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How to Coach Yourself Through Anything

Updated: Sep 18, 2023

“Before you can coach others first you must learn to coach yourself.”

-Johan Cruijff.

As a leader, you are responsible for your results and accountable for team, organizational, and market performance.

Feeling stuck and in need of a way forward?

Here's a simple 6-step process you can always use to coach yourself through anything:

1. Point Out Your Problem

Ask yourself:

  • What is the problem?

  • Where am I stuck?

2. Pin Your Destination

Ask yourself:

  • What is the ideal state I would like to be in?

  • Working backward from there, what are the 3-5 steps I/we need to take to get there?

3. Push Boundaries

Ask yourself:

  • What in my current context could get in the way?

  • How and or where could I get help to address that?

3. Plan Your Action

Ask yourself:

  • What is the first and most pressing action I need to take that would bring me/us the most impact?

4. Pull Resources

Ask yourself:

  • What support do I need to sustain the change effort?

  • How will I get them?

5. Periodic Review

Ask yourself:

  • How effective are my efforts?

  • What can I adjust to experience optimal results?

6. Push for Success

Ask yourself:

  • On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the least likely, 10 being the most likely) how likely am I to implement this plan?

  • If low, how could I increase the likelihood?

Start today and email back to let me know how things are going.

“Simply put, Coaching is where you work with someone to connect with yourself, redesign your environment and your life, and then take action to implement it.”

-Emma-Louise Elsey.

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I look forward to speaking with you.

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