INTO THEIR LIVES AS ROUTINES.
YOU SAY TO REMEMBER THE 3Rs.
WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT CHANGING HABITS.
SOMETHING TO REMIND YOURSELF.
AT MY AGE, I LIKE TO IMPROVE MY BALANCE.
I BRUSH MY TEETH EVERY DAY.
OBVIOUSLY, A COUPLE OF TIMES IN THE DAY.
WHAT IF I BRUSH IT ON ONE FOOT? SOMETHING I DO EVERY DAY, TIE IT TO SOMETHING YOU WANT TO DO.
OR IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS AND SAY YOU CHECK YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA, INSTEAD OF CHECKING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA, REACH OUT TO SOMEONE.
THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF THINGS.
TAKE SOMETHING YOU WOULD DO REGULARLY AND TIE SOMETHING YOU WANT TOCO.
YOU CAN REMIND YOURSELF.
OKAY, AND HOW ABOUT THE ROUTINE? THAT IS WHEN IT'S IMBEDDED IN THE ROUTINE.
THIS IS FUNNY.
TALK ABOUT THE INCREMENTAL STEPS.
I SAW MY BROTHER.
HE LOST WEIGHT.
I SAID HOW DID YOU LOSE WEIGHT? HE SAID I STARTED EATING A KLONDIKE EVERY DAY AFTER DINNER.
HOW DID YOU LOSE WEIGHT? HE SAID --.
THE ICE CREAM BARS? YES.
I USED TO EAT A BIG BOWL OF ICE CREAM AND I WENT DOWN TO A KLONDIKE AND LOST WEIGHT.
AND THERE WAS A SMALL INCREMENTAL STEP EASY TO DO AND THAT BASEBALL A PART OF A ROUTINE WITH A GOOD END.
THAT SOMETIMES SEEMS EASIER FOR MEN.
AND THAT WILL BE NO CHANGE.
AND THE OTHER, WE HAD REMIND, ROUTINE AND REWARD.
WHEN YOU MAKE A POSITIVE SMALL STEP, TAKE 30 SECONDS AND REMIND YOURSELF THAT YOU DID TAKE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BECAUSE THAT WILL IMBED IT AND THAT WILL HELP YOU BUILD ON YOUR SUCCESSES.
AND WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ALL OF THIS STUFF, IS IT IMPORTANT TO MAYBE LOOK BACK AFTER OUR PERIOD OF TIME.
NOT AFTER A WEEK OR MONTH, WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE REWARDS, LOOK BACK AFTER A YEAR OF MAKING THE SMALL STEPS IN.
AND WE KNOW THAT SORT OF, YOU KNOW, TRACKING IT AND REMEMBERING IT'S A JOURNEY AND THAT YOUR PROCESS IS WHAT WILL ADD UP TO THE END GOAL.
AND GOOD STUFF.
MARLENE BOSZ, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT.
How to Become a Life Coach
Being a visionary is required in a business and without vision, it is hard to survive in the industry. Business Coaching is a way through which business owners can learn to create a vision for a company. By creating a vision statement, employees, shareholders will know the objective and the direction of the business. Thus it’ll ultimately help a business to set and achieve goals in time. So, it is the most important thing that a business owner will learn from the coaching sessions.
Sometimes business owners while deciding the pricing of their products or services and they use different tactics like discounts, free trials etc to attract a group of customers. But such tactics can be bad for their business process as per their vision and mission. By doing so, there may be negative impacts on the breakeven analysis of the business. Here a Business Coach can help a business owner with multiple business tools like Price Discount Calculator, Break Even Calculator etc. Such tools ensure that that the pricing and discount should be in accordance with the industry and the vision of the company.
Team Engagement and High Productivity:
High productivity in any business can be achieved only when it’s employees will be engaged with each other. There should not be any loopholes in the work process and communication. Sometimes it takes too much effort to deliver high productivity due to lack of the engagement and enthusiasm in the workforce. Business Coach helps business owners to align the employees with the business goals through different engagement processes like Break Down Analysis, Weekly Operation Reviews etc.
To perform all the above-mentioned things is somewhat difficult for a business owner without getting coached by a business coach. Building a business plan, implement it and identifying new business opportunities are the few things which need a assistance from a business guru so that he can recommend necessary changes to make it more efficient. So if you find yourself or know anyone who is in a need of Business Coach in Oklahoma then do let me know in comments.