- Jason Glassner
Why Coaching Is So Essential in Today's World
What if I told you that there was a way to increase your creativity, master your own emotions, and live in alignment with your true desires without the added pressure of worrying about yourself? What if I told you that it's easier than you think? All you need to do is put in some practice and dedicate time every day to the process, and, just like that, will everything fall into place? Sound too good to be true? Maybe it does — but coaching can give you just that — if you know where to look and how to find it!
What is coaching?
Coaching isn't for everyone. It's not a way to transform creativity into dollars or transformational service into awards. Coaching, by definition, starts with being curious about someone else and ends with an action plan to improve their life. That's because coaching takes commitment—from both sides of that equation. That means that getting something out of it means bringing something to it as well. Without that contribution on your part, you shouldn't expect much from coaching either.
What does it do?
Coaching allows people to transform themselves. Coaching helps people create a life that works for them by tapping into their creativity and identifying what they want out of life. Since everyone has different needs, there are many kinds of coaching styles available. The most common types are life coaching, business coaching, creative coaching, executive coaching, relationship coaches, etc.
Where does coaching happen?
Coaching can happen virtually anywhere as long as you and your client are both comfortable. Some coaches prefer to meet face-to-face, while others deliver their services remotely using technologies like Zoom or Facetime. This flexibility allows coaches to serve people who might otherwise find it difficult to access quality services (e.g., those who live far away from a city where life coaches tend to cluster). It also helps clients avoid paying for expensive travel and scheduling conflicts when working with an in-person coach.
What are some benefits?
Creativity - You can learn how to view things differently and see problems with a new perspective.
Transformational - The changes you make will be profound and life-changing.
Service - Helping people find their path makes them happier, healthier, and feel more fulfilled.
In-person - Coaching is not about typing on a computer or making phone calls; it's about meeting with your coach 1-on-1.
Your Ideas Count - We want to know what you think! Our suggestions are just that—suggestions. By participating in our process, you have an opportunity to shape yourself into who you want to be in life. After all, coaching is about YOU!
How can I get started?
The best way to get started with a coach is to find one you resonate with and respect. Once you've made that decision, it's time to discuss your goals. If you're not sure what your goals are, start by writing down your most significant issues and concerns right now, both professional and personal. Next, ask yourself: How might having a coach help me solve these problems? For example, do you want to improve your fitness or finances or organizational skills? Are there other areas of life where you'd like more support—for example, emotionally, spiritually, or relationally? Maybe your focus is on building self-confidence or increasing creativity. Or perhaps you'd like to enhance an area of professional expertise—for example, negotiation skills or leadership development. Coaches can offer insight into all these areas and much more! But choose wisely—the process works when you have clarity about why you need a coach.