Are you stuck?
You’re not alone. We all get stuck sometimes. We wander off the path and get lost. It’s normal. The demanding world in which we live can blur vision and side-track our goals.
That’s where a coach comes in.
Your coach will help you create your personal definition of success. Together you’ll figure out how to achieve it. The coach is your motivator, encourager, and accountability director.
Coaches help you formulate strategies to overcome challenges and get moving toward your goals again. There’s no judgment, no anxiety, no stress. Just quick results.
WHY YOU NEED A COACH
Taking your career to its next level or launching a unique project can seem overwhelming. Many people find it difficult to make a decision and overcome roadblocks in meeting goals, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Not when you have a coach.
Hiring a coach can be one of the best professional and personal decisions you could make.
Coaches help you move closer to your goals, milestone by milestone. You learn how to unlock your potential and accomplish everything you set out to achieve. Coaches aren’t there to be an adviser or mentor, although many coaches are also the subject matter expert you want to help you in your career.
HOW COACHING WORKS
Coaches help you identify you they show up in the world and determine where you want to go. Unlike therapists who help you work through your past, coaches keep you focused in the present so that you can take action for your future.
Working with a coach is not unlike looking in a mirror. The mirror’s reflection shows how you appear to others, but then there’s the real you as well. A coach will help you see both sides of yourself – your reflection and your reality – and your coach will guide you in developing the image you want to create.
Similarly, the pen nib is a perfect reflection of its two sides – a mirror image of itself that comes together as a single entity for a purpose: expression of self. Change the nib pressure or the angle, and the outcome is different.
Change your attitude in how you show up in life, and your outcome will be different too.
LIFE & LEADERSHIP
Life and leadership choices depend on your attitude as well.
The way you show up and engage in every one of your daily situations determines whether you’ll be able to quiet the negative voices keeping you from moving forward. When you discover how the quiet the negative thoughts, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you meet your goals and make your dreams come true.
Your engagement in life and leadership is similar to the line that a pen draws. Your chosen path depends on your responsiveness to the pen’s nib or how you respond to what’s going on in your life.
In a sense, that’s what coaching does for you.
As your coach, I am responsive to your agenda, and I’ll guide you in exerting pressure in the life and leadership areas you select. Your ink line may be thin and light or bold and confident, but ultimately, the line you draw is your choice. I help you clarify and refine your goals, overcome hurdles in reaching them, and appear on your page the way you want to be read.
I provide life & leadership coaching services for clients who:
- Take on a new leadership role
- Are expanding an area of their business
- Seek to build confidence
- Want to sharpen strengths
- Are considering a career change
Many people wonder, “Do I have a book in me?”
Finding your book is just the beginning of the journey into writing and publishing a book.
Like most writers, you’ll discover that the book industry provides guidelines, and you’ll have some creative ideas of your own as well. Navigating the process from start to finish can be a daunting endeavor.
Writing a book involves more than following an outline and telling a few excellent stories. You’ll need to decide on the genre you’re targeting who our audience will be, and what length your finished product will be. You’ll also have to make a lot of smaller decisions without getting the analysis paralysis that prevents your novel or memoir from becoming a reality.
A book coach can help you stay on track.
WHAT DOES A BOOK COACH DO?
You’re a great storyteller, and everyone says you should write a book.
You probably should. You can see it in your mind, all of the content and maybe even the cover design. But until you capture your stories in written form, you don’t have a book. You have an idea, and ideas can be hard to bring to life.
A good book coach will be with you during each stage of the process, from developing ideas and plot to deciding whether to beta test with a small cadre of readers.
Your book coach will personalize the process with editorial feedback. Knowing whether to publish a paperbound book or an ebook is necessary for formatting your final product, and that decision may depend on whether you choose to seek an agent to help you get published or you want to self-publish.
WHO NEEDS A BOOK COACH
Not sure you need a book coach?
Some writers don’t need one. Their plot is well-crafted, the characters are vibrant, and the writing is at least decent. These authors can sit down at the keyboard and produce several thousand words every day. Writers like these usually get along fine without a coach, but even they can reap benefits from Book Coaching.
