Brian Farrell · Coach

Frequently Asked Questions About Coaching

What is coaching?
As a personal and professional coach, I help clients identify and articulate their motivations and desires, develop strategies to overcome roadblocks, and help them step outside of their comfort zones to get what they want faster. At its core, coaching answers the “what do you want?” and “what stops you?” questions, and trains you on how to answer those questions for yourself and figure out the steps to take to get you there. Although some people can get by without support, the coaching structure helps you achieve a higher level of performance in a much shorter period of time.

How does coaching work?
Done right, coaching leads you to your own solution. I’ve found we're much more likely to implement solutions we develop ourselves as opposed to one that someone else tells us. Our entire conversation is about the life you want to create.

Effective coaching also crystallizes your vision, develops your plan and holds you accountable to ensure you achieve success.

How can coaching help me?
A supportive coaching structure like the one I provide helps you gain new perspective on both your business and personal life, and creates desired results through improved behavior and performance.

hand holding a compass while in a forestWhy do people hire and work with coaches?
People are looking for accountability, support and structure to achieve their goals, as well as to be held responsible for specific actions.

Can't I just coach myself?
Maybe. A few people have the ability to motivate and course correct themselves on their goals. But for the rest, working with a coach helps them reach a higher level of achievement — in a much shorter period of time.

What's the difference between coaching and consulting?
Coaches provide support and help others decide what options to consider and what solutions are appropriate. Consultants typically tell you what to do based on your situation.

Does it mean I'm personally inadequate if I hire a coach?
Seriously? Working with a coach means you've decided to succeed — and get there faster then if you worked alone. Remember, as a coach I’ll provide leadership that compels, challenges and inspires you to be better.

Is coaching expensive?
Coaching is an investment — in yourself. And you're the best investment you can make.

How much time will this take?
Your level of commitment will equal your level of success. The price is simply the time needed to do what's necessary to improve. Many people like having the regular weekly or monthly calls; others simply want the coach on retainer as part of their team.

How long is a coaching session?
Although the first two formal coaching sessions will take longer, budget 30-40 minutes for future sessions. Between calls, you're encouraged to keep in touch via email, letting me know of your progress, sharing successes and asking any questions you have.

What does a coach really do?
A coach helps you see a bigger picture and understand the steps it will take to create this picture, and assists you in making tough decisions. You will have the confidence and support to handle situations and problems that have kept you from achieving business and personal dreams. Coaches also:

  • Help organize your thoughts
  • Assist with forming a plan
  • Collaborate with you on ideas
  • Hold you accountable

A coach helps you connect the dots of your life looking forward, instead of backward.

Coach or Mentor?
Before hiring one or the other, understand the key differences between coaching and mentoring.

Ready to try coaching for yourself? I’m offering a complimentary, no-risk coaching session. Book yours now!

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