Creativity Coaching Myths – DEBUNKED!
1. Coaching is expensive!
This one comes down to value – not of the coaching itself, but what it will get you. Imagine having the career and life you want, doing more of the things you love, and finally feeling more fulfillment? Would that experience be worthwhile, would it be valuable? And if you don’t achieve your goals, if your creative dreams remain nothing more than dreams, what will it continue to cost you emotionally, physically and even financially?
Determining if coaching is worthwhile, requires you to determine if going after your dreams is worthwhile. You’d be surprised at what you can achieve with the right level of support, accountability and strategizing.
2. Coaching is too ‘touchy feely’; it’s just like therapy!
My clients often say that our coaching sessions feel so therapeutic because of the happiness and fulfillment it brings them. But it is not actual ‘therapy’.
Unlike therapy, coaching is about the present and the future, not the past. As a coach, I do not explore your past experiences, family history or try to change your personality. A therapist’s role is that of a healer, while my role as a coach is that of a catalyst. I help you to develop your potential and improve your performance. The emphasis of our work will be on strategizing, action, accountability and follow-through.
5. You have to be with a coach forever, before you see results!
The length of time you spend with a coach is completely up to you. I have some clients who have chosen to have support throughout the entire year and others who only needed 2 sessions to get them back on track and regain momentum.
The most important aspect is that you get exactly what you need in our time together so that you can continue the momentum. Loosely speaking the time you spend with a coach will depend on the size of the gap between where you are right now and where you want to be.
6. I need to figure out my goals BEFORE I work with a coach!
My answer: not necessarily. Through coaching, we will determine what truly fuels you most in life. You may not know what that is right now but, in our time, together we will begin to discover it! We’ll develop an action plan so that you can make meaningful changes and go from feeling confused and disheartened to inspired, excited and heart-centered.