Those who do need a coach find that a coach can help them get unblocked at any point in the writing process. Whether you’re trying to find your writing Muse, write a killer chapter, or decide on the right format for your query letter, a book coach serves as your guide.
WHAT KIND OF AUTHORS DO YOU WORK WITH?
Book Coaching is appropriate for many authors and their writing projects, including:
- Fiction writers working in specific genres exploring the right fit
- Poets writing chapbooks, song lyrics or collections
- Memoir writers
- Families looking to create a historical legacy
- First-time authors exploring whether their novel is ready for writing
- Experienced authors who want to amp up their writing
- Anyone needing help getting unblocked
WHY Book Coaching WORKS
A hired book coach can help you overcome potential challenges and see your dream for a book become a reality as it should be. Along the way, you’ll discover the tremendous joy that comes from telling your story.
Let’s Start My Book Today!
Public speaking frightens many people, and for some, it’s even scarier than the thought of dying. That’s called glossophobia, and the fear of public speaking is so real that some people avoid it at any cost.
The challenge with that approach is that 85% of all public speaking takes place in an informal conversation. These are the impromptu questions you answer – in the elevator, at a work meeting, in a parent-teacher conference.
A speech delivery coach can help you with what to say and how to say it, whether you have to speak extemporaneously, present an award, or give a keynote.
WHAT IS Delivery Coaching?
Delivery Coaching helps speakers deliver their messages. You’ll learn how to identify what your audience wants and how to give it to them.
You and your delivery coach will work on the goals you identify, like these:
- selecting a topic
- structuring your speech
- creating transitions and bridges
- using humor
- working on timing
- creating a pleasant and confident voice
You’ll work on every aspect of delivering a speech, from developing movement and gestures to using volume and vocal control. Your delivery coach will help you identify the areas you want to work on and polish them to perfection. Some call this process stagecraft, but we call it success.
Make Me a Better Speaker!
Education & Leadership Coaching
If you feel as though you’re stuck in a rut in the classroom, or you can’t create the team synergy you were hoping to generate, it may be time to hire an education and leadership coach.
An education and leadership coach can help you improve your classroom instruction and campus leadership skills. Whether you are taking on a new role in education, or you seek to hone your skills in the one you have, an education and leadership coach will help you take steps in the right direction.
You get personalized professional development that helps you reconnect with your goals and embark on a path of action.
WHO ELSE BENEFITS FROM Education & Leadership Coaching
If you’re interested in teaching others about what you do and how they can do it themselves, you need an education & leadership coach. Some of my coaching clients include:
- Young start-up entrepreneurs working with older constituents
- Medical professionals/doctors launching new ventures
- Biotechnology scientists seeking to reach consumers
An education and leadership coach can help you reflect on your current practices, establish goals and meet milestones along the way.
THE COACHING PROCESS
Curious about the process?
Coaching is a lot more than chatting on the phone. Most clients commit to spending an hour a week with a coach.
You and your coach will meet, usually via phone or Skype, to decide if you the two of you are right for each other.
Just like you want to know you’ve hired the right coach, your coach will want to determine whether or not you are a candidate for coaching. This is no “sit and get” professional development. Your coaching plan will be tailored to your specific needs.
DOES IT WORK?
Only if you do.
Like any venture, you get what you put into it. Coaching isn’t about telling you the answers. It’s about helping you discover the talent and strength you bring to the world every day.
We’ll meet in person if possible for that crucial first session to determine if you’re ready for coaching . . . and if I’m the right coach for you. You’ll even experience a short coaching session. All other contact will be by phone or Skype.
Clients contract for one to three months at a time, with special arrangements possible.
Coaching is an investment in yourself.
Coaching plans can run from four to twelve weeks or longer, depending on the scope and vision of your goals. You can also select a quick 30-minute session for clearing an obstacle.
At the Broad Nib Creek Studio, your coaching fees are due in advance. The reason for this is because an advance commitment assures that you’ll commit to the program and follow through with accountability measures requested of you.
Prices for coaching services vary, depending on the service you select. Connect with me for pricing on various coaching packages.
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