Why Does Coaching Work?

Life coaching…Career coaching…Executive Coaching…does it actually work?

There are a lot of personal and professional development tools out there, so why choose life coaching, career coaching or executive coaching?

Because it works!

I love books.  I’ve read probably a couple of hundred different development books.  Books are great.  BUT, they don’t always translate into concrete action.

And I’m a big fan of training courses.  After all I am a mindfulness and corporate trainer.  But the truth is the best training in the world is pretty useless if the participants don’t follow through and apply what they’ve learned.

Coaching is different.

It’s all about putting energy into action, so you start to see concrete results.

The coaching process is designed to help you hold yourself accountable.  And there is nothing like accountability to increase the likelihood and speed of your success.

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”
― C.G. Jung

So if life coaching, career coaching and executive coaching are all about taking action – and they are – then they are also about getting rid of the blocks that prevent you from taking action.

Some common ones are time or money.  “I could write the next great American novel if only I had more time.”

Sound familiar?

There’s another category of blocks that are sneaky because they’re not as obvious.  Maybe I like sneaky, because these blocks are my favorites to tackle!

I’m talking about mindfulness blocks.

  • Limited beliefs that you’ve taken on over the years.
  • Assumptions and inferences about what is or isn’t possible for you.
  • A particularly deep-rooted and powerful feeling that you’re just not good enough.

These are just some of the inner blocks that may unconsciously hold you back from moving forward.  Coaching does a great job of ferreting them out and getting rid of them.

(Watch me explain what a mindfulness block is for the Austin, Texas based University of Texas Professional Development Center.)

Your thoughts are powerful. They can shape and define your life for better or worse.

Really good life coaching, career coaching or executive coaching helps you recognize the limiting patterns of your mind and reframe your negative thinking.  And once you do that, it’s really rather magical how more opportunities tend to show up in your life.

The truth is those opportunities were always there, but your lens just needed a little polishing in order to see them more clearly. As your life or career coach, I help you clean your lens so you can take full advantage of all the opportunities you have available to you.

And when you do that, you are living a full and satisfying life!

Still wondering “does coaching work and is it right for me?”

Click here to take a quick two-minute survey that I think will help clarify the decision for you.

You can also contact me, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about coaching in general and the True North coaching process specifically.