Coaching since 1997, I have noticed that we all hire coaches to help us create more fulfilling lives. The wonderful and fascinating thing about consciously creating our lives: there are as many ways to do it as there are people on the planet.
Perhaps that’s why we have so many types of coaching – from business to intimacy, from spiritual to success, from health to grief. Over the years, I myself have worked with 14 different coaches. Each for different reasons.
And I have noticed patterns about why people hire coaches based on their strengths.
Strategic Thinkers hire me as a thinking partner and for accountability.
Executing folks either hire me to help them get even more stuff done or to improve their relationships. People who have the Executing strength of Responsibility in their top 5 usually hire me to learn how to (finally) be responsible to themselves first or to deepen their spiritual practice.
Relationship Builders hire me to create a connection and learn more about themselves through our relationship. They love it when I help them see their blind spots.
Influencers hire me to leverage their reach with people. They are often interested in how to move even more people or how to influence them more deeply.
So, what about you? Do you know your top 5 strengths? What have you noticed has brought you the greatest value from coaching?
(If you don’t know your StrengthsFinder strengths, I highly recommend that you invest $19.99 and 30 – 40 minutes to learn what makes you one-of-a-kind! That’s me at my Influencing best.)
I would love your thoughts and responses. Post comments and insights below . . .