1. You will set far better goals that motivate you.
Your coach will help you to identify and set the goals that you really want, not the
shoulds, pipedreams and goals of your parents or society. Your coach will help you
clarify your personal values, so that you have something really solid on which to
develop your goals. When your goals are based on the things you value most, they
are more naturally motivating.
2. Accomplish goals, tasks and projects much more quickly.
You can learn how to be far more effective, efficient and productive in everything that
3. Make fewer mistakes in your business life or in your personal life.
With a coach, you don't have to learn everything from your mistakes. This takes too
long and is expensive! Mistakes are more costly nowadays what with the greater
pace of change. Your coach will keep an eye on you and help you make better
decisions, reducing the risk of mistakes. Working with a coach can be like taking out
insurance against making mistakes!
4. Move up to the next level of your professional and personal life.
Almost everybody is moving up a ladder of some sort - business success, personal
development, awareness and emotional balance, for example. Your coach can help
you see where you are right now and point out ways to grow and get where you want
to get to. Or, if you're not even on the ladder, the coach can guide you to the right
one, or at least the one that's leaning against the right wall, and help you get started
on your path (please excuse the mixed metaphors!).
5. Reduce the number of problems you have and better resolve those that are
The first step in solving a problem is to ask yourself why you have this problem at all.
The second step is to ask yourself why you have problems at all. The third step is to
get on track to having no problems - being a Problem Free Zone (PFZ). This is not a
joke. Being a PFZ is becoming even more important along the path of sustainable
success. Life's too short and problems are too expensive.
6. Make more money in your career, profession or business.
Clients don't keep paying their coaches just for the fun of it. Although money isn't
everything, coaching can help you to improve the financial bottom line. You can work
with your coach on, for example, getting a raise, choosing a better career, starting a
business, improving profitability, adding more value to your customers, proper
pricing, productivity and more.
7. You'll be a lot happier and this happiness will last.
Coaches know how to help you to reduce stress, integrate all aspects of your life,
simplify or downshift, and reorient around what makes you the happiest. What good
is increased productivity and profitability if you're not happy?
8. You'll be much more effective and influential with others: family, business
and personal relationships.
A coach can help you to come across better, relate well with others, listen
aggressively, influence, coach, motivate and support others.
9. You'll become much more attractive to others - on the inside and on the
Selling, as a profession and as a proven technique/process, is having to change
dramatically. Why? Because humans are getting better at choosing for themselves
and buying better. Humans will respond less to advertising and selling techniques
and instead be drawn to a product or service and they will be more likely drawn
because of who is offering the product or service. This process has been called
attraction - and it's real. It works. And it will replace much of the promotion, marketing,
selling, seducing and other very expensive budget items. Attraction is the next
generation of selling and the well-trained coach can help you and your business get
on this track immediately.
10. You'll have a better life, not just a better lifestyle.
The term Quality of Life has become overused in the past few years, but the trend of
seeking to create a much better life is accelerating. In fact, people are re-examining
what they had assumed that a good life was (married, 2.3 kids, nice car, secure job,
4 weeks of vacation a year) and are now creating their own life, often breaking the
rules and flying in the face of conventional wisdom in the process.
"Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Coach", by the late Thomas J. Leonard, Founder of Coachville.
Success @ Work and Home
Lillie Dulaney Life and Professional Coach
Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Coach
|Lillie Dulaney, Life & Professional Coach
Chicago, Illinois, 60602
|"Lillie is a true life coach.
She tailored-made a plan for
me and helped me develop
realistic processes that
assisted me in tackling life’s
challenges. I very quickly
saw results in all areas of
my life – in personal and
interactions with my
students, dealings with
colleagues and in my
friendships. I highly
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