Do you see yourself as a coach, or want to know what strategies work in becoming a highly successful one? I do, so I picked up Million Dollar Coaching – Build a World-Class Practice by Helping Others Succeed by Alan Weiss, PH.D, the Bestselling author of Million Dollar Consulting.
Alan uses a methodical approach to defining the role of a coach, building a foundation of trust and value, developing your skills and marketing yourself as a coach. Of particular interest to me was his defined difference between the mentor and coach.
Alan’s definition of coaching includes a defined goal and an agreed upon definition of success. This includes a finite time limit as well. The concept of “life coach” doesn’t fit this model. Important note: If you want to be a life coach, don’t buy this book.
The best part is the real world questions for topics like defining coaching, qualifying clients, and developing yourself (just to name a few).
A useful definition of Trust – My firm belief that you have my best interests in mind.
Great quote – Requesting help is not a sign of weakness, but of strength. We all need help. Asking for it is a healthy sign.
I could fill a book with all of the wisdom in this book. But, since Alan has already done that, I’m suggesting that you buy his.
Rob’s Rating system (bolded, the rating is)
Buy now (today!) at full price (unless you want to be a “life coach”)
Buy if you get a discount
Wait for the paperback
Wait for someone else to be done with the paperback
If you’ve read my review, you got the gist of it