When Is the Right Time to Work with a Coach?
Before I personally knew about coaching, I imagined two distinct scenarios:
- Your life has fallen apart, and you feel lost emotionally, like in the movies “Eat Love Pray” or “Strayed”(I love both of those films!). I imagine finding a life coach dressed in flowy white clothes with an aura of peace and serenity and walking with him or her through this amazing garden with thousands of flowers while bantering about the meaning of life.
- You are a successful executive and your company is very invested in you so they pay for the best coach in the country. This super coach pushes you towards new heights of success beyond anything you could have imagined.
Now I know a lot better and definitely feel there is an ideal time to come to a coach.
The Fresh Graduate
You are ready to crush it in the corporate world…or not. Resume, Linkedin, interview strategy, salary negotiations, all of it is daunting to you. A coach can make all the difference and help you land your dream job.
You are in a nine-to-five job but can’t handle it anymore. You dream of the day you can quit. But you need a plan to replace your income. Perfect timing to hire a coach!
You are a freelancer, consultant, or online business owner. You may have been one for multiple years. But you can’t seem to break through and finally hit constant 6-figures. Even worse, you have no system and just try your best to get clients. You may be in such bad shape that you had to return to work, either full-time or as a contractor.
The Stuck One
You don’t know how to move forward. You lack strategy and feel unproductive during your workdays or in your next career move. You are open to different options but need some support to figure things out.
You thought things were going well until…they stopped progressing. Your boss just won’t give you a promotion to the position you so desire, but keeps putting it off, promising you two will discuss it…