I’ve been writing about coaching lately but I haven’t really explained what coaching is.
I’ve found that people have very different definitions of coaching. In my case coaching is the process of guiding someone to the answers they have within themselves.
It’s something often overlooked. We have the answers to our own questions/problems/desires. Sometimes we’re scared of them. Sometimes we can’t quite connect the dots between them. Sometimes we have to dig for them. Coaching facilitates those processes.
For me, coaching is about what you need or want and how to help you get there.
In talking to the community at large about coaching and what someone needs and wants creatively from a coach and coaching relationship, I’ve been given a lot of good points.
Now I’m asking you guys!
If you were to hire a coach to help you creatively, whether it’s writing, another creative endeavor or bringing creative thought/processes into your job or life, what are some things you would want to be coached on. What qualities would you look for in a coach?
Last year I received a dream book and planner for Christmas. The beginning of the book is a very comprehensive review of your life and what you want. For my life purpose, I wrote that it was “to help others through creativity”. It’s vague but I was a much more vague person at the beginning of the year.
Now, at the end of the year, the planner has a place to review things you planned and, once again, review yourself against what you wrote at the beginning of the year. The whole point is to help one move forward in what they truly want. A kick in the ass so to speak which I desperately needed.
As I go through and read my intentionally vague answers from Jan 2020 I know I’ve changed this year. I think it would be acceptable to say this year has changed everybody in some way.
A couple of weekends ago I sat through 30 hours of coach training, something that I know aligns with my goals and what I want out of my life. I had to persuade myself to take the jump but I could argue pre 2020 Kelley may not have done it at all.
For the next couple of months I’m going to share some of the things I’m learning through my coach training process. I’ll still be putting up creative writings too but I hope you guys enjoy the little foray into this new piece of my life.