Coaching for Performance
The core of coaching, as a value-adding service, is to help someone improve their approach to seeing the results they envision for some area of their lives. It could be related to how someone would like to show up in their professional life or their personal life. It is really unique for everyone. Maybe they are not at the top of their game. Or, it could be helping them take on that next challenge and climb their proverbial mountain.
Whatever the case may be, measuring our progress and performance through each of the steps we take toward meeting our goals is the most important task. Often, once previously high performing individuals might be experiencing changes in their life that make sustaining high levels of continued performance challenging. When we work towards regaining some prior greatness or reframing our capacity to perform at a high level, albeit differently, having a coach to work with you on how you'll make that shift to making that vision a reality.
Where Coaching may be the biggest help
Coaching may seem like a gentle approach to some, or unneeded because they see needing help for personal development and growth as a sign of weakness. That is not to say that coaches are under fire for not delivering. In fact, the reality is that the field of coaching is growing immensely as individuals understand the benefits and costs at play.
When we talk about our lives, all things are "high stakes." Just think of how much our personal struggles mean to us and the joy we feel when we overcome obstacles or beat the odds. Our performance throughout life contributes immensely to how we reach the finish line, and most people want to look back and know that there were no regrets and that they were able to do everything in their power to realize their full potential.
Enter coaching. When we arrive at a moment when we desire some outcome that is worth pursuing, we begin to look for ways to turn our vision into reality. The value of having a coach in your corner and moving forward into reaching your goals is worth it.
Great coaches understand that there are many factors that influence the way we show up and perform. For some clients, working with a coach is intimidating up to a certain point because as people we generally love to have our own lives and keep our personal lives relatively private. The best relationships to experience tend to be those where people are mutually concerned with the success of each other. Coaches form one side of that relationship by showing up as a supportive partner for each client. The main concern is that the client is making progress towards feeling fulfilled and reaching their goals. This is the Preferred approach to coaching.
This comprehensive approach is what you can and should expect from your coach.