Your Coach will support you in the following ways:
Encourages you to set challenging and inspiring goals for your life.
Believes you can do it!
Expects the best form you and knows you can meet the expectation.
Explores options with you.
Helps to generate action steps that work for you
Keeps you moving forward.
Celebrates your accomplishments along the way.
Delights in the positive results you get for yourself.
A typical coaching conversation will have several characteristics:
•The focus is on knowing what you want to get out of the conversation. You set a goal for the session. “By the end of this conversation I would like to _______________.”
•Your coach asks many questions, sometimes powerful questions, that get you to thinking deeply about what’s going on what what’s important. Some of these questions may be ones you’ve never considered before or dared to ask yourself
•A fair amount of clarification occurs during the conversation. Communication can be a slippery beast and you can expect that your coach never to assume too much. Your coach listens intently, digs deeply and probes endlessly.
•The coaching conversation involves a strong call to action, but this doesn’t always mean you identify a full blown plan. The action may be that you need to explore more options, do some more research or even reflect more on the issue at hand. But the call to action ensures that your move yourself and your thinking forward.
•The focus is fully on your current agenda, with the context of your life and ministry. If you decide that the burning priority in life is perfecting about parenting, your marriage, your health or even our golf swing, then that will be the focus until you choose to move to another aspect of your life. But because coaching tends to highlight the connections—or lack of them—in your whole life, you are likely to change your agenda fairly frequently for yourself when other priorities take over.