So Why Coaching?
When you look in the mirror, are you proud of the reflection you see? Does the person looking back epitomize who you really want to be? Are you completely satisfied with all areas of your life? Are you doing what you love, the satisfaction of contribution? Do you have a zest for life? How are your relationships with friends and family? What about intimate relationships with your lover? Do you feel a connection with the universe? What about the relationship you have with yourself? Are you living the life you dare to dream? Can you honestly say you are maximizing your abilities, using your full potential? What about the area of finance, are you living in abundance or lack? What about your environment, is each day a gift? Are you getting from your day or just trying to get through the day? Please think about these questions, how is the overall quality of your life today? There are very few people who have the courage to even ask these questions. A much smaller number can answer yes to even some of these questions! How about you? Are you living your life fully in all these areas? Is your life an example or is it a warning? Do you believe that deep down there is more to your life? Do you feel as if you are drowning in information yet starving for wisdom? What if there was a way to harness more of your potential?
Success leaves clues. What if someone who has spent their entire life searching for the answers, those success secrets, that would help you transform your life? How would your life change if every morning you woke up excited about your life? If your mindset change from good God morning, to good morning God? There are those who are successful in their life but are also not fulfilled. Remember, success in life is getting what you want, but happiness in life is wanting what you get.
Are you ready to learn the skills and tools that will get you up early and keep you late, because your life is so satisfying and rewarding? Deep down you know you are living your compromise. Isn’t interesting that as a society we will pay for a trainer to help us get in peak physical shape, or a teacher to learn an instrument like the guitar or piano. We will hire a coach to help us improve our tennis or golf? Yet the idea of a life coach is somehow an admission that we do not have all the answers ourselves. But why not have a life coach, a success coach? It was Michelangelo who said, “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high, and we miss it, but that it is too low, and we reach it.” It is time to quit settling for less in your life and take control, starting today! As Tony Robbins says, “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped!”
Results Coaching with Tanya
Results coaching is quickly becoming one of the primary tools that successful people use to be their best. I work with clients on virtually any goal they want to achieve, including:
Business planning: goal setting and increasing revenue
Healthy Lifestyle: Creating a healthy and fulfilling life that is less stressful and more fun
Work/Life Balance: Integrating personal and professional roles to achieve a healthy balance
Decision Making: Making key decisions and designing strategies
Career planning: Choosing a career that is both fulfilling and profitable.
Financial Health: Developing a healthy relationship with money and Increasing financial reserves
Coaching works because of 3 unique features:
Synergy: The coach serves as a success partner, focusing on your goals and needs, enabling you to accomplish and achieve much more than you would on your own.
Structure: With a coach, you take more actions, think bigger and get the job done, thanks to the accountability and motivation the coach provides.
Expertise: A coach helps you access the expertise you already have hidden deep within you . . . bringing to the surface resources and information that allow you to make smarter decisions, set better goals and achieve a more fulfilling life.
What is Results Life Coaching?
Results Life Coaching is a synergistic relationship between an accredited life coach and a client designed to tap into your full potential. Just as Olympic athletes wouldn’t think of training without the added insight, objective perspective and enthusiastic support of an athletic coach, many of today’s most successful business leaders, professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and CEOs use the services of a life coach to take their lives, careers, or businesses to the next level.
Does life coaching work? Indeed!
Coaches have the ability to view things from afar — in what some call ‘helicopter vision’ — and to shed new light on difficult situations. Often, they can act as a sounding board through tough decisions, help sharpen skills, inspire.
An article in Public Management revealed a study where training alone was compared to life coaching combined with training. The study showed that training alone increased productivity by 22.4% while training combined with weekly life coaching increased productivity by 88%. Here is why:
Most clients meet twice a month. This regularly scheduled call prompts clients to get more done than they would if left to their own devices. Think about it, if you work out with a personal trainer at the gym, you work much harder than on your own. Clients take bigger actions, set bigger goals and think bigger when they work with a professional coach.
I am an expert with over 20,000 hours specific high level training, I know how to help you set the right goals, make more money, and structure your personal and professional life to achieve greater productivity with less effort. You’ll achieve more in less time, by working with me.
Most clients find that things start to happen very quickly after hiring me.
Who works with a Results Life Coach?
Entrepreneurs, executives, business leaders, actors, musicians, creative people, managers, small business owners, start-ups, professionals and home-makers all reach their goals with the help of a life coach. If there is a gap between where you are now and where you want to be, there is room for life coaching. I can help you close the gap, assists you to break through your limited beliefs and challenge you to think bigger.
