Are you wondering what you should be prepared for as a new coach? Are there challenges along the way? What should you expect?
Or maybe you’ve been coaching for a while now but you’ve lost your mojo? What can you do? How do you enable success and what behaviours do you want to start and what to continue for quality coaching that will always be in demand?
One size doesn’t fit all but there are ways in which you can support your progress and growth as a coach. Start by having realistic expectations. Real success doesn’t happen overnight. Be prepared to work with focus, drive and determination. Specify goals that you want to achieve. If you are ready to stay committed, you can expect to see results and celebrate success.
What approach should you adopt? What is the secret to staying sharp as a coach?
We wanted to share with you a few ideas we know from our experience of working in the coaching profession for over 12 years. These are also some of the best approaches adopted by our graduates and new coaches to ensure the consistent quality of their coaching services. We also know that no success can ever be achieved without other people and the following recommendations reflect this. They’re also aligned to current trends and thinking that entrepreneurs are embracing all over the world. So these are also the most up-to-date and best strategies for 2015:
- Be professional, relevant and take every opportunity to grow as a coach and take your coaching to the next level (What is the next level for you?)
- Continue to learn as a coach, attend courses, expand your knowledge and have access to regular practice sessions
- Enhance your current skill set as having a safe place to practice and network with other coach
- Be a part of a group that is as passionate about quality coaching as you are, stay connected, active and purposeful with your approach. Being a part of a community of coaches, remember to get and give.
- Have access to thought leadership around coaching that will educate, support and contribute to your growth and learning. In fact never stop learning.
- Surround yourself with others who understand your path, will inspire you, encourage you and will help you stay on track
- Be active, reach out and ask questions.
If you are planning to start or bring your coaching practice to a brand new level in 2015, consider your connections, people who are close to you, who can become an invaluable support in the next 12 months. Do purposeful research and create a clear action plan that will enable you to identify specifically what support you need and where it is going to come from. Be prepared to ask for help and to offer help every step of the way. Stepping out and showing up will make a real difference for you and your business this year.
Think and plan but don’t stop there. Your action is required. Through active communication and researching opportunities you’ll discover the best sources of professional and quality support for you. Understand clearly what you expect from your network of allies and be present where and when the action takes place. In other words, 2015 is the year of Network Intelligence that if developed can make a significant difference for you and your business.
What enables us to understand coaches?
At PSG we have a proven track record in developing successful quality coaches. Whether you’re a newcomer to coaching or you’re an existing coach looking to move up to (or remain at) a quality professional standard, at PSG we have the experience to understand the needs of coaches at every stage of their development. We bring and develop quality and help empower coaches to achieve more.
That’s why we designed a Membership Programme – the Quality Coaching Circle
The Quality Coaching Circle (QCC) provides you with everything you need to stay at the top of your game as a coach. It’s been designed to advance your learning and practice as a coach.
The information available online, as well as through webinars and QCC meetings is updated regularly to ensure that the value delivered to members is of the highest quality. Some of the topics include: running a coaching business, current trends and thinking, leadership, entrepreneurship, best practices, science, people development, adult behaviour and many more.
Being a member you can benefit from regular online support (for standard members) with access to articles, videos, group discussions and shared insights as well as monthly meetings (for premium members). The PSG quality learning agenda – working on knowing, doing and being.
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