Coaches come with all sorts of training and backgrounds. As a result, they can provide varying types of services to you. Most coaches should:
— Support and challenge you.
— Help you better understand your strengths and areas for improvement.
— Talk with you (and possibly assess) your values and purpose.
— Help you create a developmental plan.
— Maintain confidentiality.
— Serve as a sounding board.
— Broaden your perspectives by providing an additional viewpoint and serving as a devil’s advocate.
Perhaps the most important benefit to developing a relationship with a coach is to help you build self-awareness. A coach that uses experiential and reflective processes that will enable you to increase your awareness, learn your internal obstacles so you can lead from the inside out. To be aware of your blind spots, and know how and why you reacted to a certain situation the way you did; to not have doubt, to lead with confidence not with arrogance and to know the difference.
Lead- From the inside out
The only thing we fully control is ourselves: our mindset, our behavior, and our response to things as they happen. The more we investigate inside ourselves, the more impact that has on people and events around us. It only makes sense to take a really long look at ourselves. What’s working, and what’s not, what is good things we could continue or what we would like to change or be different.