What is coaching?
Essentially, it’s learning to think differently to get better results. It applies to many contexts – wherever a client wants to develop new habits, new strategies, different skills, different reactions, even different beliefs – to get out of the rut of “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”
Many lead lives of quiet desperation, wishing they could change something to get better, different results. Sometimes we know what we need to change – but can’t. The old keeps coming back. In those cases, clients may need to change their thinking to a different level of development. Steve earned his doctorate studying how people do this successfully – and has tools for change to a higher level.
Some are stuck, and don’t even know what to change – they can’t figure out what’s “the difference that makes all the difference.” Steve helps clients discover how and why they’re stuck, and what’s keeping them there. The change plan often starts at the level of beliefs that need to be challenged, learning to recognize and change fundamental assumptions. It works up to the level of changes in daily routine and once-unconscious processes, and the changes are maintained until they “stick” and they’re natural.
Some need to co-create breakthrough results with others, and keep trying what brought limited (or negative) results before. Doing the same things harder rarely works. Steve’s got tools to reframe conversations to get the best thinking, cooperation, and results with others. More goes on in conversations than we realize – and we take analysis, planning, and tools for transformational changes in conversations – and results – to new levels.
Some need to learn self-management and emotional intelligence. Steve’s got tools for that, too.
Some just need a sounding board, a supportive but outside review of plans and ideas. Steve’s a really good listener, “listening between the lines” to point out what clients have learned to be blind to, and ask hard but useful questions.