In this episode of the Soar Higher podcast, I discuss frequently asked questions about working with a business coach alongside my colleague, Rob Johnson. Together, we discuss common obstacles in working with a business coach and how business coaching can help you overcome personal and professional barriers.
Challenges Establishing Trust
Trust is a crucial element of any relationship, business or otherwise. Without trust, building rapport and establishing a foundation for effective communication is difficult. For some people, trust comes easily. They are able to readily open up to others and share their innermost thoughts and feelings. For others, trust is more elusive. They may have had bad experiences in the past that have made them guarded and hesitant to let others in. Whatever the reason, some people simply find it more difficult to trust others.
When it comes to working with a business coach, this can be a sizeable barrier. After all, coaching is all about open and honest communication. To get the most out of coaching, clients need to feel comfortable sharing their challenges, goals, and fears with their coach. Otherwise, the coaching process will be significantly hindered. If you struggle with trust, it is important to be aware of this before you begin working with a coach. By doing so, you can be prepared to work through any trust issues. With time and patience, you will likely find you can develop a trusting relationship with your coach to pave the way for a successful coaching experience.
As a business coach, I often find people are their worst enemies. They get up every day, go to their jobs or businesses, and are critical of themselves. We all have insecurities, so it’s important to provide an environment where people can talk about things without judgment. As a leader, you go through different things and want what a coach can give you, but the lack of understanding about all those dynamics can prevent you from connecting with the right one. We all can be our best selves, but we need to learn how to let go of our negative thoughts and judgments to do so. With the right coaching, anyone can overcome challenges and reach their full potential.
Establishing Your Vision
Comparing yourself to others is only natural, especially when it comes to success. After all, nobody wants to be left behind while everyone else moves forward. However, it’s important to remember success is relative. What’s important to someone else might not matter as much for you, and vice versa. Instead of comparing yourself to others, focus on your journey and what it takes to succeed on your own terms. Define what success means to you. This means having an understanding of what’s important to you as the end result of what you’re doing day in and day out. Then, it’s essential put your head down and get to work. This takes time, patience, and discipline. If you stay focused on your own goals, you’ll be much more likely to achieve the level of success you’re striving for.
On this episode of the Soar Higher podcast, we answer these common situations we encounter in our work as business coaches. If you’re considering hiring a business coach, get in touch with us to learn more about how coaching can help you achieve your professional and personal goals.