Dr. Rita's Blog
"What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other."
-- Roger Bannister
This quote makes me think about how the process of coaching helps make life less difficult.
Here are a few examples:
Coaching helps build confidence. No matter how accomplished we are, any big change such as new leadership or a major new initiative that we've never done before will challenge our confidence.
It gets us out of our own heads. If we are a leader, we are smart and we know how to think. But when our thinking goes into overtime, it creates a hamster wheel in our minds that can tie us up in knots. We become more anxious and less effective than we need to be.
Coaching validates that what we're feeling is normal. When a coach listens in a calm, matter of fact way and says “This is very common” we can relax and climb back up out of our rabbit hole of distress.
It helps us take the time to think. A client I was recently working with said "You asked me questions that made me think, even when I didn't want to. This forced me to get to a point of view that was useful." The fast pace of change puts most of us on auto-pilot, and that prevents us from the thinking required to get to the heart of what matters.
I just love every part of being an executive coach! Being able to help my clients find easier ways to live and work and find more satisfaction in their lives.
To learn more about how one on one coaching or the Women Managers Leadership Development Cohort can help you feel more confident and less stressed reach out to me. I’d love to chat with you.
Or sign up for the next session beginning July 15 at www.WiseLeader.net.
Rita Webster, Ph.D.
The Executive Coach for Women Leaders
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