What should each person expect in a coach-client relationship?
Some of the main points are –
- Be willing to examine their issues and look for solutions, recognizing that the coach is a guide, not a solution provider or a friend.
- Engage fully, with enthusiasm, during coaching sessions and with homework.
- Communicate openly and honestly with the coach.
- Listen with an open mind, with willingness to learn, recognizing that the coach always has the Client’s best interests at heart.
- Respect and safeguard the client’s confidentiality.
- Create a safe environment where both Client and Coach and are free to express and explore ideas, and to listen without judgment.
- Maintain a high level of professional standards with the Client, recognizing the importance of compassion, honesty and truth; but also, happiness and a positive outlook.
Should the Client and Coach have a written agreement about the coaching relationship?
Yes. Ideally, they should. That way, both people have a clear understanding of their own, and the other’s responsibilities. They will have clear expectations of each other.
What types of people look for a Success Coach?
Success comes in many forms, depending on which aspects of life are involved. Generally, the hallmarks of success are satisfaction, achievement of aims or goals, or new freedom as the result of an endeavor.
People who look for a Success Coach usually have one of two motives.
- Firstly, there are those who have issues in one or more areas of life that they cannot resolve. They find themselves stuck and want to move forwards.
- The second type of person is motivated by ambition – the desire to achieve as much as possible, and maybe even more than that! They want the skills that will take them to the heights of achievement and success.
What’s the best way to find the right coach?
- A short description about yourself and where you are up to in life.
- Your aspirations for the future, and any matters you see that might jeopardize achieving it. “I’m looking for a coach because … .”
- Ask how the coach would go about assisting you. Do they have a curriculum or a system in mind? Do they have analyzing or learning tools for you?
How long does a coaching relationship last?