say: Here's why you're doing
it. (Coaches focus on what's right about you.)
say: Let me show you the ropes. (Coaches assist beyond
Coaches say: Here's how to beat others. (Coaches assure
you're in a win/win mode.)
the basic philosophy of fitness business coaching?
can get what we want faster and easier by having a coach who's
been there and who can help us.
a coach and why?
hire a coach because:
want to grow.
want it easier.
as simple as that. Coaches help a client get all three.
happens when you hire a fitness business coach?
things, but the most important are:
take yourself more seriously.
take more effective and focused actions immediately.
stop putting up with what is keeping you down.
create momentum so it's easier to get results.
set better goals that you might not have without the
coach work on personal goals or business/professional goals?
actually. And, with the line between personal and business
life blurring in the this new millennium, the coach is the
only professional trained to work with all aspects of you.
Coaches work with you on a holistic basis, though you may at
first want to focus on only one area of your life.
does the fitness business coach focus with an average client?
focus where the client needs us most. And, we tend to weave in
the following discussions:
the client's Foundation strengthened.
the client beef up their Reserve.
the client set goals based on their Values.
including these with what the client wants from us, we help
the client have fewer problems and focus on what's going to
make them the most successful. We've found that clients really
enjoy the approach.
works for several reasons:
between the coach and client creates momentum.
goals are set -- ones that naturally pull the client
toward the goal rather than goals that require the client
to push themselves to the goal.
client develops new skills, and these skills translate
into more success.
coaching becoming so popular?
is becoming popular for several reasons:
people are tired of doing what they "should" do
and are ready to do something special and meaningful for
the rest of their lives. Problem is, many can't see it, or
if they can, they can't see a way to reorient their life
around it. A coach can help them do both.
are realizing how simple it can be to accomplish something
that several years ago might have felt out of reach or
like a pipedream. A coach is not a miracle worker (well,
they are, sometimes) but a coach does have a large tool
kit to help the Big Idea become a Reality. Fortunately,
people now have time and resources to invest in themselves
in this kind of growth.
If you've tracked the phenomenal success of many books on
the NY Times best-seller list during the past 10 years,
you get a sense of just how many people are willing to
look at, and consider, the notion of spirituality. Wow.
Many coaches are spiritually based -- even the ones who
coach IBM and AT&T. America is getting spiritual
quickly. (Our working definition of spirituality? “How
connected you are with yourself and others and with your
concept of the Universe.") The coach helps the
clients to tune in better to themselves and others.
give me some context about coaching...
coach does just what an athletic coach or music teacher does,
only in a more complete and bigger way. A coach challenges you
and takes the time to find out what “winning in life”
means to you. A coach is your partner in living the life you
know you can accomplish, personally and professionally. A
coach is someone to hold you accountable for your life, to
make sure you really do live up to your potential.
matter where you are in life, there is always a desire for
more. More success, more money, closer relationships, a deeper
feeling of meaning in life, etc. It is the nature of people to
want to attain more, become more, be more, and we all struggle
with how to get what we're looking for.
people believe that "hard work and doing it on your
own" are the keys to finding the life, success, money, or
happiness that they seek. They believe that a price must be
paid to attain what they want, and often that price is poor
health, not having enough time to enjoy life, strained family
relationships or lessened productivity. The saddest part is
that, even though this effort may result in more of something,
it is often not the something you had in mind, and you are
back where you started … or worse, further from your real
and performers know about this trap. They know they need
someone else, a trained person to help them set goals,
discover real needs, and work effectively toward ultimate
goals of excellence. So, they are willing to hire a coach or a
teacher. No serious athlete or musician would expect to
progress very far without one.
about people who are already doing great in their lives and
Why would they need a
might not need a coach. But it is helpful to find out: Are
they doing what they most enjoy? Are they tolerating anything?
Is life easy? Are they going to be financially independent
within the next 15 years? Do they have what they most want?
We've discovered that, often, people need to expect more out
of their lives. A coach can help in this process.
a dependency be created between coach and client?
really. The client may “need” the coach in order to
maximize an opportunity or accelerate their growth, yet not be
“dependent” on the coach. Anyone who's up to something
“needs” structure, advice, support and a place to brag, so
in that sense, the coach is necessary. But an emotional,
psychological dependency is not created. The coach works with
people who are just fine and strong enough on their own.
Remember, we're not resolving psychological issues here
(that’s what a psychotherapist does). The coach is helping
the client to create a better future: More success, more
money, and a higher quality of life.
coaching hurt someone?
How? We aren't doing psychological work. We're not trying to
control the client's thinking. We're not cattle prods; we're
hire a coach just for a short-term, special project?
Some clients hire a coach to help them accomplish specific
goals or projects. Usually, however, the client keeps working
with the coach after that because there are even more
interesting things to accomplish.
must I commit if I start working with a coach?
coaches ask for a three month commitment but usually let you
stop immediately if coaching is not working for you right now.
Some coaches ask for a written agreement or contract. For the
business client, a signed agreement is simply good business.
does it cost to hire a coach?
business coaches charge between $300 to $1500 per month for
1/1 individual coaching. Executive coaches and coaches for
managers in large corporations charge more.
Group coaching runs from about
$50 to $300 per month.
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