Coaching For Your Success
People often look at coaches and mentors as one and the same. Many young women have told me their coaches are mentors and don’t see the difference. Coaches include: athletics, music, voice, dance, riding, acting, communication and many more. In fact, while editing the chapter on mentor and coaches in Realizing A Vision, Your Toolkit For Success, one of our editorial team members didn’t see the difference between a mentor and coach. She considered all of her coaches as mentors. In some instances that happens.
However, it normally isn’t the same person. One main difference is that coaches are paid while mentors volunteer their time.
How Coaching Helps You Become The Best Version Of Yourself
What’s great about a coach is that they will help you set goals, hold you accountable, give you constructive feedback, and encourage you. It will take a special kind of coach to work with your personality and one that will need knowledge about the particular skill you want to perfect or learn. For example a pitch coach will give you specific instructions on how to pitch your business plan to a group of judges. However, he or she will not be able to coach you how to get classmates to follow your lead. That takes a communication coach.
A typical coaching process involves meeting at a predetermined date and time, reviewing what you committed to do in real-life situations, and talking about what you learned. At the end of the meeting a new set of goals will be set to accomplish before the next meeting. Your coach is there to be an encouragement and get you to think about what you can do to improve on your communication skills.
Your Communication Skills Will Influence Your Success In Life
While you are in high school is a perfect time to have a communication coach. Communicating effectively on a one-on-one level is a skill that will help determine your success in life. You’re not going to learn how to connect with other people in school, let alone those who can help you reach your goals. This isn’t your fault!!! In fact, most of us didn’t learn in school the necessary communication skills to build solid relationships. The majority of problems within friendships, school, jobs, and life, in general, could be prevented with upfront, honest, and respectful communication.
For example, a coach will help you:
- See yourself clearly
- Solve performance challenges
- Learn tactics to perfect the skill
- Develop entrepreneur capabilities
- Express yourself clearly verbally and in writing
- Learn the necessary communication skills to build solid relationships
Coaching sessions are for 90-minutes and are on Zoom or Skype. It’s not a one-day session. You’ll need time to practice, show your coach how you are doing, and get suggestions on how to improve or what to do next.
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