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Working with a coach

Working with a coach

The first thing a coach will usually do is help you figure out what you want and need. They’ll ask lots of questions to get a sense of where your head is at, and then they’ll help you identify your goals and think about the best way to help you get there. The coach doesn’t give you the answers or make significant decisions for you. Instead, they’ll ask questions to help stimulate your thoughts and ideas so that you can be the one making those decisions. They’ll give you the tools and support you need to get clarity, focus on what’s important, and even create habits that help you move forward.

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MORE IDEAS FROM Why Creative Artists Hire Coaches for Career Success

Play the big game, win the big prizes

Oprah has always been a vocal proponent of the emotional and psychological benefits that coaching can provide. Martha Beck, one of Oprah Winfrey’s first coaches, is quoted as saying, “Coaches help people find their essential selves and plot a course to their unique best lives.” 

Along wit, Serena Williams, Bill Clinton, Andre Agassi, and Hugh Jackman (to name a few). All these famous people know that a coach can help them achieve their goals better than they could on their own. 

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What to look for in a coach

What Skills and Areas of Experience Could You Look For in Your Coach? Sometimes coaching specialties will include different career interests, such as business strategist, professional speaker, or executive coach. It’s essential to find a coach who understands your particular challenges there must be an organic connection so they can bring out the best in you!  

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Dana P. Rowe

"For all the study, practice, hours, and hard work you have put in so far towards becoming a successful creative artist, why not hire yourself a coach who will not only help guide you through the tough times to get over your obstacles but help you move to that next level of success?"

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Investing in your creative career

Whether you’re a writer, a performer, a musician, or an entrepreneur, creative life can be a complex one. And let’s face it, managing your mental health, balancing work and family commitments, or just trying to figure out what the next step is going to be in your career isn’t always easy. And that also goes for deciding what projects you should take on, ways to deal with clients and colleagues, where to spend time and energy. These are all big questions creatives have to answer every day—and sometimes they need help doing it. A Good Coach Is a Good Investment.

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Bill Gates

“Everyone needs a coach. We all need people to give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates 

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What level of success is possible for you?

A good coach will help keep your life and career aligned with what you want to achieve; they’ll be an unbiased sounding board for ideas and give clear feedback about where there might be some blocks or limiting beliefs holding back your progress. They’re also someone who’s going to encourage you when things get tough and remind you how fantastic your successes are when times are great! Hiring a coach is not just for business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs but also for creatives.  

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Defining success for you

How Do You Define Career Success?It’s essential to know what more career success means to you to get a clear picture of the coach you are looking for. There are many factors to consider. A potential coach may have any qualification from being professionally certified and holding relevant degrees, to having a variety of prior coaching experience, or maybe they’re a newly minted coach, which could bring yet another unexpected level of discovery and support.  

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Carl Jung

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist, Letters, 1973 

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The terms mentoring and coaching are often mistakenly interchanged. Although they are similar, they are not the same when it comes to approach.

  • Mentoring - long-term relationship focusing on the growth and development of the mentee with the mentor as the source of the wisdom, support, and knowledge.
  • Coaching - short-term relationship focusing on strengthening traits and eliminating behaviors that diminishes one's performance.

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1. Always keep learning: Otherwise, you’re going to keep operating off the same old beliefs that have not gotten you to the level you want.

2. Stay physically active: Challenging your body keeps you sharp and focused.

3. Identify a person who already has what you want: You need to decide to find a great role model.

4. Take action, but be willing to change course.

5. Give back: Helping others imbues your own life with purpose.

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