Well now, that’s a hell of a thing for a coach to say. But I mean it.
I encounter people who are looking for a magic wand, and they think coaching might be the one they need. They have an expectation that somehow, talking to a coach is going to be the wish-fulfillment event of their lifetime, and everything will be fixed. I really don’t want to take those folks’ money.
What does work, then? Something must, or I wouldn’t still be coaching, right?
Then answer is simple. Clients work. Coaching is a tool, but a tool, by itself, doesn’t work. In the case of coaching: the coach and client are working a two handled saw. Coach is working, client is working. The saw is just being a saw.
Am I putting too fine a point on it? I don’t think so. I’ve seen clients totally transform during the time they worked with me and shortly thereafter. But the COACHING didn’t do it, and I didn’t do it. The client transformed. Through work, and commitment, and taking seriously the discoveries that we make together, and being willing to take new risks. I have huge respect for my clients. They grab hold, and they work. and they make amazing changes happen.
Coaching is not magic. If that’s what you are looking for, I can save you time and money. In that regard, coaching doesn’t work.
If you want to investigate, please be in touch! I am always happy to do a free sample session.