I pull out my “Resilience Reminder” notes. This is where I outline the tough situations I’ve faced in life, both personally and professionally, and how I overcame them. This helps me remember different strategies to try and also reminds me of what I have already overcome in the past, boosting my motivation to face whatever tough situation I am currently in.
Two words – Authenticity and Alignment. Does the person align with the company values and culture? Are you being authentic during the interview process, and are you able to tell if he/she is being genuine? Ask questions that are not related to the role itself and focus on finding out more about the person and how they operate. Do they work well under pressure or a constantly changing environment or do they need structure and hierarchy? Why do they get out of bed in the morning? What motivates them? Understanding these elements will help with ensuring the best fit. To get started, make sure you also have an ideal profile set to help with matching!
1) You only get coaching if there is something wrong with you
2) A life coach will provide you with the solution you need
1) Coaching is about helping you maximise your potential. We don’t feel there is something wrong with us when we hire a piano or language coach, why would hiring a life or business coach be any different?
2) No one knows you better than yourself. A coach helps provide you with a roadmap, but the route you take is ultimately up to you. A good coach will empower you to make your own decisions.
Not everyone is coachable. This may sound negative, but not everyone is coachable all the time, including myself! We all need to go through our process, learn and integrate the knowledge to have lasting change. You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink. Coaches do not do the work for you either. We will guide you, but we will not do the work for you.
Without a doubt the increase of interest in “Experience Coaching”. Humans connect by story and by shared experiences. When we create a container that allows people to connect, experience the possible shifts in real-time and, most importantly, feel and see the results, they become more committed to the actions that will recreate that outcome. Taking the coaching outdoors and providing innovative and alternative approaches is something I regularly do with my clients, and I am excited to see this move into the corporate space more. Breathwork and movement are two things I’m most excited about. Simple, yet powerful.