She looked at me doubtfully when I said, "It's all about you." We were sitting down to explore how coaching could help her. I explained that even though coaching involves the coach and client coming together as equals, what's unique is that the coach is only supporting the client. Which means, it's all about her! Whatever she wants to work on or dive into, we can.
Let's compare this to friendships. If we're friends and you come to me with a problem, you vent and talk about it and after a while, we switch to me and what's going on in my life. I help you with your problem and you help me with my problem. In coaching, it's all about you!
As someone who's always taking care of everyone else, giving advice and solving everyone else's problems, this woman wasn't used to devoting time solely to herself. I reassured her that when you come to me as a client, and I am here in full support of YOU!
Sound pretty great, doesn't it?
A space where you can come to get support on anything you want to change in your life.
My clients think so and I do too! Having a coach is a wonderful gift to myself.
There's a lot of talk about self-care, what we can do to nourish ourselves and keep us from burning out. For me, having a coach is a form of self-care. It's given me a space to work out my thoughts, to figure out what I want to change in my life so I can focus on what's important to me and not waste time on things that don't matter. It's an hour every week or two that's set aside specifically for me to work on reaching my goals. It's a space where I'm fully supported and witnessed without judgment by another trustworthy human being. It's a space where I get to choose if and how I will be held accountable for the changes I make.
So when I say, it's all about you. It really is.
She left our discovery session smiling. With a lightness in her voice she said goodbye and that she's looking forward to next week's session.
Tell me below, have you ever worked with a coach? Why or why not? ❤️