Coaching is most effective when it is part of a long-term plan to help an individual or team achieve their goals. In order for coaching to be effective, there must be a clear understanding of the individual or team’s goals, as well as a plan to help them achieve those goals. Additionally, coaching should be tailored to the individual or team’s specific needs and abilities.
If an individual or team is experiencing one or more of the following eight problems, then it may be a good time to consider whether they need coaching:
1. Lack of clarity about their goals.
2. Confusion about what actions to take to achieve their goals.
3. Difficulty setting and achieving realistic goals.
4. Unrealistic expectations about their ability to achieve their goals.
5. Difficulty getting along with others.
6. Feelings of incompetence or helplessness.
7. Lack of confidence in their ability to achieve their goals.
8. Feeling like they are stuck.
If any of the above problems are present, then it may be a good time to consider whether coaching can help. Depending on the severity of the issue, a coach may be able to provide guidance and support in order to help the individual or team reach their goals.
Sometimes you just feel that your life needs a change. Then the question arises: Can I do it alone or can I get help? Coach Ulrike Krasemann explains when coaching makes sense.
There are moments in life when it feels like you can’t go forward or backward. The job stagnates, the partnership languishes and a wave of inner dissatisfaction is spreading. And once this dissatisfaction has set in, it’s hard to get rid of it. The stress level rises and the problems multiply – tension and irritability increase.
This is exactly where coaching can be useful. Because “problems can never be solved with the same mindset that created them” – according to Albert Einstein! With the support of a coach, you start exactly where you have not progressed so far. Do your personal check-up and use our criteria to check whether you need coaching:
1. You’re on the hamster wheel
The hamster wheel is a spinning toy that is popular with children and young adults. It’s designed to be fun and stimulating, and it’s often used as a way to keep people occupied. The wheel is made out of plastic or metal, and it usually has four or six spokes. The hub of the wheel is usually made out of metal or plastic, and it’s where the wheel’s spokes connect. The wheel is usually round, but it can also be shaped in other ways. There are usually two or four buttons on the hub that children can push to make the wheel spin.
When you’ve been unhappy for weeks (or even months), spinning in circles and your own efforts haven’t gotten you any further, you need someone to turn the hamster wheel for you. So that you have the chance to look at the situation from a different angle.
2. Your glass is always half empty
There is always something to be pessimistic about in life. Whether it’s the weather, the world, or people in general, it seems like everything is always against us. But that’s why we need to keep our spirits high, and try to look on the bright side. And that’s what I try to do, especially when it comes to life. Even though things can be tough, I try to remember that there’s always something good waiting for me. And that’s why I always take things with a grain of salt, and view life through a glass half full.
If you only see “enemies” around you and feel attacked by everything and everyone, you are most likely in the problem film. The others are always to blame. This is where it can be useful to have a coach by your side who can gently pull you out of a tight spot so that your perspective can broaden.
3. You sleep badly
I cannot sleep well. I toss and turn all night long and it’s really starting to wear on me. I’ve tried different methods of sleeping, but nothing seems to work. I’m starting to think that maybe there’s something wrong with me.
Even when you are asleep, you can no longer properly recharge and regenerate – you wake up exhausted. The issues that concern you are omnipresent. You just can’t get out of the thought carousel that plays ping pong with you even at night. Coaching supports you in sorting your thoughts and exploring your needs – so that you gradually regain your strength.
4. You are faced with an important decision
Your boss asks you to work late one night to finish a project.
The decision is whether to stay late or go home. You weigh the pros and cons of staying versus going. The pros of staying include the chance to finish the project and get paid for your hard work. The cons of staying include the possibility of getting sick or getting behind on your other work. The decision is a tough one, but the pros of staying outweigh the cons. You decide to stay late.
A new challenge is just around the corner and you’re unsure whether to accept it. Maybe you’ve been putting it off for weeks and putting yourself under more and more pressure to make a decision? A coach supports you in analyzing the situation and recognizing new perspectives.
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5. You’re annoying
I can’t stand you. You’re always messing everything up. You’re always asking for things and then not following through. You’re always talking and not listening. You’re just a pain in the neck.
You’ve been telling your friends the same story for months. And slowly they are at their wit’s end. Their advice won’t get you anywhere. Not only your friends are annoyed. You are too. From yourself. Time to hire a neutral person who will serve as a guide and show you new perspectives through clever questions.
