“Every person’s map of the world is as unique as their thumbprint. So, in dealing with people, you try not to fit them into your concept of what they should be.” ~ Milton H. Erickson
It seems like almost everyone has a “coach” these days. There are; ‘life coaches’, ‘business coaches’, ‘fitness coaches’, ‘wellness coaches’ and the list goes on. And, like Rockford, if you can print some business cards, you can call yourself a ‘coach’. As a psychologist and NLP Trainer I have been strongly influenced by Milton H. Erickson and ‘brief’ psychotherapy. That background and training has shaped my beliefs about coaching. Brief Coaching is solution-focused and does not linger on the past.
I like the idea of focusing on one thing, just one thing, one important thing to work on. What you are doing is starting to bring some order to the chaos in your life. How much more effective and efficient could you be? How about coaching that teaches you how to be more responsible, to stand up and face your fears and get real solutions fast. Imagine focusing on a core issue and finding a solution in just three sessions. Sometimes change can happen quickly, and you can keep the change. That’s ‘Brief Coaching’.
What’s the difference between managing someone, doing therapy, and Brief Coaching?
In my consulting practice, I am a both a therapist and a coach, that’s BRIEF COACHING.
Why is it important to pick the right coach for you? Life is tough, it’s a struggle, and everyone has difficulties and challenges. If you are alive, you know what pain and sorrow is. Are you everything you could be? What if you could change your world view? The right coach can help you change how you behave in the world. What could you become? As Mary Oliver asks in her poem “The Summer Day”, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”