Professional Coaching: It’s Not Therapy
Posted March 21st, 2014 by Carroll King Schuller
Professional coaching is not a therapeutic endeavor. It’s about strategy-building and preparing yourself for the things you want in life. You can think of me at Organic Blueprints as more of your personal athletic coach; I’m on the sidelines helping people “practice” and develop the skills they need to find a new job and create the life they want. It’s important to do some strength-finding while keeping in mind what you’re passionate about. Then, you can start to make a plan about where you might fit in the workplace. For example, if a player is on the football field and decides to run left, he has to take certain obstacles into consideration. Or, a volleyball player might discover, with the help of her coach, that holding her arm in a slightly different manner will increase the accuracy of her serve.
As a professional life coach, it’s my job to let you manage your life and make the decisions about which route to run on the field and how to serve the ball into the court. Coaching is about helping people “practice” finding their skills and strengths so that they are prepared to compete when they enter the job market. Coaches anticipate what their players will need in order to prepare. I can help you develop a strategy that allows you to meet your goals and enhance your career. As always, practice makes perfect and I can provide assignments that encourage clients to put the work in and commit to action.
Professional coaching works because it holds the individual to a certain degree of accountability and encourages them to undertake a challenge to do something better. Employees can’t wait for their managers to mentor them; they need to search out their own opportunities for growth, and this is attainable with the assistance of a “coach.”