What should I work on with my coach?
Coaching is a relationship that is built on trust. The coaching relationship is not meant to be hierarchical. Instead, it is a partnership between the coach and the client. A good coach believes that their clients have the right answers. It takes a great coach to ask the right questions and help their clients unlock what those answers are.
According to the International Coaching Federation (ICF), “The powerful difference between a regular conversation and a coaching conversation is that a coaching conversation has an outcome.” During a coaching session, the coach will use active listening and ask open ended questions to help the client create awareness, develop introspection, and make internal shifts in their thinking and perceptions.
However, you might be asking yourself, “Where do I start?”
Your coach is here to help you achieve your goals and reach your next level—but only you can determine what that means to you. Here are some questions you can ask yourself to help determine what you would like to achieve:
What aspects of my life and/or work would I like to be different?
What is my main challenge?
What would I like to learn about myself?
What is holding me back from achieving what I want?
Coaching is all about possibilities and achieving the life that you want. Ultimately, ask yourself “When my work with my coach is completed, what would it look like if I got everything that I possibly could have imagined?”
Aim high. Your potential is higher than you think.