I am so grateful this time of year as we are heading into the holiday season. I love everything the season brings with it: parties, presents, food, and fun! I hope you’ll be spending time with family and friends and taking a break from work.
I did want to share with you comments I’ve been receiving this month about various coaching programs offered to the finance and investment industry.
If you are considering joining a coaching program in 2015, please do your due diligence! Many coaching programs operate in a cookie cutter manner. You’re preached to, given standardized “exercises,” and it’s called “coaching.”
Many of these well-known programs then match you up with a coach to work with you on these exercises. Oftentimes the coach is not professionally trained in coaching skills (according to the International Coach Federation standards), and they are not familiar with your industry, nor your challenges.
This is NOT coaching.
This is consulting.
I have three new clients this month alone who lament that if they had known about this cookie cutter approach, they would never have signed up.
My new clients’ comments to me are similar: your approach is completely different from cookie-cutter coaching programs. You listen to me. You take my needs into account. You address issues that I need to work on. You help me find the answers I really need.
Working with me is completely different:
- When I work with clients we design a coaching approach that is CUSTOM to their needs.
- I am professionally trained and a graduate of an ICF-approved coach training school.
- I have been coaching in my own independent practice for almost 11 years.
- I have been working with the finance and investment industry for the last 15 years.
You deserve a program that is tailored to your needs.