We think of a coaching experience as an investment that a person makes in themselves and their business/future and one that must produce a return on this investment. This return can be measured in a variety of different ways such as were the initial goals met or by simply looking at the bottom line. #businesscoach #executivecoach #executivecoaching
Debunking the Myth About the Perfect Work-Life Balance
I reach balance by striving toward an acceptable level of imbalance. In fact, I have certain levels of imbalance that are okay for me. I’m not scared of failure or of making mistakes. Oh, I hate to fail, don’t get me wrong. But I’m well past the point of becoming complacent because I don’t want to risk an unfavorable outcome. That is the way life goes for busy people, ambitious people, entrepreneurs and parents. You take the route that may leave you a little frazzled at the end of the day, but gives you the most opportunity for creating the life you want.
It seems that many coaches distinguish coaching from consulting by asserting that consultants “give advice” to clients and coaches “work from the inside-out” with clients.
It seems to me that it’s less important to have opposing definitions of coaching and consulting, and more important to focus on clarity of roles at any given time with a particular client. Whether a client calls me a coach or a consultant, my job is to help them develop capacities that they don’t currently have, so that they can produce results that are currently unavailable to them. I don’t subscribe to the view that clients have all the answers that they need inside of them – none of us knows what we don’t know – so I see offering news ways of seeing and thinking about a situation as part of what good coaches do. Good consultants, too.