Before you take a leap, you probably have some questions.
How do I know if coaching is right for me?
Coaching is a commitment. It should be one of the biggest commitments you've ever made because it's about changing your future and creating a future that's different than what you would have arrived at by default, without this commitment, without a coach. You are investing time, money, and energy in making a change. Whether that be your career, leadership ability, or business, you have to want to make a change or it's just an interesting conversation. Coaching is right for you when you are ready to make that commitment. Otherwise you end up spending a bunch of money for some interesting conversations and don't see a lot of meaningful results.
Once you know you want to make a change and are committed to it, coaching is right for you if you want to learn, grow, and get moving. Launch Project supports you in defining what success looks like, the goals you need to achieve to get there, and then helps you define a roadmap for meeting those goals. Oh, and there's homework involved too. Ah, yes, good ol' accountability keeps you on track. And the best way to know is to try it out.
Is it better to be coached in person?
It’s a personal preference, and each has its pros and cons. An in-person session provides a physical connection and the ability to see emotion and facial expressions. The phone provides additional space for privacy and it allows for a different type of listening and responding. I don’t typically do video coaching as I think the technology can be distracting and take away from the coaching.
How long will I work with you?
It depends on what you're trying to achieve.
The Leadership Launch is a six month engagement, during which we dig deeply into your current leadership style, challenges, and strengths. We set goals and a roadmap, and we need the time to see it play out and create a feedback loop.
Career Launch is a four month engagement. Usually someone who is looking to change careers wants to get moving... fast.
With both of these programs, there's always an opportunity to continue coaching beyond the initial engagement.
For clients interested in Business Launch, we'll spend some time designing the engagement based on current needs and goals. Each of these engagements is a little different, but as an example, I typically work with Solopreneurs for six months, providing both coaching and consulting on getting the business up and running or moving it forward.
Whatever your need, we can always customize a coaching package and ensure that we're spending our time effectively and in a way that contributes to your ongoing growth and success.
How will I know if we’re making progress?
During our discovery work, we’ll set goals, talk about how we’ll measure them, and check in on them regularly. Most important, you’ll begin to see and feel the change taking place in your life, in your work, and in the world around you.
Can I just do one-off sessions instead of a package?
After that, I do require a longer term engagement. It takes between 21-254 days for individuals to form new behaviors. Changing behavior requires lots of discovery, reinforcement, focus, and nurturing. And change can be a little bit painful. You're taking the old way of being with and doing something and replacing it with something completely new and often confusing at first. What you've been doing for so long has "worked" for you, so despite your best efforts, you'll naturally try to fight off the new way.
Plus, coaching is hard, and there will be times when you want to just quit. A longer-term engagement allows us both to stick it out during the hard times and be bold and courageous.