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“Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
After having a huge impact in business life, coaching is also becoming more and more available for private persons in the form of life coaching. Many people have the wrong concept that you only take on a coach when something is wrong, but leaders like Eric Schmidt actually take on coaches to get even better or to have a neutral, objective partner with whom they can bounce back and forth their ideas and who keeps them grounded.
A coach can help you to achieve clarity on what you really want in life, encourage you to keep on going when you would normally stop, help set better and more rewarding goals for yourself, get results more easily and quickly, overcome fear, communicate much more effectively, experience a faster personal development, overcome self-sabotaging habits, find your true purpose, and to live aligned with your true values. During the coaching process, you will learn to take responsibility for everything in your life and take better decisions.
Coaching achieves extraordinary results because you and your coach become a team, focusing on your goals and accomplishing more than you would do alone. You take more action, think bigger, and get the job done, because of the accountability the coach provides. A coach knows how to help you to make better decisions, set the best goals, and restructure your professional and personal life for maximum productivity. Coaching works because it brings out the best in you. A coach is trained to help you find your own best answers and will support you in the course of that process.
Coaching is usually done during regular, weekly sessions by telephone, skype, or in-person which last between 30 and 60 minutes. In every session coach and coachee work on the coachee's goals, creating options and setting a plan of action for the coachee's next steps. While working towards the coachee's goal, the coach also works on the coachee's personal development. You can find coaches, for example, in online directories of CoachU or the International Coach Federation (ICF).Most coaches offer complimentary strategy sessions. That's how you and your coach get to know each other and find out if you are comfortable working together. Chemistry is crucial in a coaching relationship. There is no guarantee that coaching works. Your success depends on you! From my experience, I can say that the coachees that attend their sessions, are committed to their coaching process, and do their work, end up being successful in their endeavors. If you want to try out Coaching don’t hesitate to contact me.
Taken from Marc Reklau's international Bestseller "30 DAYS - Change your habits, change your life"
Dan's approach is conversational, thoughtful and without pressure. Dan helped me see several different sides of an issue that I otherwise would not have thought to consider. He asks non-judgemental questions that immediately puts you at ease and creates an environment that you can really discuss your issues.
- Kyle M, Software Tester - Stone Ridge, NY
Sapphire Coaching helped me make a habit of realistic goal setting. I have gained a greater sense of direction in my career and entrepreneurial pursuits.
- Anthony D, Software Product Design. - Atlanta, GA
Dan has been a tremendous help through my transition of leaving my previous job and starting a company. He has guided me in ways to promote my company, as well as feedback on website appearances. Dan has given me a different perspective on how to reach my goals, dealing with a new partnership, and creating a healthy work life balance.
- Courtney W, Interior Design Co, Owner - Boston, MA.
I was at a key juncture in my career when I started working with Dan. He not only helped me clarify what was important to me from a career perspective, but also helped me make progress on my personal goals. Since working with him, I have a much clearer picture of where I’m heading and how to get there. I highly recommend Sapphire Coaching services
- Mike W, Software Manager - Sterling, VA
Working in conjunction with Sapphire coaching I was able to take an idea and move it towards a formulated plan. Dan, was instrumental in understanding key items, obstacles and provide ways to work through them. Working now on a solid plan to move forward.
- Dave J, Small Business Owner - Dover, DE
.Sapphire Coaching understands that there is only so many hours in the day to get all of "life" done. Dan's respect of my time is extremely helpful in maximizing the value of our sessions (punctual, ability to shift time of sessions quickly, etc). As I exit a coaching session, new ways of working on and thinking of what true balance is across all of life's activities has been key for me. Each session has given me new ideas to put into action on gaining back my life's priorities!
- Elaine K, Software Project Manager - Poughkeepsie, NY