Top 10 Professional Life Coaching Myths
Myth #1: Life coaches are professionals who can help you achieve your goals.
Fact: Some, but certainly not all, coaches are professionals who can help you reach your goals. One of the problems in the coaching industry is that anyone can call themselves a professional coach, life coach, personal coach, etc. Jennifer Corbin, the president of Coach U, one of the largest and oldest coach training organizations in the world, has said, "Technically, anyone can hang up a shingle as coaching is not regulated. Many people 'coaching' have no idea what coaching is as they haven't been trained or haven't been coached by a professionally trained and credentialed coach. There are 'schools' that will offer a credential after three hours of training and people read a book or watch a TV program and decide 'I'm a coach!'" As a result, the quality of coaches varies dramatically. I strongly suggest working with a coach that has been accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The ICF provides independent certification that is the benchmark for the professional coaching industry.
Myth 2: Executive coaching is a nice employment perk.
Fact: Coaching is as much a perk to your employees as are their computers. Employees may view coaching as a value-added benefit, but the successful organizations see coaching as something much more than a perk. Done right, professional coaching can drive sales, employee engagement, creativity, workplace satisfaction, and bottom line results. Wellness programs have been shown to provide approximately a 300% return on investment (ROI). In other words, companies who spend $1 in a wellness program (e.g., exercise clubs, personal trainers, smoking cessation workshops) earn $3 as a result of decreased turnover, fewer sick days, reduced health insurance costs, etc. It's no wonder wellness programs have experienced such tremendous growth -- it makes financial sense.
The ROI from professional coaching is even more astonishing. According to a Manchester Consulting Group study of Fortune 100 executives, the Economic Times reports "coaching resulted in a ROI of almost six times the program cost as well as a 77% improvement in relationships, 67% improvement in teamwork, 61% improvement in job satisfaction and 48% improvement in quality." Additionally, a study of Fortune 500 telecommunications companies by MatrixGlobal found executive coaching resulted in a 529% ROI. The CIPD concludes "coaching is not just perceived as a nice-to-have intervention."
Myth 3: Personal coaches can only help you reach personal goals / Professional coaches can only help you reach business goals.
Fact: A good coach is someone who is an expert at helping others create positive change in their lives. For some clients, the positive change they most want may be focused on personal goals such as relationships, time management, work-life balance, stress reduction, simplification, health, etc., but other clients may be more interested in professional or business goals such as leadership, getting a promotion, starting a business, etc. An effective coach works with the client to help them live a better, richer life - regardless of their type of goals.
Myth 4: Professional coaching is for "problem" employees.
Fact: Coaching used to be a euphemism for "you're doing lousy work, but before we can fire you we need to show that we've done everything we can to support you so we don't get hit with an employment lawsuit." No more. According to Paul Michelman, editor of Harvard Business School's Management Update, "whereas coaching was once viewed by many as a tool to help correct underperformance, today it is becoming much more widely used in supporting top producers. In fact, in a 2004 survey by Right Management Consultants, 86% of companies said they used coaching to sharpen the skills of individuals who have been identified as future organizational leaders."
Good coaching focuses on an individual's strengths and aims to help the client achieve what they want more of in life and at work. The goal? To help the client identify and achieve their greater goals and to help them live a better life. A good coach isn't there to "fix" anyone, but to help the client navigate toward a more engaged and compelling future.
Myth 5: Personal coaching takes too much time.
Fact: Professional coaching is a high-leverage activity. Clients can achieve remarkable progress toward their desired future in less than an hour per month of coaching. There is a wide spectrum of how coaching is delivered. Some coaches prefer to meet one-on-one with clients in an office, but most recommend telephone sessions for the ease of use, minimization of distractions, better privacy, greater efficiency, and for (yes, apparently) better connection to the client. Best practices in coaching call for between two and four sessions per month that last at least 20 minutes and up to 60 minutes. A sweet spot for many coaches and clients seems to be three sessions per month for 20 to 45 minutes a session - a miniscule investment of time for the results achieved.
Myth 6: Life coaches are like having a good friend to bounce ideas off and to keep you motivated.
Fact: Your coach may be friendly, but they are not your friend. Your coach is your advocate. They want the best from you. They will work with you to help you reach your goals and to succeed. Your coach will hold you accountable and challenge you to grow and do more than you think you can do. They may push, pull, and stretch you in ways that may feel uncomfortable. And unlike a friendship, the coaching relationship is unilateral - it is exclusively focused on you and your goals, not the coach, his family, his golf handicap, or what she did over the weekend.
