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why coaching matters …

“The sort of coaching that fosters effective innovation and judgment, not merely the replication of technique, may not be so easy to cultivate. Yet modern society increasingly depends on ordinary people taking responsibility for doing extraordinary things: operating inside people’s bodies, teaching eighth graders algebraic concepts that Euclid would have struggled with, building a highway through a mountain, constructing a wireless computer network across a state, running a factory, reducing a city’s crime rate. In the absence of guidance, how many people can do such complex tasks at the level we require? With a diploma, a few will achieve sustained mastery; with a good coach, many could. We treat guidance for professionals as a luxury—you can guess what gets cut first when school-district budgets are slashed. But coaching may prove essential to the success of modern society.

There was a moment in sports when employing a coach was unimaginable—and then came a time when not doing so was unimaginable. We care about results in sports, and if we care half as much about results in schools and in hospitals we may reach the same conclusion. Local health systems may need to go the way of the Albemarle school district. We could create coaching programs not only for surgeons but for other doctors, too—internists aiming to sharpen their diagnostic skills, cardiologists aiming to improve their heart-attack outcomes, and all of us who have to figure out ways to use our resources more efficiently. In the past year, I’ve thought nothing of asking my hospital to spend some hundred thousand dollars to upgrade the surgical equipment I use, in the vague hope of giving me finer precision and reducing complications. Avoiding just one major complication saves, on average, fourteen thousand dollars in medical costs—not to mention harm to a human being. So it seems worth it. But the three or four hours I’ve spent with Osteen each month have almost certainly added more to my capabilities than any of this.”  by   Read more

The above paragraphs are from a much longer article in the “New Yorker” magazine in which a surgeon describes the benefits of having a coach.    Like athletes or anyone who desires to rise to a level of personal or professional performance that they have not obtained before coaching is the way to do it.  Coaching provides an objective, non-judgmental framework,  a new perspective and view of the world the client lives and works in.

Rarely do we ask, “How can I get better at _________?”   Many people just drift through life hoping that something will change their life for the better.  It is living life passively that holds people back from the success they desire.   When someone takes an active and participative role their life changes for the better more often than not.   When a person decides that they can’t make changes alone and they would do better with some assistance, it is then that they can make superb progress in all areas of their life.

We are living our lives at a new speed, a speed that has increased dramatically over the past 10-15 years.    In this faster world we live in using the methods of the past to cope with change just isn’t enough anymore.    The speed of technology and innovation is pushing people their limits and most people are relying on the habits of the past to cope and it just isn’t working any longer.

Coaching may be the most effective method of managing the speed of change and preparing yourself for a better future.   Why wait until it is an emergency to make the changes you know you want to make.   Get a coach today, start raising your level of performance now so that you can create the future you desire.

What do you think?  What does coaching offer and it is the way to gain a competitive edge for the future?

the experience

“To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”  Confucius

The difference you could have as you live out your everday life could be realized by making a fundamental change in thinking.   Become a top performer, be the best you that you can possibly be and start living the life you desire.   It is your life, what do you want it to be? 

  In an article written by Rajesh Setty , Rajesh explains the values of having a coach to move you forward in your life.   Coaching  is about moving people forward along their journey through life in a way that supports “who” they are.   It doesn’t mean that “coaching” is easy, it can be a lot of work, and not in a sense of slaving at work, but being passionately engaged in discovering exactly what you want.   I’ll let Rajesh explain,

#17 Engage with a coach

“Let me see. What I really mean is we should seriously engage with one or more mentors or coaches for our life and business. Sports people have had this figured out for a long time. It works and we just have to experience it to believe it.

In my last post, I talked about needing to ask the right questions. The right coaches are great at doing this. I have three mentors/coaches and am fortunate to have been associated with them for years. Every interaction I have had with a coach has been fascinating, to say the least.

Many times the issue that started the discussion is not even the real issue that I was supposed to address. Coaches are great at getting to the bottom of things by asking the right questions.

 The beauty of a good coaching relationship is that coaches have no agenda of their own in this relationship except to make us more effective. If you observe any other relationship, there are multiple agendas at play.

Many of my friends who were former skeptics and cynical about what a coach could do to their life now say that their relationship with a coach has made a significant impact on their lives.

Once again, this is one of the long-term projects that you should undertake. Although possible, don’t expect to see instant results the day you have a meeting with your new coach. It takes a long time, but the rewards are sweet and substantial.”

Make the dramatic discovery about what coaching can do for you.   What your life transform and grow in ways that you’ve have only dreamed about.  

 “We must overcome the notion that we must be regular… it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.”  Uta Hagen