You have a great idea, you might have a plan, but you have no idea how to get there.  Or try this on, you have a clear goal and a clear plan, but no unbiased, non-judgmental support.  Some have asked, “Do I need a coach?”  Let’s face it, we live in a competitive world.  There are a lot of ideas thrown out there about things that will make us happy.  Many are on a quest to get the car, relationship, or job that proves their status, all of which must be shared on social media, so others know they’ve “made it.”  If you don’t have a laundry list of post-worthy accomplishments for Facebook or Twitter, you might feel there is something wrong with you.  Based on that others might wonder, “Do I need a coach?”

No one “needs a coach.”  Most executives and professionals can go through the motions, communicate, work, and get by just fine.  Coaching is for those who want more than the average; those who want to excel.  To put it simply, coaching is for those who “want a coach.”  You can read how Fly High Coaching is coaching for the brave ones, in a previous post.  If you find your self still wondering, “Do I need a coach,” consider the three questions below.

1. Are you ready to go from functional to optimal?  

Do you want to take it to the next level?  Is the “good enough” status quo not serving you anymore?  If you answered yes, to these questions then you are on the right track.  Coaching is about getting the things that you really want by reaching your goals.  The process stretches you outside of your comfort zone and you might even need to take some risks.  Coaching is for those wanting to reach their peak, get there and then shoot for a new peak!

2. Do you want a supportive environment?  

If supportive environment is synonymous with mushy stories and Kumbaya moments, know that coaching can be so much more than that.  Sure, depending on the situation, working with a coach can feel like a deep, cathartic experience.  But know that the basis of a supportive, coaching environment is a safe space where you can talk to someone who has no judgment about your thoughts, actions and desires.  They will not be offering endless advice, instead it will be your time grow, thrive, and shine.

3. Is clarity key?  

How clear are you about your ambitions?  What does success mean to you?  Coaching allows you to explore aspects of your life, career, and relationships under a different lens.  Seeing things from another perspective can increase your clarity and resolve.  With the help of a coach, you get crystal clear on what you want and create a plan to get it.  A concise vision is one of the first steps towards attaining anything.
Take a moment to sit with your answers to the previous questions.

If you answered yes to all of the questions, how could you turn “Do I need a coach?” to “Do I want a coach?”  Wanting something is so much more empowering than needing something.  If you want a coach, I invite you to contact us today for a FREE Vision of Success Session.

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Porschia Parker-Griffin

Porschia Parker-Griffin is a Certified Professional Coach, Business Consultant, and Founder of Fly High Coaching. When she is not coaching, Porschia enjoys traveling, cooking, and working with animals.
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