Prospective clients typically ask for a consultation before they hire me.
The consultation is as much for the prospects benefit as it is for me, their prospective coach. It’s a time to get to know one another.
During the 20 minute consultation, (this is a consultation, not a coaching call) I ask the client a number of questions to get a feel for:
- Who they are?
- What’s the story they’re telling themselves?
- Who they want to become?
- What’s their endgame?
- Are we singing each others music?
- Do we feel we’re a good fit for each other?
Invariably, the prospect wants to know how I’ll go about helping them crush their endgame. What will I do to ensure their success so we’re both celebrating, dancing across the finish line, and high-fiving each other in the end zone, so to speak.
This question is impossible to answer in black and white language in that every client has a unique path.
For example. I can have 10 entrepreneurial clients all chasing the same endgame. Let’s say to build a profitable business.
The road map for each person will be completely different!
Coaching is not paint by numbers.
Clients are human beings with varying degrees of:
- Behavioral style
- Their present state of thinking
- Emotional intelligence
- Hunger (how badly they want it)
To name a few.
Coaching is both an art and science with numerous nuances along the journey of the clients endgame.
Just because someone calls themselves a coach doesn’t ensure they’ll be able to take you to the promised land!
The barrier to entry to become a coach is lower than a limbo bar.
Coaching isn’t paint by numbers.
The successful coach has spent years, decades, etc. investing sweat equity and significant bank to acquire a slather of skills that delivers uber value for their client.
As the prospective client, you need to be aware there is a lot of bad coaching going on out there. Ya, I just said that.
Before you hand over your credit card digits, I implore you to perform due diligence on the coach you’re about to hire.
Coaching is not a paint by numbers exercise where anyone can do it.
It’s more about the client and coach starting with a blank canvas and seeing what magic appears in the process.
The highly skilled coach is curious about the uniqueness of the client in such a way that the client decides which colors of the palette to dip their brush into.
The clients magnum opus will evolve over a natural time and pace based on who they are, who they want to become, and what they want to create.
♫ I still fall on my face sometimes
And I can’t colour inside the lines
‘Cause I’m perfectly incomplete
I’m still working on my masterpiece
And I, I wanna hang with the greats
Got a way to go, but it’s worth the wait
No, you haven’t seen the best of me
I’m still working on my masterpiece ♪♫
What about you? Are you ready to finally focus on your masterpiece?
Feel free to contact me for a complimentary consultation to see if we’ll make a great duet.