I have been coaching for most of my life helping my clients reach their financial goals as a Certified Financial Planner, and I recently acquired the Certified Executive Coach designation, at Royal Roads University, stretching leaders to be their ultimate self.
Lots of my friends and family asked, what is coaching and how can you benefit from my services?
Here are my top two questions to consider:
1. How do you like being listened too?
There is something to be said when you have a person unconditionally listening to your thoughts and feelings. Unfortunately, around the water cooler we are often guilty of providing unsolicited advice. We say things such as, “If I was you”,” I would do this”, or “let me tell you about my situation.” In most cases, we are not really dealing with the issue at hand with all of this advice giving. Executive coaching creates the space where you can be completely listened to and hear your own thoughts, and work with a professional to think things through.
2. How many times are your personal or career goals being interrupted?
It may seem really easy to pick up your smartphone and try to find the quick solution online for your goals. But often those attempts end up being interrupted by family, friends and other items. With technology having a bigger impact on how we live, we are constantly distracted with emails, reminders, and social media notifications. At the end of the day, it may require a lot of energy to take that extra step. Sharing your goals with a coach creates a sense of accountability as you work together.
It has been amazing to see, clients that I have worked with make huge progress in a short amount of time, and while being fully engaged in the process. Remember CEOs and professional athletes have coaches that are there to help support them to be the best individual that they can be. Don’t you deserve that extra attention as well?
If you are interested in finding out more on how executive coaching can positively impact your life and career, please feel free to direct message me on LinkedIn. I am always excited to work with new people and help them progress through their passion and goals. Also, you don’t have to be an executive to get great coaching. Your yellow brick road is waiting for you!
James Amarelo CEC CFP FMA
Founder and President
Yellow Brick Road Coaching and Consulting