I get it.
You have a lot of questions about how Leadership Coaching works
I don't even have enough time to get my own work done. How will I have time to work with a coach?
When you invest in yourself and put in the work to make the changes that you know you need, your relationships with your team, your friends, and your family all improve. You strengthen your sense of purpose, you sharpen your decision-making skills and problems become easier to solve. Because of these things, you become more resilient, more adaptable, and more likely to reach your goals. Can you honestly say that you can’t make the time for that? Because… Real Talk: We all ultimately have the responsibility to figure it out and the final say in how we spend our days. If you take a look at your calendar and can genuinely find that you cannot squeeze any time at all out of your week, then it may not be for you… right now. BUT if there is a bit of room and you don’t take that time to invest in you and your growth, I want you to ask yourself: Am I expecting someone else to step in and do it for me?
How do I know if I should spend money on a coach?
You must remember: You can always make more money, but you cannot make more time. I want you to look down the road 6 months, a year, or 5 years from now. Will you be in the same place, facing the same problems, wishing you had made a different decision in the past? Only you can decide what coaching is worth to you and only you know what is at stake in your situation if you don’t do something different from what you’ve always done. You must ask yourself: What is the value of my peace of mind? What is the value of having the confidence to make truly effective and affective changes that only outside coaching can provide? What is the value of the ability to build a great team that genuinely works together toward a common goal? Answer these questions and you will know if the investment is a good one for you.
How do I know that I will get an ROI working with you?
My corporate-speak bio would say that I help Leaders achieve their professional goals to make more money authentically by creating successful programs, becoming more effective in their roles, and inspiring their teams to achieve more. I have 18 years of experience in Leadership Development and implementing programs to support companies’ growth and sales objectives and I know that what you are struggling with is more than just getting your team to fall in line and do the tasks. But more than that, I know that you are approaching burnout, you are feeling lonely, and every decision that you make is filled with nuances that make it really scary to take risks. And I want you to know that I only work with clients that I believe that I can help because the success of one of my clients has little to do with me and everything to do with how dedicated they are to their development.
I know that everyone is so very different, so how do I know that the tools you use will be effective for ME and my team?
Just as with anything else you use at work and in your life, Leadership has tools to make things easier. The tools that I have curated, developed and use in my coaching practice help dedicated and committed people achieve positive and lasting change in behavior for themselves, their people, and their teams. The whole reason that I started my coaching practice was to share those tools with clients who don’t have access to them anywhere else.
I am up against so much resistance and I am exhausted from fighting an uphill battle. Is it really possible for me to make positive and substantial changes in this environment?
As a leader, you hold the duty of creating accountability in your organization and a sense of ownership by everyone in it. Not just to the team under you, but with your peers and those you report to; whether that is the project stakeholders, your clients or simply… your boss. You have a huge part in helping everyone understand that their part of the puzzle is vital. Vital to the relational systems, vital to the organization’s financial security as well as the impact of the workplace on the world.
The idea is to make change, so what happens if I sign on with you and end up making the wrong change?
There is a correlation between experimentation & creativity and stepping away from letting fear stop you from trying something new. Say that you DO make a mistake. Consider the most important component of mistakes. And no, it’s not the repercussions. It’s the fact that you now have more data to move forward and you can take that data and make better decisions in the next round. In fact, it has been shown that teams that have higher reports of mistakes actually have better rates of success. Why? Because they feel safe enough to share those mistakes, hash out where things turned sideways, learn, get feedback and grow stronger as a team. So I would love to turn that question back around and ask, “What environment do you want to create for your team?” Is it one where mistakes are not talked about, not permitted, and perhaps even punishable? Or maybe… one where mistakes are a breeding ground for innovation.