3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Coach

The first full week in February every year is International Coaching Week. Do you have a coach? If you don’t, you should. Why? Because people who are coached accomplish a LOT more than people who don’t. I was sharing in one of my mastermind groups recently about coaching. One of the things I pointed out was that the coaching process is so powerful that benefits happen from it, even if the coach isn’t very good. And when you have a coach who is good? Magical things happen. What about the process makes it so beneficial? Let’s examine 3 things – … Continue reading

Best Advice from Google CEO? Get a Coach.

Are you a good performer? I bet you think so. (Almost all of us think of ourselves as good performers… even if the rest of the world doesn’t appreciate us.) Would you like to be better? Then get a coach. But don’t just take my word for it. Google CEO was interviewed by CNN Money and asked what was the best advice he had been given. His answer… get a coach. This is a very short video where you can hear it for yourself. You will notice that he talks about why a coach is the best advice. A coach … Continue reading

Coaches, Mentors, and Consultants (oh my!)

I now have my CPC (Certified Professional Coach) designation. I have that because I took the training and passed the certification assessments. And I am proud of it. While I have been offering coaching in addition to mentoring and consulting (I also do training but that isn’t as relevant to this post), some people think they are pretty much synonymous. They aren’t, really. Each serves a different purpose. Coaching is about helping you achieve your (relatively) short-term goals. Quite often, a coaching engagement will last for a block of 3 or 4 or 6 months. That is enough time to … Continue reading