WHAT TYPE OF COACHING IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
A good coach collaborates with you to identify your goals, highlight the skills and resources you have – or need – to reach them, and create strategies to get you where you want to go – and keep you there.
But, how do they do that? And what topics can you discuss with a coach?
There are many different types of coaching. Some coaches focus only on one specialty, but in general there are 3 categories of coaching:
Categories of Coaching
- Individual – one on one private and confidential coaching
- Group – small setting onsite or online
- Business/Organization – group or individual coaching designed to develop your staff and create strategies that match your vision
The types of coaching available are endless. If you can imagine topic you would like support with, there’s a coach out there for you. (And if there isn’t and you want to fill that void, reach out to me. I will help you set up a coaching business with your very own, unique niche!)
My clients are primarily solopreneurs in the beginning phases of their business or at a crossroads in their business growth. In addition, I work with people in career transition – as a former HR Director and Career Development teacher, it’s a natural fit. Also, I do traditional “life coaching” – the truth is, all coaching is “life” coaching. Because when you are making a change, shifting priorities, or creating something new you want it to fit into your life by design.
I have added a bit of explanation for each type of coaching I specialize in below. Check them out, and the links they contain, to learn more. If you still aren’t sure if I am the right coach for you but you don’t know who is, reach out. I will help you figure it out and find just the right person to support you on your journey.
Types of Coaching
What exactly is a solopreneur? Just like the name suggests, solopreneurs are solo-business owners. They keep their businesses small, manageable and lean. They enjoy working with others but don’t want to work for others. Often they have done the corporate thing or worked for a larger business and are ready to showcase their skills and knowledge to the world, solo.
Solopreneurs create businesses, art, charities, personal care services, novels. They are resources in gardening, personal fitness, living healthy. You’ll find them offering services in their communities like home-improvement, estate planning, event coordination. Need a DIY guides in jewelry making, sign painting, and oil changing? You’ll find a solopreneur on the other end of that search.
Why is solopreneur coaching essential for success? Solopreneurs travel a different journey than traditional businesses, or even traditional entrepreneurs. Not fitting into this category can leave solopreneurs out on their own. Collaborating, setting workable goals, managing the overwhelm of balancing your passion with your life, sharing your progress and moving through your challenges is simply easier when you partner with someone. It’s like having a partner for your business instead of a business partner.
If you are a solopreneur – or think you might be but aren’t quite sure – reach out to me. Tell me your story, what you want to achieve, what’s working and what’s not and let’s come up with a plan to share what you do with the world (or at least the local area!). You deserve to be recognized and valued – and successful. Let’s get on that.
Do you want to get a job or get ahead in the one you have? Investing in support designed to fit your unique needs will help you build a solid career foundation or a move through a professional transition. Together we will identify and refine the skills you already have; target resources to increase your opportunities; and design your next career steps purposefully, effectively and affordably.
Personal Development Coaching (aka Life Coaching)
Become empowered to create positive changes in your life, at home and at work. From learning to be more confident to improving your relationships to getting what you want from your life, I will support you every step of the way. Life coaching is one of the most impactful things you can do to move forward towards your best life.
Customer Service Coaching
Navigating relationships with customers is essential to any successful business – large or small. Through Customer Service coaching you will refresh your communication skills, establish strategies to negotiate positive solutions to challenging situations, learn how to reach your customers more effectively, and commit to adding as much value as possible by serving your clients with excellence.
Customer Service coaching might be as simple as reviewing how you answer your phones or address customer concerns. Or as wide-reaching as considering how your store is laid out to maximize a positive customer experience. Engaging in “secret shopping” will provide invaluable insight into your business from your customer’s perspective.
However you want to improve customer service, aligning your business mission with your practices, especially with regard to customer service, will move your business beyond your goals and your customer’s expectations.
Whether you want to improve your leadership skills, learn how to communicate more effectively or become a coach to your employees, Leadership Coaching is a crucial part of your professional development and the success of your organization.
The goal of coaching is the goal of good management – to make the most of an organization’s valuable resources.
~ Harvard Business Review
Between 25% to 40% of Fortune 500 companies use executive coaches.
~ The HayGroup (USA) 1999
Leaders are more powerful role models when they learn than when they teach.
~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School
People often want to be held accountable to the changes they are implementing in their lives. A quick phone call or email tends to be enough to keep them on track with their goals. If this is you, stop going at it alone, a coach is a great way to feel supported and focused on your journey.
In our busy days, weeks and months we often don’t have the time for “traditional” meetings. Life gets in the way and schedules can change. But the need to focus on personal development and target ways to improve your success in reaching your goals doesn’t. If you struggle to fit it all in, it can be helpful to have on-demand resources to keep your personal goals front and center.
I create resources for your life and business. Check out these articles and courses. Take your time and move forward at a pace that you set. Change doesn’t happen overnight, it’s a process. Use these resources to support yourself on your journey.
Exclusive Coaching is for the people who want access to coaching nearly on demand. This option is for a select few clients whose lives don’t work around scheduling an appointment next Tuesday at 3p. These clients want what they want, when they want it. And having that access allows them to do and create amazing things. Imagine having a confidante, a champion, a collaborator on speed dial, 24/7/365. Imagine not feeling alone in the moments you need support the most. That’s exclusive coaching and it’s priceless.
Contact Sara Craig Co. to discuss your coaching needs.