Myth 7: Executive coaching is only good for upper management / Coaching is only good for entry level employees.
Fact: Coaching is good for anyone who is motivated to create a better life. Initially professional coaching or executive coaching was for upper management, and some organizations still focus their coaching efforts on their top performers. For example, a column by the Economic Times titled "A Personal Coach" says coaching is "designed to help senior leaders create and execute breakthrough ideas, develop strategic pathways and set milestones. Companies across the board are similarly opting for coaching to help their high-potential executives perform in larger, rapidly-changing roles in a globalized world."
But professional coaching isn't just for the executive suite. The CIPD research study shows just under 5% of coaching is restricted to senior executives. Now, more and more companies are recognizing the powerful benefits of providing coaching to rank and file employees. For example, online shoe and clothing company Zappos.com, known for their outstanding commitment to creating a culture of unparalleled customer service (they even teach this through Zappos Insights), has a full-time goals coach who works with any employee - not just management - on helping them create better lives.
Myth 8: Professional coaches tell their clients what to do and give them advice.
Fact: Bad or inexperienced coaches tell their clients what to do and are constantly giving advice. Good coaches do not. Most clients realize they don't need another parent, sibling, friend, or co-worker telling you what you should be doing. Instead, coaches help their clients explore and come up with the best choices for them based on where they are and the client's vision for their future. Coaches are experts at the process of changing behavior, which is much more valuable than giving instructions.
Myth 9: Executive coaching is expensive.
Fact: Coaching can cost a great deal of money. Harvard Business School's "What can Coaches do for You?" research whitepaper reports some executive coaches cost up to $3,500 for an hour of coaching. While this is an extreme, most personal coaches charge a monthly retainer between $500 to $2,000 a month. What this means is that either there are a lot of really stupid people wasting their money on coaching each month or they are getting results worth at least the cost of their coach. I have trouble paying $12 a year for a magazine subscription I don't read, so I'm guessing coaching is paying off. According to the ICF Global Coaching Client Study commissioned by the International Coach Federation, individual clients reported a median ROI of 3.44 times their investment in coaching. Bottom line, coaching is an investment that can produce monetary rewards above and beyond the cost.
Myth 10: Professional coaching is spiritual and relies on "harnessing the energy in the universe."
Fact: I have no idea what "harnessing the power of the universe" means, and my guess is that most professional coaches don't either. When I first started researching coaching, I was under the impression coaching involved lots of chanting, incense, meditation, and other spiritual practices. While there are many great spiritual coaches that may incorporate these practices into their session, most coaches are practical, professional, business people who are focused on tangible results, not airy-fairy mysticism. You can leave your granola and Birkenstocks at home.
If only coaching was this simple. . .
Actually, it requires commitment, a sense of humor & willingness to be authentic about who you are and what really is. I promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
How does life coaching differ from consulting, therapy, sports coaching?
Coaching vs Consulting - Life coaching can be considered a form of consulting. However, consulting is often information and expertise based. For example, you might hire a consultant to help your business with a specific problem. In which case, you’d expect your consultant to have knowledge and experience in that particular area. Life coaches, on the other hand, may or may not have a background or experience in your field. A coach is a life specialist, an expert on helping you develop all areas of your business and personal life. Unlike many consultants who propose a solution and leave you to implement it, the life coach stays with you to help you integrate the changes, new skills, and goals to make sure they really happen. This is one reason why coaching is so effective–it is one thing to have the information and quite another to actually make the change!
Coaching vs Therapy - Life coaching is not therapy. Coaches don’t work on past-based issues or traumas. Life coaches are not psychologists or psychotherapists. If you start the process of life coaching, and have not resolved a past issue, then it is very likely you will be referred to work with a therapist to resolve the issue. It is very common for unresolved traumas to stop us from getting what we want in our lives. Life coaches focus on the present and the client’s goals for the future. We help people move forward and set personal and professional goals that will give them the life they really want. Most life coaching clients are healthy, successful people who might be a bit stuck or simply want to make a big change in their lives and want the support of their own personal coach to do so.
Coaching vs Spots Choching - Life coaching often includes principles from sports coaching, such as being your best, doing more than you think you can, working with a team, going for the goal. But unlike sports coaching, most professional coaching is not a competition. Your life coach will help you win in your own life!
What's keeping you from blooming?
Are you a victim, overcomer, or champion of choices?
Life is a journey! Enjoy every moment – that’s what will take your breath away- NOW and ALWAYS!
What’s keeping you from reaching your full potential?
Are you a victim, an overcomer, or a champion of choices?
Here’s a video about a group that became champions of their choices!