What to Expect When You Work With a Coach: Unlocking Your Potential

Jun 3, 2024 | In the Media, Podcasts, Professional Coaching, Videos

By:  Susan Guthrie

With Special Guest Jenny Stevens, Coach

In our fast-paced world, it’s easy to feel stuck or overwhelmed. Whether you’re facing personal challenges, professional roadblocks, or navigating a major life transition like divorce, working with a coach can be a game-changer. In the latest episode of the Divorce & Beyond podcast, Susan Guthrie welcomes back the Champion of Change, Jenny Stevens, who shares her insights on how coaching can help you move forward. In this blog post, we’ll explore what you can expect when you work with a coach and the benefits of having a coach by your side.

What to Expect When You Work With a Coach

1. Clarity and Goal Setting

One of the first things you’ll do with a coach is gain clarity on your goals. A coach will help you identify what you truly want to achieve, both in the short term and long term. This process often involves self-reflection and honest conversations about your values, desires, and fears.

2. Customized Action Plans

Once your goals are clear, your coach will work with you to develop a customized action plan. This plan will include specific steps you need to take to move closer to your objectives. A good coach will break down your goals into manageable tasks, making it easier for you to take action and maintain momentum.

3. Accountability

One of the most significant benefits of working with a coach is accountability. Your coach will hold you accountable for following through on your commitments. Regular check-ins and progress reviews ensure that you stay on track and make consistent progress toward your goals.

4. Support and Encouragement

Coaching provides a supportive environment where you can discuss your challenges and successes openly. Your coach will offer encouragement, celebrate your wins, and help you navigate setbacks. This support can be invaluable, especially during difficult times.

5. Skills and Strategies

A coach can equip you with the skills and strategies needed to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. This might include time management techniques, communication skills, or stress reduction methods. The practical tools you gain from coaching can have a lasting impact on your life.

6. Perspective and Insight

Sometimes, we get so close to our problems that we can’t see the bigger picture. A coach offers a fresh perspective and insightful feedback, helping you view your situation from different angles. This new perspective can lead to breakthroughs and innovative solutions.

The Benefits of Working With a Coach

1. Improved Self-Awareness

Working with a coach can help you develop a deeper understanding of yourself. You’ll gain insights into your strengths, weaknesses, and patterns of behavior. This increased self-awareness is a crucial step toward personal growth and development.

2. Enhanced Confidence

As you achieve your goals and overcome challenges, your confidence will naturally increase. A coach helps you build on your successes and learn from your failures, fostering a sense of empowerment and self-belief.

3. Better Decision-Making

With a clear vision and a solid action plan, you’ll find it easier to make informed decisions. Coaching helps you weigh your options, consider potential outcomes, and choose the best course of action.

4. Greater Resilience

Life is full of ups and downs, but coaching can help you develop resilience. You’ll learn how to bounce back from setbacks, adapt to change, and maintain a positive outlook even in tough times.

5. Achieving Work-Life Balance

Many people struggle to balance their professional and personal lives. A coach can help you prioritize your non-negotiables and create a harmonious balance that supports your overall well-being.

6. Personal and Professional Growth

Ultimately, coaching is about growth. Whether you’re looking to advance in your career, improve your relationships, or enhance your overall quality of life, a coach can guide you on your journey of continuous improvement.

Listen to the Episode

If you’re curious about how coaching can help you move forward, don’t miss the latest episode of the Divorce & Beyond podcast. Susan Guthrie and Jenny Stevens discuss the top signs that you need a coach and delve into the transformative power of coaching. Jenny also shares her personal journey through significant life events, emphasizing the importance of self-awareness and choosing joy.

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Tune in now on your favorite podcast platform and take the first step toward unlocking your potential!

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