Frequently Asked Questions: Coaching

What is coaching?
Coaching is a powerful one-on-one relationship that will engage you in a deep and honest exploration of your personal and professional goals and the actions required to accomplish them. Coaching supports, challenges and holds you accountable to make consistent, incremental and yet often dramatic progress towards the realization of your most important aspirations.

How do I know if I might be a good candidate for personal or business coaching?
There are several great ways to do this:

  • Review the overall barriers that are keeping you from what you want in your life
  • Check out the issues in your workplace or professional career that could be holding you back
  • Download this checklist on common issues that coaching can help you address
  • Schedule a free consultation with Kaizen by emailing or calling (913) 851-2430

Who gets the most from coaching?
The clients that benefit most from the discipline of coaching are small business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, consultants and advisors— successful people who are committed to achieving the high level of success they know they deserve.

What can you accomplish through coaching?
When someone has a fairly clear idea of the desired outcome, a coaching partnership can be a useful tool for developing a strategy for how to achieve that outcome with greater ease. Since coaching is a partnership, also ask yourself if you find it valuable to collaborate, to have another viewpoint and to be asked to consider new perspectives. Are you ready to devote the time and the energy to making real changes in your work or life? If the answer to these questions is a resounding “Yes!” then coaching may be a beneficial way for you to grow and develop.

What is the Kaizen coaching process?
Your Kaizen coach will use a variety of models and methods to help clarify your values, goals and plans. Your coach will use inquiry to work with you to uncover your truth. Your coach will tell you the truth, and hold you accountable to the steps you agree to take. Here is an overall visual of the process:
coaching process

Not to be selfish, but…what am I really going to get out of coaching?

  • Kaizen provides an objective, third party to listen to you, challenge you, affirm you, ask questions of you, and so forth. The outcome of this unbiased counsel is to enable you to make better decisions.
  • Accountability … We will press you to be clear about your actions and next steps, and then hold you accountable to following through. The intent is not to “manage” you … the intent is to help you learn and grow from your experience and actions. The value of accountability is supporting you in doing the things you want to do, that you may not do on your own, and to do them faster.
  • Through the coaching relationship, growth happens. Often, we accelerate the growth and progress that occurs.
  • We are your reliable outside resource, providing you with ideas, perspective, processes, worksheets, articles, etc. The value is personal and professional growth through increasing your knowledge and expanding your perspective.
  • Through our relationship, we can help you increase your confidence and focus to embrace and initiate the changes you want to make.

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