Coaching Partnerships Add Accountability

by Phil Bohlender – Business Leadership Coach

Currently, the coaching industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Demand for coaching is at an all time high with some of the most sought after coaching practices including leadership, executive, career, writing, speaking, life, health, wellness, and fitness. No matter the practice, more and more people are realizing the benefits and value of collaborating with a skillful coach.
There are seven advantages of working with a coach that might very well dispel the best arguments against investing in a coaching partnership. The sports world gives us a reliable and proven model for coaching that brings about successful outcomes.

1. Support
Most people benefit greatly from having support from a coach. The coach might
encourage them in ways that others may not be capable of doing.

2. Reflection
The process of reflecting ensures that the lessons learned are reinforced and retained.
Coaches can share with their clients how to reflect and show them how simple it can be
done anywhere in just a short time frame.

3. Feedback
When people are open to taking on feedback about their performance, behaviors or
actions; they are set up for seeing things in a more multi-dimensional way. When people
own the feedback that is given to them, there is no stopping them in getting better at
whatever they are focused on achieving.

4. Accountability
Currently there is a big movement underway for people to have an accountability
partner. This partnership creates a bond between people who want to succeed at
something and aren’t confident that they can do it on their own. While this might work
for some, the lack of investment will eventually erode the partnership leaving both
people without the results that they worked for in the first place. The coaching
investment promotes ownership at a different level.

5. Growth
People with the goal of growth are more likely to achieve it with a coaching partnership.
The coach will enable their client to find their own solutions and answers, which will
create the inside out growth that is sustainable. Growth is almost always a goal when
working with a coach.

6. Development
Most all of the coaching practices are focused on developing some aspect of the client’s
life or career. The value of working with a coach on development is that they are able to
track progress and improvements. The things people might miss are brought to their
attention by a supportive coach.

7. Focus
People are distracted on a daily basis from some of the most important parts of their lives,
in some cases they even lose touch with themselves and what makes them feel valued and
important. The work of the coach in supporting the client requires them to be focused and
attentive in order to support growth and development.
Many people can achieve a great deal on their own and they are to be celebrated for their
successes. There are other people who would benefit from partnering with a coach and
these seven advantages might help them see both the value and return on their
expectations and investment when deciding to invest in a coaching partnership.

When Circumstances Change… Adjust

Our Story during COVID-19…

We had the official launch for our platform in January 2020 and were ready to go full steam ahead. We were working on putting the pieces together in the background to offer the services to our clients. Open for business and ready to serve.

Shortly after the launch, everything came to a screeching halt as the country was shut down due to COVID.

Realizing people are either out of work or lost income from their business, we understood that now is not the time to fully launch and solicit clients. We shifted gears and created the FB group ‘Move Past the Fear’ which quickly grew, and we now have almost 2,000 members. We also started the FB group ‘Move Past the Fear… BUSINESS’ so our fellow entrepreneurs and business owners have an outlet and support as well.

When the country was being divided due to unnecessary police violence, we started our third FB group ‘Move Past the Hate’.

In times like these it is more important than ever to put humans first and money second. We are here to serve and help people be more and better than their circumstances. We know the money will come but assisting those who need to see there is still so much good around us and providing a safe space to forget about the worries for a little bit is so much more important to us.

All our coaches serve to assist others thrive in any area of life, business, and everything in between. We always put people first. Many offer free webinars, tips and tricks to cope with the new reality. We conducted free live webinars where people can have their questions answered, and all participate in our groups to give inspiration as well as offer advice.

When we all work together on a common goal, we are so much stronger and accomplish so much more than any of us could alone. There is strength in numbers and seeing how much good is coming out of all that is happening is truly awe-inspiring. In spite of it all, there is more positive than negative. More good ‘apples’ than bad.

This whole situation has shown us that now more than ever, coaches and mentors who lead by example are needed to show that we can overcome.

This ‘downtime’ has allowed us to find better ways to serve, put procedures in place, add more pieces to the puzzle, and bring us together as humans as we have time for ourselves to reflect. We have the opportunity to re-evaluate, be innovative, and find ways not just as a company but as people to grow and rise above it all.