<![CDATA[BEST LIFE COACHING - Career & Business Resources]]>Sun, 26 Jun 2016 09:35:17 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[How Do I Find The Right Coach?]]>Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:37:12 GMThttp://bestlifecoach.info/career--business-resources/how-do-i-find-the-right-coachPicture
1. Finding the ideal coach for you is initially about your gut. You might feel drawn to someone's energy, or engaged by something they say. Or, you may visit a Web site that just "speaks" to you. Use this first impression to determine which potential relationships you'd like to explore further. 

2. Most coaches will offer you a complimentary initial interview or exploratory coaching session. You should be able to use this time to ask whatever questions you may have, or to experience a "laser" coaching demo. Before the call, organize your thoughts, and maybe write out your questions (or pick a coaching topic), so you can optimize your time.

3. Make sure the coach has the ability to work with you in a few different areas of interest, as it's likely the issues and opportunities you address in one area of your life will cross over into most others. For example, if you have a lot of stress at home, and your goal is to start your own business, you'll want to work with someone who's comfortable helping you deal with family/relationship issues as well as your business goals.

4. Look for someone whose methods resonate with you. For example, some coaches incorporate a spiritual element into their practice, while others might use a lot of assessment tools. In my practice, I focus on performance and wellness. I incorporate sports performance techniques, game language, motivational tools, project management methodologies and Eastern and Western spiritual philosophies to address the importance of balance and integration (all elements of a person's life). 

5. Look for someone fun, that you enjoy! In my opinion, when people seek coaching, they are entering an exciting time of adventure and transformation. To honor that, my approach focuses on how much fun you're having. Your fun quotient has serious impact on whatever game of life it is you want to win. A certain amount of fear and uncertainty can accompany change, but bringing joy back into the equation allows us to convert the energy created by these emotions into something productive and powerful.
<![CDATA[What Does A Good Coach Do?]]>Tue, 16 Sep 2014 03:57:43 GMThttp://bestlifecoach.info/career--business-resources/what-does-a-good-coach-doPicture
"A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are."
- Ara Parseghian

A good coach creates a safe, collaborative environment where you will rediscover your ability to manifest desires - create wealth, have your ideal job, bring love into your life, achieve optimal health and well being - live a more fulfilling life. A coach works with you to: 

  1. Become more self aware, identify and clarify goals, see greater possibilities and think bigger.
  2. Develop strong strategies and a solid process for moving towards goals within the desired timeframe.
  3. Build a solid measurement system to identify what is working and what needs to be "tweaked" for optimal performance.
  4. Practice. Repeat the steps required for success using performance techniques to establish mastery.
  5. Address the whole person. An athlete isn't just a physical body, and a CEO isn't just a profit generator. Integration and balance are key to sustaining optimal momentum for manifesting your goals. Balancing each of the important aspects of your life means considering prosperity, relationships, health, and environment to ensure all areas support you. For example, and athlete cannot sustain optimal performance if she neglects her relationship thus introducing conflict into her environment. Similarly, a CEO cannot stay on top of his game, should his stress cause him to compromise his health, self-medicating or foregoing sleep, exercise and nutrition.
  6. Remove obstacles using motivational techniques. Obstacles can include logistics (I don't have enough time or money), confusion (I don't know how to do this), ambivalence (I want to lose weight, but I want to eat the foods I love), and fear (I don't want to get hurt, fail, look bad).
  7. Develop a supportive environment including a network of people to support efforts and sustain growth.