In a previous post, I talked about whether or not you are a candidate to work with a personal development business coach. If you are ready to be held accountable, to collaborate and to co-create with another person, your personal development business coach, then you are quite possibly a good candidate for personal development, or as some call it, self-improvement coaching.
So, you are ready in all these areas. You have started to look for a personal business coach. How do you find a good self-improvement coaching? Quite simply, find someone who understands that they are not the best coach for everyone. This is critical. Let me state that as for myself, I am definitely not the coach for everyone. A good personal development business coach understands the value he can bring when he collaborates with others. And he is specific, not general in his approach.
For example, in my practice, I collaborate with only those people who are already successful in my facets of business and life, or who have been successful and are on their way back. I have found that I work best with those types of clients. I am better with those that have a sense of themselves, their strengths and their vulnerabilities. Find a coach who can specifically identify where they work best. There is no right or wrong here. There truly is a coach for everyone.
The challenge for you as a prospective client is to discover the best fit for you. As your coach I should be providing you in each session tips on self-improvement. For every ten people I interview for coaching I work with two or three. I have a process that takes about four hours and about a week. Both the prospective client and myself are determining together with guidelines and a process if we have the potential to be a good match.
During the qualifying process, the client or myself is free at any time to say, “I don’t think this is going to work.” Very often, either the prospective client or myself will come to the realization that yes, coaching is needed, but that we aren’t a fit. One way I go about doing that is offering my prospective client some tips on self-improvement. If the prospect is excited about them and wants to take action, I know that the odds are more favorable for a good coaching relationship.
After all, when you seek self-improvement coaching, the personal relationship with your coach will determine not only determine your level of enthusiasm but what you are willing to undertake in order to accomplish your goals. If you see the benefits from the tips on self-improvement, but can’t see the relationship as a client, then it is time to step away before you get started.
Let’s say you have found your personal development business coach. Now what? You will start to develop a vision of the future and what you wish to accomplish.
- You will determine your strengths because those are the areas where you can more quickly see personal growth and development in your business and your life.
- You will discover how to strengthen your personal foundation. When you do, you can accomplish much more.
- You will begin to understand the path or pathways that are most conducive to developing your personal foundation and subsequently yourself to take you on the path to accomplishing your vision.
These are three benefits you will see in self-improvement coaching and working with a personal development business coach. There are many more. The key is to start in these areas. Do well in these areas. When you do, you will increase the odds of your self-improvement taking you on a path to make your vision of the future a reality.