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Who Can Benefit From a Coaching Partnership?

By May 16, 2022May 21st, 2022No Comments

The short answer? Basically anyone. 

This is because coaching partnerships provide outside perspective, a partner in problem-solving, and guided access to the latest techniques designed to help individuals overcome personal and professional obstacles.

If you are here and reading this Field Journal Entry, you have already taken a wonderful first step towards a better you. It suggests that you are self-aware enough to know you may need a little help, and that is fantastic. There is nothing wrong with needing help – it is an intrinsic part of our success as a species and a society. I didn’t build my own home, and I certainly don’t fix the plumbing when something goes wrong with the pipes. I hire an expert, and I benefit from the many hands that came before me to create the world in which I currently exist in. 

Needing help for something less tangible than leaky pipes or a broken window can be tough to identify. My aunt once suggested that I explain to my uncle the purpose of a life coach as preparation for those who might be skeptical of the practice. After some consideration, I understood why the concept might be challenging for him. His wife of thirty-plus years was already doing for him what a life coach would do for a client. As a great communicator with an open mind and a high EQ, she provides perspective, walks him through problems and challenges from multiple angles, and is always curious about new ways and ideas for growing and evolving. 

The thing is, not everyone is so lucky to have someone as naturally gifted in their lives, let alone as a spouse. 

For those folks who do not have a live-in coach figure, a formal coaching partnership can be the best way to access the type of support that can fast-track both your success and well-being. You can and should draw many benefits from your existing relationships – be they romantic, familial, friends or colleagues. These benefits can include important components like connection and comfort, but they may not reach the level of coach. 

As a coach, it is a genuine privilege to be given the trust and consent in order to help someone work through a stuck-state or a challenging time. Coaches train and practice specifically to help others elevate themselves to a higher place where clarity and contentment are always within arm’s reach. 

It can be difficult to articulate what it is you struggle with, so you may still be wondering if you can benefit from a coaching partnership. This is common and often stems from how close you are to the issue at hand. So let’s ‌look at three classic areas people seek the help of a coach. If you see yourself in any of these examples, you can absolutely benefit from a coaching partnership. 

Confidence, Communication, & Self-Sabotage

10 Signs You May
Lack Confidence 

  1. You often feel uncertain 
  2. You lack direction & purpose 
  3. You are more focused on what others want / need than what you want or need
  4. You constantly second guess yourself
  5. You defer to others even when you don’t agree
  6. You often feel down for no discernable reason
  7. Your job is not satisfying / feels like an immense burden
  8. It is difficult for you to feel joy
  9. You feel powerless over the situations you find yourself in
  10. You are nervous in social settings or feel like an imposter

10 Signs You Struggle with Communication

  1. You are often left out of the loop
  2. Outcomes regularly surprise you, even after communication touch points
  3. You are uncertain where people stand 
  4. You have anxiety about speaking with people directly 
  5. You find yourself disagreeing with others more than agreeing
  6. You become emotional when disagreements occur 
  7. You have a hard time letting points go
  8. People rarely give you direct feedback (positive or negative) 
  9. You feel unprepared for interactions 
  10. You tend to take things personally more often than not

10 Signs of Self-Sabotage & Self-Limiting Behavior

  1. Your self-talk skews more negative than positive 
  2. You buy into the negative things people say, and repeat them to yourself as if they are fact
  3. You often use words like “Always”, “Never”, and “Can’t” 
  4. You feel and give into fear when thinking about trying new things
  5. You struggle to accomplish goals you have set for yourself
  6. Emotions often control your actions, even when the outcomes are not what you want
  7. When challenged you withdrawal
  8. You miss deadlines or go back on commitments 
  9. Your actions do not match your intention
  10. You blame others for things that happen to you

The changes you experience as part of a coaching partnership can be so subtle and nuanced that it is not until you look back that you will realize how far you have gone in changing your life for the better. Other times you will feel the instant relief of a weight lifted from your mind, or the pleasant disorientation of seeing something from a fresh perspective that changes everything.

And here’s the best part: these mindset shifts are for life. The time you invest now will pay off over a lifetime. You and the people around you will benefit from the intentional work you do today. 

Isn’t it about time to step into your power? There is a saying about trees that rings as true with taking the first step to really owning your life. It goes like this:

The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time to plant a tree is today.

To learn more about the Mind Map Renovations Core Concepts that drive how we achieve these transformations, click here. Or, if you’re ready to sign up or talk directly, book an appointment by clicking the button below, and I look forward to our conversation! 

What is it like to have a life coach? Well, it is a little like a two-person road trip. See what that means by checking out this video!