Madness in March: What’s in it for me?

*The madness of winter and the month of March are overwhelming us.  I am taking this as the perfect opportunity to share with you a “Madness in March” mini-series on the basics of coaching.  

Not basketball coaching.

Personal coaching.

Read the first installment here.

If you’re still wondering, “What does this Nicole lady DO though?” stick around for a few weeks.  And if you’re finding that March is starting to make you feel a little madness, then don’t hesitate to reach out!  Enjoy!*

What’s in it for me?

The International Coach Federation lists the following benefits of coaching:

  • Enhanced decision-making skills
  • Greater interpersonal effectiveness
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved work performance and time management
  • Improved relationships and communication skills

A coach is like any other service industry professional – a personal trainer, doctor, therapist, or lawyer.  You have to make sure you find the right fit!

Don’t feel like you have to stick with a coach if you don’t like their style.  And the desired style of coaching you need might depend on the area you are working on or the time in your life – it will change along the way!

Should you work with a personal coach?

Here are just a few examples to consider:

  • You have big dreams but no idea how to achieve them.
  • Want to get more out of everyday life.
  • Only know what you DON’T want, but not clear on what you do want in life.
  • Unhappy with your work-life balance.
  • Want to reduce the stress in your life.
  • Unhappy about your current job or relationship.
  • Continuously unsuccessful at achieving a certain goal (losing weight, stop yelling at your kids, etc…)

Daily Joy

As a coach, I can help you gain:

  • Purpose: Discover your true desires and purpose so they are reflected in your lifestyle and daily choices
  • Focus: Learn to prioritize and channel your energy and attention on the goals you want to achieve
  • Learning: Get to know yourself better and achieve personal growth
  • Courage: Step up, challenge yourself, and improve your self-esteem
  • New Habits: Replace bad habits with those that support your goals
  • Less Stress: Reduce those stress levels

Really, the benefits of coaching are infinite – it all depends on what you want to put into it.  Absolutely EVERYONE can benefit in some way though.  Even the most successful coaches have their own personal coaches to guide them.  Here’s to self-growth!

I have a feeling you might also like:

It’s been an idyllic summertime experience. It has brought me joy and even made me love my children more, to see them running and laughing and enjoying the simplicity of childhood. When I see the viral posts saying how we need to “give our kids a 1970′s summer” again, I just shake my head. Regardless of the decade, everything we need for a perfect summer is within us.

In a book I was recently reading, the author referenced a Facebook post that was going around a few years ago. In it, Facebook users were prompted to share a list of (somewhat random) things about themselves. Things their closest online friends might not know about them, but maybe should.

The author used it as an opportunity to pull back the facade on her life and be vulnerable with experiences from her past, feelings in her present, and fears of her future that most people didn’t realize about her. It resonated with all who read it, and the response was overwhelmingly positive.

It occurred to me that I could make a list for my children. 15 Things I Want My Kids to Know About Me.

When I am laughing with my daughter on the floor as she pretends I’m her baby, watching the joy unfold on my middle son’s face as I “fly” him on my feet, or feeling the comfort of my oldest son’s arms around me at bedtime, sometimes my mind will think, “I should take a picture of this.”