What is a Coaching Session?

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Bobby Rae

Bobby Rae

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

Partnership

Imagine your career path as a winding mountain road. 

You know the destination – professional fulfillment, smashing goals, feeling like a rockstar in your field. 

But sometimes, navigating those hairpin turns, tricky slopes and sudden fog patches can feel overwhelming. 

That's where a coaching session comes in – your trusty Sherpa for the climb.

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Business needs coaching too, not just athletes and actors. 

Think of it as a potent cocktail of personalized guidance, strategic brainstorming and accountability boosters. 

It's not about telling you what to do, but empowering you to discover your own solutions with a qualified coach holding the map and offering a reassuring nudge.

Let’s find out more about hosting and attending a coaching session and what it could mean for you. 

Why Might you Need a Coaching Session? 

Lost in the Leadership Jungle: 

You're a team leader, but motivating your crew feels like wrangling kittens. 

A coach can help you identify your leadership style, develop effective collaboration and communication strategies and build a cohesive team dynamic.

Sales Slump Blues: 

Your closing rate has plunged lower than a deflated beach ball. 

A coach can help you analyze your sales approach, refine your pitch and overcome objections with confidence.

The Creativity Conundrum: 

You're staring at a blank page and your brilliant ideas are hiding like shy pandas. 

A coach can unleash your creative potential with brainstorming techniques, help you overcome perfectionism and ignite your passion for innovation.

What Happens in a Coaching Session?

Warm-up

You and your coach set the stage, identifying goals and challenges. 

It's like stretching before the climb – getting your mind and spirit prepped for action.

Exploration: 

Dive into the thick of it! The coach asks thought-provoking questions, challenging your assumptions and helping you see things from new angles.

Action Plan: 

Time to build that bridge across the obstacle. 

The coach works with you to craft actionable steps, deadlines and accountability measures. It's like hammering sturdy planks into the rock face, making your goals tangible.

Reflection and Re-fueling: 

Take a breather! Reflect on your progress, celebrate wins and identify areas for further exploration. 

This is like replenishing your water bottle and enjoying the breathtaking view from the summit you've conquered (so far).

What do I Need to Prepare as a Host?

Set clear goals and expectations. What do you want to achieve by the end of the session?

Gather relevant information and data. This could be sales figures, project reports or anything that sheds light on your challenges.

Come with an open mind and a willingness to learn. Be ready to challenge yourself and step outside your comfort zone.

Invited to a Coaching Session? What you Need

Do your research on the coach. Know their background and expertise to see if they're a good fit for your needs.

Prepare relevant questions and topics. Don't be shy, the more specific you are, the more value you'll get.

Be open and honest. The more information you share, the better your coach can guide you.

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Remember, a coaching session isn't a magic wand, but a powerful tool for growth. Embrace the process, trust your coach and be ready to conquer those mountain roads of your career with newfound confidence and clarity. 

And like every great journey, the most spectacular views often lie just beyond the next bend.

So, are you ready to embark on your coaching adventure? Let's scale those peaks together!

Create your next coaching session with Doodle. Create a poll, find a time and be prepared to reach new heights. 

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