There comes a time in all out lives when we just need a kick in the butt.
That’ why I have a personal business coach. I have been getting mentored by Sandi Krakowski for the last 3 years. Most of our interaction has been in a group environment. But there are times when I have had the honour of one-on-one attention. Today was one of those times.
It’s one thing to have a relationship with someone and be open enough with them to admit your successes and failures. When that person is a friend, the boundaries for feedback are very different than what they are for a professional coach. Especially when that person has decades of experience building up the type of business you dream of having.
If you’ve never had a professional coach in business, the only thing I can say is- change that!
Having someone who you have empowered to speak into your life because you trust them as a friend is one thing. But as a coach, it is quite another altogether.
A friend is concerned about the friendship. A coach is concerned about you achieving all you can. As such, there are things a coach will say to you that a friend (at least a good one), probably never would, because they would be concerned about hurting your feelings with “too much truth”.
Not a coach 🙂
Such was the case today with my coach. You see, I had the need to have my butt kicked regarding an area in my business that I had let slip. The fact is, a good coach can kick you in the butt with love, while at the same time, empowering you to come up with a solution on your own. It’s that fine balancing act of leading versus giving the answer that separates the good from great coaches.
So if you’re wondering about the area my butt was kicked in, well you’re reading it! It’s been a while since I maintained my commitment to this blog (amongst other things), so if you are reading this and found value in it, the thanks goes to Sandi.