Hey Mom, Wouldn't It Be Great To Have Your Own Personal Coach? - A Guest Post By Lynn Banis

Monday, August 2, 2010

Everyone these days is talking about having a coach. But how do you use one? Especially if you don't have a lot of money to spend? Here are a couple of ideas that might work for you.

Find a coach who runs coaching groups. The fees for coaching groups are less than the fees for one-on-one coaching and you have the benefit of having several other people on the coaching call who can help you with your issues. Here is how group coaching works.

1.You meet with your coaching group on a conference call once or twice a month for about an hour.

2.The groups are kept small so everyone has a chance to be heard.

3.A trained coach facilitates the call to be sure everyone has a chance to talk and to provide coaching as appropriate.

4.Everyone learns some coaching skills so they can help each other. (The coaching skills can be incredibly useful to moms!)

5.Sometimes the coach gives you worksheet and ideas to use for homework to help you work through your issues.

6.The group tends to bond into a personal support and advisory group for each other.(I have several groups who have decided to keep going because they get so much out of their group and they enjoy each other!)

7.Groups generally last three to six months with the option to renew for additional three to six month extensions.

You can also work with a coach on a one-to-one basis. Coaches offer sessions from once a month to weekly and the sessions can go from 15 minutes to over an hour. Usually a coach has a variety of options and price ranges to choose from. Talk to your coach to figure out what works best for you.

Now that you have decided to get a coach what will you work on? As a busy mom you might have of number of areas you could use some help with. Here are just a few to get you started thinking about what would be helpful to you:

•Time management
•Life balance
•Living your authentic life
•Finding yourself again
•Getting some "Me" time
•Keeping your emotions in check
•Managing unruly kids
•Using the Law of Attraction to get what you want
•Getting the romance back in your marriage

Now just a word on finding the right coach for you. You can find coaches through your own network or online. The International Coach Federation is a good place to look. Be sure you interview a couple of different coaches. Hire a coach who has good credentials, is well trained and who you feel is a good fit for you. Enjoy your experience and the freedom that comes with getting back in control of your life.

Lynn Banis, PhD, MCC

The High Performance Coach

Read more posts from the Hey Mom Series here and here. Moms work hard and deserve encouragement! Please share this post with other Moms you know.

Lynn is a Master Certified Coach with years of experiences helping moms through tough situations. She would love to answer your questions on a weekly basis. What are you struggling with? What questions do you have about getting through the day? Leave her a few comments with your questions and concerns and she will be happy to write about them in future posts. To find out more about Lynn and how she can help you live your passion, visit her at: www.discoverypointcoaching.com/blog


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