It starts with accepting that you have gaps in your knowledge … about your life, your career or your business. Acknowledging that you don’t know everything!
Secondly, if you are considering working with a coach, there are three other characteristics you should display.
- Motivated by a fierce desire to learn and grow … to change.
- Prepared to have your belief systems challenged.
- Consider your personal and career development using a coach, as an investment
When it comes to choosing a coach, there are characteristics you should be looking for:
- Integrity in everything is the first skill your coach should exhibit.
If you’re looking for a manager, find someone energetic, intelligent and has integrity.
If he hasn’t got the third, don’t.[The same applies to a lifestyle, career or a business coach.]
Said at Warren Buffet’s recent Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting at Omaha.
When it comes to choosing a coach, there are other characteristics you should be looking for:
- A toolbox of personal skills and experience that can be adapted to produce a plan, that meets your needs; but coupled with a flexibility by the coach to discuss possible solutions effectively.
- Strategic fit – someone you are comfortable to work with
- A coach who isn’t focussed on themselves – rather someone who is comfortable developing relationships, exhibiting an understanding of your unique needs, focussed on facilitating your learning – someone you feel comfortable with in your interaction … someone you trust to empower you to become the best you can be.
A successful coach is someone who has a high level of emotional intelligence, is self-aware without being overpowering, outwardly-focused, and is able to put others first. They have the qualities, in other words, to facilitate your personal develop and to empower you as a leader, to coach you to achieve excellence!
Considering engaging a Coach?
We offer a free consultation – talking before walking.
Contact me, Laurie Vogt, to set up a meeting – 082 302 8229
Get to know THE BIZ COACH – www.thebizcoach.co.za