I want to tell you about a tool that I’ve added to my coaching toolkit in the last couple of years. First, let me ask you a critical question: Do you know why you coach? Or more broadly, WHY you do any of the things that are important to you?
Masterful coaches have a reason for coaching. It matches your vision for life or helps you accomplish your purpose. Can you name why you have invested time, energy and money into developing coaching skills? The clients that work with these coaches are just as clear about why they are working with a coach.
I’m not talking about a mission statement. What motivates you? That’s a personal question, and the answer informs
My answers to these questions inform who I coach, the topics clients chase, and even the structure and logistics of our coaching together.
Here’s my purpose statement. I coach to:
- discover and unlock the uniqueness in my clients,
- help them achieve their potential and
- explore the possibilities and actions within their reach.
So what would you be looking for in a coaching relationship?
An approach that I’ve added to my coaching arsenal is the M_CODE or Motivational Code. It’s an assessment that uses a story-based approach to identify why you do what you do, including pursuing coaching. When you’ve taken the M_CODE, you get a ranked printout of the 27 core motivations that shows how they come to life for you. Here’s mine:
Do you see how my top three core motivations inform my coaching practice?
The M_CODE gives language to what makes a difference for you in every domain of life. It’s the tool that helped me name, in clear and straightforward terms, why coaching matters to me and why I’ve built my life around assisting people to develop through coaching.
If we decide to work together in a coaching relationship, you have the opportunity to include the M_CODE so we can build on this insight. Check out my coaching packages here.
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