What Will We Do?
First, Let’s talk – You need to find out if you like talking with me and if you trust me. I want to answer whatever questions you have about the coaching process. We can talk about purpose, schedules, goals, and costs.
After we talk about your questions, I want to give you a free coaching appointment so you experience the coaching process. We can do this in person, if you are in the Shreveport-Bossier City area, or over the telephone, where most coaching is conducted.
I will send you a copy of the coaching agreement, with policies and costs in writing. Then you decide what you would like to do.
The formal coaching process:
- Before our first formal “fee based” call, I will ask you to fill out a personal information form. This information on your goals, values, current status, and perceived obstacles will give me an introduction to you, and put us ahead on our first call.
- The coaching appointment may be face to face or over the phone and will normally last 50 minutes to an hour, typically 2 to 3 times a month. In that call, I will partner with you to clarify your vision and values, create a focus, dialog about possibilities, then move toward needed action steps. I serve as an accountability partner and make observations about mismatches in your actions compared to your values. Also, I may give you a stretch request if I see you could be moving more quickly. I encourage appropriate risk taking.
- We will talk about what keeps you motivated. Most people don’t need more information. They need more motivation.
- At other times in the month, we may communicate briefly on emails or “spot calls” with short discussions and clarifications.