What is a mindset & Performance Coach?
What exactly is mindset and performance coaching?
Mindset and performance coaching is a team process between client and coach that helps high achievers go even further in their lives. It consists of breaking down belief systems that currently hold individuals back, as well as developing a deeper understanding of patterns and habits (both good and bad).
Coaching helps to reprogram your mindset, and it focuses on helping individuals align their behaviors, thoughts, and actions to their core values. It guides the evolution of a new person. Coaching by nature is also a form of accountability, not only to your coach, but yourself. It’s an investment to raise your standards and a way to challenge yourself to be the ever-improving version of you.
What makes my coaching style unique is that I am also a licensed psychotherapist and I combine the experience of traditional therapy with coaching to help people in a very impactful way. With this type of coaching, we will address your past, understand your present and create your compelling future! Together we take a team approach to creating the life you are dreaming of and taking that vision and making it into a tangible reality. The brain can only achieve what it can see, so let’s take that vision and make it a reality!
What would a client/coach relationship look like?
A client coach relationship should be one of mutual trust, openness and understanding. A good coach should seek to understand you and use their listening skills to understand the depth of what you are saying. A good coach should also make you feel that you are the most important person in the room, by giving you their undivided attention. A good coach will protect your information and hold your trust in the highest regard. As a client, you should be open to sharing your thoughts/experiences and be open to challenges. At times coaching can feel uncomfortable, not because the relationship is weird or strange, but because your coach should be able to have you question your own negative thoughts and behaviors. The coach will also challenge you to shift your perspective, consider different approaches – all of which can feel uncomfortable due to it going against what we are conditioned to feel and believe. At the end of the day, your coach will be heavily invested in you and your success. They are your personal accountability partner, a good friend, and someone who wants nothing less than the best for you and your life.
How long until I can expect to see results once I start with my coach?
This is a question with no realistic answer. Firstly, if any coach ever tells you “In 30 days you’ll achieve massive change”, aside from that being a bold statement, it is fully based on the assumption that you can do everything at their expected pace. Having a time frame isn’t necessarily a terrible thing, but it fails to consider that humans are all different. We learn, process, act, and achieve results at different times. Therefore, the results will always vary. I’ve come across people who have changed their entire outlook on life in about 2-3 sessions, where some clients have taken a few months just to open-up.
Your coach is your guide on this journey; they are not the ones walking the path for you. When it comes to your mental health, there are no tangible time limits I can give to you, however I can 100% guarantee you will see change if you choose to show up for yourself.
What kind of improvements can be seen once I really invest in coaching?
Though this again is semi-tangible due to coaching being client-centered, you can see holistic life improvements. If you came to coaching to work on better communication skills, wouldn’t that help your personal, professional, and romantic relationships? Of course, it would! Whenever you improve yourself, and whatever skill you decide to improve upon, it will inevitably have a ripple effect onto aspects of your life.
If you came to coaching to learn to manage anxiety, wouldn’t that help you take better actions at work, in social situations, and at home in your personal life? The answer again is, yes, of course it would! There is no way to improve upon yourself and not see massive changes in many areas. Sometimes you will come to coaching for one thing and find that there is a whole other thing to work on. However, the results at the end of the day are always overall performance improvements. Here are some great stats to highlight how coaching helps people improve their quality of life:
Who is the ideal fit for a mindset and performance coach?
Coaching has many ideal fits, and many people can benefit from coaching services. A wide variety of people work with a coach are people who may struggle with, anxiety, goal setting, time management, leadership (both interpersonal and professional), quality of life, mindset, relationships, negative behaviors, feelings of being stuck, etc.
The list goes on and on, these are just some examples. Coaching is for the people that dare to be bold enough to want more out of life, overcoming our internal barriers and pushing to reach our maximum capacity is where a coach truly comes in to help. The best fit for this coaching style are motivated individuals that have already achieved some level of success but are still looking to achieve greater results.
This service is for someone who is a forever student. If you are someone trying to always grow and find ways to become 1% better every day, then this coaching is FOR YOU! This is for the motivated individual that always tries to find a way to up the quality of life and loves the process of challenging themselves while raising their standards. Most importantly, this coaching is for someone who believes the best investment they can make is in themselves and their personal growth.
What can I expect as a C-level executive/business owner if I wanted to hire a coach to help my company?
A high-performance coach can and will certainly help you grow your company. The job of the coach is to find issues quickly and solve them with clear actions and decisions to be made by the leaders. Leadership coaching helps leaders improve their own performance and productivity. Many companies have had amazing turn around when using a coach for the sheer fact that typically the issue with the company is the culture.
This isn’t to say the employees are bad, or the management is terrible. However, a company does need to operate as one cohesive unit. Company culture is the cohesiveness that keeps the operations running smoothly. Ways to improve your company include: leadership development, fixing culture, getting a better team environment, making everyone feel appreciated, or even helping lower performing people improve their productivity. Here are some great stats to show how a coach can help your company grow:
• In a study conducted by Metrix Global, companies received an average return of $7.90 for every $1 invested in executive coaching.
• A study of executive coaching in a Fortune 500 firm, by Metrix Global, reported a 529% return on investment and significant intangible benefits to the business.
• A survey by Manchester Inc. of 100 executives, found that coaching provided an average return on investment of almost six times the cost of the coaching.
• An internal report of the Personnel Management Association showed that when training is combined with coaching, individuals increase their productivity by an average of 86% compared to 22% with training alone.
• A Hay Group study of Fortune 500 companies found that 21 to 40% utilize Executive Coaching. The same study reports that Executive coaching is used as standard leadership development for elite executives and talented up-and-comers.
• A 2001 study on the impact of executive coaching by Manchester Inc. showed an average ROI of 5.7 times the initial investment or a return of more than $100,000, according to executives who estimated the monetary value of the results achieved through coaching.
These are just some of many stats that can truly show the impactful work that coaching has on an organization. Coaching for your employees/leadership teams aren’t just feel-good tactics they have proven to give the company high ROI’s as well as increased productivity. If you are a CEO or C-level executive looking to continue to grow your company/business, an investment in coaching can be the game changer you may be looking for. Again, the coach isn’t the one evolving your company, but they are helping to level-up your leadership/teams/employees so they can evolve your company.