Am I Ready for Coaching?
Are you ready for coaching? Dr. Brown suggests some criteria to determine your coaching readiness.
Have you heard about professional coaching from friends, family, or colleagues? If so, you may be uncertain whether you are ready to engage in hiring a coach to address your concerns. There are many forms of coaching available today that spread across the gamut of life. These include executive coaching, business coaching, sports coaching, and educational coaching to name a few.
ABC offers executive coaching, managerial coaching, and team coaching to assist you in solving interpersonal conflicts, organizational changes, or leadership challenges. If you are overwhelmed with an issue, coaching can help resolve your situation. Below are some factors to help you decide if you are ready to hire a coach.
What Are Some Coaching Readiness Factors?
These factors can help you decide if you are ready to hire a coach:
On a scale from 1-10, how ready are you for change and personal growth?
On a scale of 1-10, how prepared are you to invest time, energy, and money in a coaching relationship?
Are you willing to admit the truth about your strengths, weaknesses, and areas for growth?
Can you listen to constructive feedback without becoming defensive or upset?
Are you willing to invest at least 1-2 hours per week in your personal growth and development?
If you rate yourself highly on the above scale, you may be ready for coaching. If you rate yourself on the low end of this scale, you may not yet be ready to hire a coach. Coaching is conducted through a series of interactions with a professional who will help you achieve your desired goals. The coaching engagement is only as strong as you are receptive to it.
If you are unsure of your coaching readiness, you can contact us at ABC for a free consultation to determine your needs.
Where Do I Find a Coach?
Determining your coaching readiness will depend on your responses to the questions listed above. This is the first step forward. The second step involves locating a coach that fits your individual needs. You may not know where to locate a coach. While there are many resources available for locating a coach, they should be tailored to work for your particular needs. Some coach finding resources are mentioned below:
A friend or colleague may refer you to someone
Trade magazines may mention coaches who specialize in your specific professional field
There are internet-based coaching organizations that match coaches and clients
International Coach Federation
The Third Step
Once you have found a prospective coach, you need to determine if you and the coach are a good match. It may take a couple of brief consultative interviews before you find the right match. Each coach addresses client needs with a unique set of tools and skills. The coach that you hire should possess the skills to address the topic or situation you would like resolved.
Ready to Move Forward?
Now is the time to leap into coaching so that you can enjoy the career you have always imagined. Contact Art of Business Coaching at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free 30-minute consultation to determine if you are ready for coaching and if ABC is the right choice for you.