Articles Tagged ‘Coaching’

3 Musts for Effective Coaching

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Coaching is the art of creating an environment, through conversation and a way of being, that facilitates the process by which a person can move toward desired goals in a fulfilling manner – The Inner Game of Work, by Tim Gallwey

Coaching is about collaborating. Imagine having a guide that helps you increase your clarity, understanding and provides support when you need to stretch. The result is higher achievement in less time with less effort.

In a 2001 study conducted by the Manchester Group, benefits from coaching included the following:

• Improved relationships (77%) • Improved teamwork (67%)
• Improved job satisfaction (61%) • Improved productivity (53%)
• Improved quality (48%)

The statistics show that individuals (and organizations) are impacted in profoundly positive ways as they gain a greater capacity to fulfill their goals, visions and desires.

If you are considering coaching, then it’s likely that you already know all of the facts and figures that support its effectiveness. The question is how do you know if you are ready to work with a coach?

Here are three musts for coaching to be effective:

1. You must be open, authentic and transparent
•Open to receiving observations and suggestions.
•Transparent and authentic so that you can build an open and trusting relationship

2. You must be willing to stretch yourself
•Willing to try new concepts and different ways of being.
•Step outside your comfort zone to achieve your desired goals.

3. You must be committed
•Fully committed to creating the results that you want
•Committed to giving truthful input and receiving honest feedback

Once you have determined that coaching is right for you, you’ll work with your coach to paint a vision of a desired future and outcome. You will recognize and build on past successes by tapping into core values, brainstorm strategies, design action steps and be held accountable which will lead you to greater effectiveness.

Deseri Garcia
Vida Aventura
317-362-4898
www.vidaaventura.net

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The Greatest Gift

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

June 2, 2006. The date that will forever stand out in my mind, not just because it is both my Dad’s and one of my best friend’s birthday, it is the day that I started on a self development path that has changed my life. You see, on that day I had a phone call with my friend, mentor and prosperity guru, Randy Gage. That call on that date changed my life.

The purpose of the call was for my own coaching. I had asked Randy for coaching on how I could take my business to the next level. Randy gets asked all of the time what the “secret” to his success is and he will tell anyone, it’s creating a habit of doing self development every day.

So, when I asked Randy what I needed to do to elevate my business, he responded quickly and definitively, “Des, you need to commit to doing at least 15, preferably 30, minutes of self development every day. And, I want you to do it in the morning. When you have read and listened to or watched something for your personal and professional development, like Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill or As A Man Thinketh by James Allen before you leave your house, your day and your life will be dramatically different than if you just got up and started your day.” He went on to say, that he would hold me accountable for the next 30 days.

Guess what I did? I balked. I said, “but Randy you don’t understand. I already get up at 5:30 in the morning to run. I’d have to get up at 5 am to do this self development stuff before I begin the rest of my day.” There was silence on the phone. I am certain that if we were in the same room, Randy would have smacked me. It didn’t take long for me to figure out that I had responded with a lame excuse for being held accountable to begin a habit that would literally change my life.

This June 2nd marks my 6th year anniversary of doing some sort of self development every single day. I may read, listen to a book on MP3, watch a video or attend a self development workshop or retreat — Anything to further myself personally and professionally. That habit has led me to some of the most powerful authors and teachers in the world. Randy continues to be a friend and mentor in my life and I am grateful to him for giving me “the key” to resources that have helped me create the life of my dreams. Randy, if you are reading this, thank you, thank you, thank you.

So, how about you? Are you open, willing and committed to begin a daily practice that will change your life? If you’re ready, where will you begin?

Deseri Garcia
Vida Aventura
317-362-4898
www.vidaaventura.net

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Six Steps to Speaking

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Want more speaking gigs? There are three reasons for not getting enough offers:

1. No one knows you’re out there.
2. Your topics or services are not needed.
3. Buyers don’t believe you’re good enough.

Here’s a great Six Step Strategy for increasing your opportunities to speak:

1. Tell everyone you meet and every person you know that you are a highly and continuously trained speaker on the subject(s) of “x”, and that you are seeking opportunities to speak.

2. Seek out and meet event and meeting planners, large company VPs of HR and Sales, and non-profit organization directors.

3. Speak for free anywhere locally, especially to churches, networking organizations, Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions, and other associations. Use this as time to hone your message and your delivery skills.

4. Share your information in articles and blogs on your own website and on the sites of others as a guest writer.

5. Get better at public speaking. Believe in continuous personal and professional development.

6. Seek out and become an active participant in highly practical speaker services.

Ellen Dunnigan
Accent On Business
(317) 218-5115
ellen@accentonbusiness.net

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