The other day, a client told me thanks for wading through the muck with them.
You know, dealing with life-stuff – problems and issues that have nothing to do with building a business.
The stuff that this client said “isn’t strictly part of coaching”.
But that’s not exactly how it works.
See, as a coach I don’t have a curriculum for you.
I don’t bring you milestones or steps to take – I don’t have a coaching programme laid out.
Instead, you bring me the curriculum.
You ARE the curriculum.
Whatever you show up with during any given session… well, that’s what we’ll deal with.
That’s what sets coaching apart from mentoring, consulting, or training.
You as the person you are, you bring me something you want to work on, and then we work on that.
Maybe something you want to change, or something you don’t get, or a frustration you want to get rid of… whatever it is, that’s what’s on the table.
And the only ‘curriculum’ that I have is this:
– Everything is a story. Change the story you tell yourself, and your reality changes (yes, really. Try it).
– Behind every story is another story, and another one behind them. You show me the sweater, I pull on a string, and together we unravel the whole thing. ‘sFun! ☺
– Change comes from the inside. No matter what outside elements are in your way, the solution is to do the work on the inside. It’s all in your mind: both the problems (because of the way you perceive them as problems) as well as the solutions.
It’s for the points above, that I can’t work with everyone.
Someone who keeps blaming others or the economy or the market, is someone I can’t help.
A person who won’t take responsibility, I can’t help.
Someone who denies everything… objects and protests… same thing.
I can only help people who are a specific type of individual.
Motivated, self-aware and working on growing that, willing to take action, able to look in the mirror…
These are the qualities that make you coachable.
Is that you?
Then maybe I can help.
Want to find out?
Then apply for a no-cost strategy session, by answering a few questions: https://martin283.typeform.com/to/v7Dsh8