6. You are in repeat mode
Six is a very special number because it is the sum of five and one. This means that it is a prime number and has a lot of mathematical properties that make it very useful. For example, six is the smallest number that is both a composite number (made up of two other numbers) and a prime number. Additionally, six is the only number that is the sum of two squares (two different numbers that are both multiplied by themselves).
You always find yourself in similar situations that usually lead to the same results – it doesn’t matter whether it’s professional or private. If you want to find out how you can free yourself from the “ghost train”, then book a coach who will open your eyes carefully.
7. You want to face your issues
I’ve been avoiding facing my issues for a while now. I’ve been putting them off because I’m scared of what might happen. I’m scared of what might happen if I talk about them, or if I try to solve them. But I’m tired of living in fear. I’m tired of not being able to do things because I’m afraid of what might happen. I’m tired of feeling like I can’t control my life. I’m tired of not being able to make choices because I’m afraid of the consequences. So I’m going to face my issues. I’m going to talk to my therapist. I’m going to try to solve my problems. And I’m going to be okay.
You finally want to understand your motives, emotions and inner drivers because they are an important key to change. And you want to install an early warning system to react more calmly in sticky situations that usually drive you nuts. Just the right moment to hire a coach to navigate you through the thicket.
8. You finally want to “arrive”
You have worked so hard to get here and now that you are finally here, you can’t help but feel a little bit anxious. You are so excited to be starting your new chapter in life and to start making the changes you have been dreaming of. You are ready to start living the life you have always wanted.
If you’ve been looking for inner freedom and inner peace all your life and you finally want to “arrive” – with yourself – and you have no idea where to start, then it can be useful to have an experienced guide by your side who puts a map and compass in your hand.
Important: You will not receive any advice during coaching. Instead, a good coach will activate your self-efficacy and support you in achieving your goals. A prerequisite for this is the will to change. Because the answer to all your questions always lies within yourself.
I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy going for walks, cooking, and spending time outdoors. I am a loving person and I would do anything for those I love.
”What problems can coaching help with?”
Executive coaching helps you think differently to get “unstuck” from any situation. Coaching focuses on building greater self-sufficiency for sustained value beyond the engagement. Choosing a coach you trust to support AND challenge you is how to maximize the value.
Coaching can help with a variety of problems, including:
-Confidence and motivation
-Coaching can also help with problem solving, goal setting, and decision making.
When should coaching be used?
Coaching is frequently used to assist individuals as they prepare for or move into new assignments, improve work habits, adapt to a changing environment or overcome specific obstacles. See Coaching in the Workplace: It’s Different from Traditional Managing.
Coaching should be used when there is a problem that needs to be solved. It can be used in many different ways, including when the individual is not meeting their goals, when the individual is feeling overwhelmed, or when the individual does not have the tools or knowledge to solve the problem on their own.
How would you know if your coaching is effective?
Coachability is evident in someone’s openness to coaching, follow through on agreements—including the agreement to meet with their coach, receptivity to feedback, ability to reflect and see their own growth areas and strengths, and willingness to take risks.
When coaching is effective, it produces desired outcomes in the client’s life. Coaching can be assessed in a number of ways, but the most reliable way to determine if coaching is effective is to measure the client’s life outcomes. Outcomes can be measured in a number of ways, but some of the most reliable measures include:
1) Changes in personal attitudes and behaviors
2) Changes in relationships
3) Changes in work or task performance
4) Changes in self-esteem or self-confidence
5) Changes in physical health
6) Changes in life satisfaction
7) Changes in life stress levels
8) Changes in life satisfaction with life
9) Changes in life satisfaction with work
10) Changes in life satisfaction with relationships
11) Changes in life satisfaction with life goals
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What are the 7 steps of coaching?
Assessing the current situation. This helps identify the obstacles and what is holding the client back. Creative brainstorming. Honing goals. Initiating options. Evaluating options. Valid action plan. Encouraging momentum.
1. Understand your client’s goals
2. Define what success looks like
3. Set attainable goals
4. Help your client develop a action plan
5. Encourage your client to be persistent
6. Offer support and feedback
7. Celebrate successes
How do you address a problem with a coach?
State your concerns, listen and keep an open mind. State your concern in a straightforward and nonjudgmental manner, sticking to the facts. For example, blurting out, “Jasmine doesn’t have much playing time, and she thinks you don’t like her,” will only put the coach on the defensive.
If you have a problem with your coach, the best way to address it is to speak to them directly. You can do this in a number of ways, such as through email, text, or in person. It is important to be clear about what the problem is, and to be respectful of your coach’s time.