Myles H. Smith
We all have dreams: I work with people to help them make their dreams become real.
Each of us want more from our lives. To some that is a better job, a better relationship with our spouse, our children, or those we work with. There are others who want to lead lives that are enriched and embody the epitome of all the things life has to offer. These people want, and are not satisfied with the anything less than the self-empowerment that leads to their being in control – of their lives, their happiness, and their destinies.
This is what coaching, and in particular life and empowerment coaching strives to assist people in achieving – the ability to truly live the extraordinary lives they were meant to live.
Coaches work with people to gain clarity on what is most important to them personally and professionally, and support them in achieving the life the really want and love.
Having a life that one loves starts with gaining clarity on values, enabling more meaningful choices and consistent action. Coaching offers a means for more balance, joy, intimacy, focus, and action in every area of life.
Entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, and people in transition are just some of the people who typically work with a coach. Regardless of their place in life, these people have one thing in common: they are successful, resourceful, and intelligent individuals who want to get more out of their lives.
What professional athlete hasn't used a coach to be the very best they can be? The athlete may be one of the best, and yet he or she understands the value of having someone work directly with them, pointing out what they can't see, encouraging and challenging them to achieve their greatest potential.
Coaching is like having a personal trainer for your life.
Unlike consulting where the consultant tells their client what to do, a Coach listens to the person, asking as many questions as necessary to get all the elements of the issue out in the open. The Coach then continues to work hand-in-hand with the person to a successful resolution of their issues and concerns.
In this "partnering" with the person, the Coach and person work together to implement a plan that not only brings about effective change, they do whatever they can to help the person stay on track and fulfill their plan.
A person's Coach is their trusted advisor who will provide a confidential and safe environment in which the person can explore their issues and agenda.
Have you ever had someone listen - I mean, REALLY listen and pay attention to you and what you have to say? Not just the words, but you really want to say?
That is what a Coach does.