Change takes time. It involves commitment. It involves setbacks. It involves trial and error. Read through the following questions and decide whether you are ready to try coaching and start a coaching partnership.
Readiness – The essential ingredient
This is a question that everyone who is considering coaching should ask themselves – Are you ready? From my experience you will only benefit from coaching if you have an understanding of what issues trouble you and you are ready to invest time and effort to make changes. In order to find solutions, the coaching process explores and investigates sometimes this takes time. Only a potential client’s readiness to devote time and effort to work towards solutions will bring success. As a coach I will guide you; I will support you; I will not climb the slope for you.
For those reading this who have ADHD or ADHD symptoms, further information is available about coaching and readiness on the ADHD coaching page.
So ask yourself these questions:
- Can you specify one or two things you want to change?
- Are you prepared to swap certain patterns of behaviour for new ones?
- Do you feel you are flexible enough to try new approaches in order to make a change?
- Are you willing to invest time, energy, and money into the coaching process to attain the results you desire?
- Will you be honest with yourself regarding how much effort you are putting into the process of trying to change?
- Are you prepared to ask for help and support from others?
If you responded yes to most of these questions, have a quick look at what you can gain from coaching:
Coaching will help you:
- Discover and identify your weaknesses and strengths
- Determine realistic goals
- Learn how to prioritise
- Help you identify and remove obstacles preventing your progress
- Build a support structure to manage time and fulfil commitments
- Improve organisation skills
- Teach you how to use self-talk to build self awareness
- Arrange a more efficient and productive life style and environment
- Attain and maintain control
Coaching needs from you:
- To know that coaching is not a substitution for therapy or medication.
- To be ready
- To understand – there are no quick fix solutions.
- To be aware that only commitment and sustained effort will bring about success.
If after reading this you feel you are open and ready and can commit to change, please read on through the pages on my site.
As mentioned, potential clients who have ADHD and Executive Functioning deficits, please also read through the section on ADHD coaching.
Open Minds Open Doors