When I began
formally coaching clients a few years ago, only about one percent of
the people I met had even heard of the profession. Today, that
number is probably over fifty percent, reflecting the increase in
coaches (now over 15,000 worldwide) and the successful results
clients in all walks of life have realized.
In other pages on this website, I have
tried to provide a flavor of the types of issues and the kinds of
people who have benefited from the coaching experience. Still, you
may be wondering:
OK, but what is coaching, really ?
simply put, is that the coaching experience will enable you to
maximize your full potential. You will collaborate, by phone, with
an experienced and well-trained mentor and partner to identify your
essential needs and goals in life while developing a strategy and
action plan to achieve them. That's it!
Perhaps for the
first time in your life you will be operating in a completely safe,
non-judgmental environment where the only agenda is to make you the
best you can be.
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the
three things we crave most in life -
happiness, freedom, and peace of mind
- are always attained by giving them to
good newspaper article should answer the following questions: WHO,
WHAT, WHY, WHEN, WHERE and HOW. Likewise, we would like to be able
to answer these questions about ourselves and about the lives we
have chosen. CAN YOU?
WHO are YOU ?
Can you accurately describe
your own personality?
Do you really know your major
strengths and skills?
Are you well versed in your
weaknesses, or Achilles Heels?
Are you aware that every
person is born with certain personality characteristics that
we are hard-wired to think and act in certain ways?
you thoroughly understand your core values and beliefs?
Most importantly, do you really comprehend your own individual
Do you understand how perfect you are
WHAT do YOU want and
Do you struggle with this seemingly simple
Do you realize that unless you know what you want
and need, you will wind up with whatever society feels is right for
Do your parents know? Do your teachers, your bosses,
your co-workers know? Does your spouse or partner?
you usually trust their judgment? Does that work for
WHY are you doing it ?
Are you leading your life based
on your desires or those of society, playing by someone else's
Do you have limiting beliefs about your capabilities
to get what you really want?
Do you have the "Disease to
Please"? Is it working for you?
Are you simply on a
treadmill, getting nowhere?
Is but a favorite word of
yours? How about "would", "could" and "should"?
WHEN are you going to get your own needs met
After you come back from vacation? After
you finish that report?
After you lose weight? After
you get your act together? After the kids are grown?
Can you eliminate the word "AFTER" from your
Do you realize that today is the first
day of the rest of your life?
Maybe past experiences
are holding you back, but do you realize
you can't change
history, but you can change the way you look at it?
WHERE am I and where do I want to be going
Can you step up and see where you are in
life, objectively and without judgment?
What path are
you on? Are you are waiting for certainty before taking any steps
Is change, even from a bad situation, scary
Do you really understand that no progress was
ever made without some risk?
Do you know where you
want to be in five years? In one year? In six
It is what is inside you that matters. You,
yourself, are your only real capital.
Vladimir Zwroykin 1889-l982
HOW can I do this ?
This question is usually the one that bogs us down the
Do you understand that life is mostly a
process, and that there are certain formulas for success that you
might not be aware of?
That once you understand the
process and get on the path, the outcome will take care of
Do you know that all you need is COMMITMENT,
which consists of ACTION + DESIRE?
Do you think you
could learn these techniques better and faster with support and
My goal is making sure my clients can
answer all of these life-altering questions during the coaching
process. Once they do answer them honestly and get off their "buts",
the "hows" become easy.
Coaching helps you get on the right path and propels
you to keep your feet moving and achieve the fulfillment in life we
all deserve and are meant to have.