Coaches assist clients in identifying personal and professional goals. Once goals are identified, coaches help clients realize their level of determination in accomplishing them.
Here is where the “rubber meets the road!”
Clients must decide what they are willing to say “no” to in order to say “yes” to moving toward their goals. What are they willing to sacrifice?
My coach helped me in clarifying how determined I was in pursuing a Masters in Business Administration, while working full-time and being a mother and wife. Through thought-provoking questions, I realized how important it was to earn a MBA. It was truly a personal goal. My coach helped me realize the impact of accomplishing this goal as well as not pursuing a MBA. I accepted the sacrifices I needed to make (working late hours, being overly tired, weekends dedicated to school work, etc.) in order to increase my self-satisfaction. I was determined! As a result, I have accomplished my goal!
A coach will help clients clarify goals, identify sacrifices, and reveal their level of determination in achieving goals. Clients will become aware of what is truly fueling their determination, such as self-satisfaction, money, status, team performance, etc.
As a coach, my questions to you are “How determined are you in achieving your goals and what sacrifices are you willing to make?”