On a recent morning walk, my reflection time, I was contemplating my coaching practice and how I could be helping more people in this current situation, when I had an “aha” moment.
In my coaching I help people to identify and work towards achieving some big goals (usually two work and one personal goal) over a 4-5 months’ period. As I thought about this, I realised that, for many people right now, with uncertainty and unexpected change all around us, this could be overwhelming. Perhaps what people need in this moment is help setting and achieving smaller, quicker to reach, not-quite-so-stretch goals.
Whilst the thought of setting and working on that big audacious goal might be too daunting right now, setting and achieving smaller goals can be extremely rewarding and good for our mental health; giving us something to own and control plus a sense of reward when we achieve it – things our brains crave.
Smaller doesn’t mean unimportant, it might be a stepping-stone goal; the first milestone that will take you closer to setting and working towards that bigger goal later.
For example, a big life-changing goal might be around getting a new job in a new industry, however a smaller milestone goal might be around identifying what other industries you might like to work in in the future. Small progress is progress.
My decision by the end of my walk? To put together a coaching program to suit these times; a shorter course, with shorter sessions, focused on one goal.
Between now and the end of 2020 I will offering the following program:
Coaching Conversation Package:
- 1 x 30-minute introductory Zoom call
- 1 x 60-minute goal setting session (via telephone)
- 4 x 45-minute strategy and action follow up sessions (weekly via telephone calls)
What to expect:
- Coaching delivered in a structured framework
- Solutions focused coaching conversations
- Facilitated self-directed learning
- Tools to enhance your coaching journey
Fee: $150 plus GST
Duration: 5 weeks
Coaching credentials: Results Trained Coach – NeuroLeadership Institute
If you are interested for yourself , a friend or family member, or for someone in your team, please contact me for an obligation free chat.
And of course, I am continuing to offer my full coaching program for those keen to work on those bigger, longer-term goals. If you’d like to know more about the full program, please contact me for all the details. I’d love to hear from you.