Here are some further FAQ's about job burnout.
Connect by Zoom or Phone: During coaching weeks, we will connect either by Zoom or phone. Some people concentrate much better being on phone only, but it’s your choice. Zoom does allow us to periodically view a document or illustration together in real-time.
Get Where You Can Concentrate: You need to be in a quiet place to eliminate distraction. If you are going to get the most out of your time together, you need to set aside intentional and private time to meet.
The Choice of Focus is Yours: The choice of what you’d like to focus on each week is yours. If you are dealing with burnout, obviously that will move to the top of your list.
Four Kinds of Conversation: In general clients focus on one or two of the following four areas each week. It’s really dependent on your current situation. You don’t have to tell me prior to our call what you’d like to talk about. I’m ready for anything.
You’re in the middle of it. It’s of current concern to you right now. Our coaching can help you think it through, gain needed insight, and inform your decision making and next steps. Examples:
Some goals might be out 2 to 4 months or even longer depending on the nature of your work. You consider them more medium-term initiatives. Example:
Your work in this area might stretch out a year or more. You are preparing or positioning yourself or your organization for something in the future. The work you put in now will pay off later. Example:
This sort of discussion comes up so often. It’s often precipitated by some situation the leader is aware of. These back-and-forth conversations are rich. Example:
Here are some answers to other common executive and personal coaching questions.
Three Weeks of the Month: We coach during the first FULL three weeks of the month, Monday to Thursday. We can adjust the coaching schedule to accommodate your personal situation within that. Typically, we schedule three monthly calls, once per week, to ensure we've booked in adequate time to work on your coaching and development goals.
No Coaching in August: I work throughout the year, with the exception of August. All coaching ceases for one month, so that I can refresh.
Average Coaching Engagement: Tracking over the last 25 years of coaching shows that clients typically make use of coaching for an average of 14 months.
Some have been coaching for several years. This is because they continue to want executive and personal coaching as they take on new companies, organizations, promotions, projects, assignments and challenges.
A Few Leaders at a Time: I accept and work with only 10 - 12 full-schedule leaders at a time. This is quite deliberate. It allows me to be at my best as I serve you.
I also coach several "Momentum" clients, who I had coached for several years. Now they want to check in once a month or so, to remain sharp and on top of their current work and possibilities. They want to maintain "momentum."
Individualized Support: Individuals and organizations turn to me and the work I do, because I provide 'when-you-need-it' coaching support that enables them to better move forward important projects, programs, companies and causes.
Coaching That Makes a Difference: This IS NOT about chunking a whole lot of people through. It's about one on one executive coaching that makes a lasting, and significant difference.
Here's one suggestion to get prepared to meet.
Complete one or more of these statements to help clarify your executive coaching goals AND the benefits achieving them will give you. You may find it helpful to write your responses down before speaking with me.
The point? Take some time to determine how you’d like to best use our time together. Being intentional will allow you to zero in quickly and get us discussing what matters.
And if you feel stuck, no problem, I'll walk you through it and make sure we are focusing on those things that will make the biggest difference moving forward.