The use of technology can improve the quality of the coaching engagement
Get immediate traction with clear goals and timeframes
The role of the coach is to help bring clarity to your goals so you can consider what strategies and resources you need for achieving them. This clarity allows you to refine those goals and bring a sharper focus to the next steps. It’s also crucial to set timeframes for your goals so that you can stay on track. While this can be challenging, ensuring goals and timelines are realistic and attainable will help you to remain motivated and be able to motivate others as you see your goals materialize. It is also the role of the coach to ask questions that will help you to mitigate potential risks and make allowances for the inevitable (and sometimes unforeseen) circumstances that are the reality of life and felt more heavily by those who carry significant responsibilities.
The COVID pandemic revealed many things, not the least that our goals can quickly become redundant for many different and unexpected reasons. Because they can frequently change, the focus and support of a coach can help you to reframe your goals, adapt to new goals that need to be set, or maintain focus around a primary goal that is still important but under threat. The approach used by LCP Global centers around the importance of leveraging “90-day Sprints” which can be an effective way to refocus and realign your efforts around a series of smaller actions, where progress is measurable and the celebration of quick wins can inject energy for maintaining motivation.
Ultimately, an effective means of tracking your progress towards goals needs to be in place to ensure coaching is having the desired effect and that momentum is being maintained. This is why technology is becoming increasingly popular, as there are tools and apps that allow for coaching dashboards, automated reminders and check-ins, and editable forms and documents that allow insights to be applied to new goals or existing goals as they change.
How coaching can help you to achieve momentum that is sustainable
Let’s finish with the question you were asked at the beginning, “Are you needing to make a change in your business but don’t know how to get started?” The coaching process can give you the tools and support to make those changes so that you can achieve sustainable success. While coaching can radically transform the outcomes you are looking for, it’s important to remember that the relationship between the coach and client is of huge importance, as is the approach or methodology the coach uses to help you launch your goals. Yes, it’s a journey that requires dedication and commitment from both coach and client, but if you’re tracking the progress of your goals along with your personal and professional development as part of that process, momentum becomes easier to sustain.
LCP Global is committed to helping leaders and organizations understand the value coaches can deliver, and how the LCP Leadership Accelerator™ with its 90-Day Goal-Tracking System can deliver tremendous momentum to your goals and your personal and professional growth.