September 2013

In This Issue
Why Engage a Business Coach
The Value of a Coaching Relationship

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The theme for the September issue of Pathways to Success is Business Coaching. In the past, there has been a stigma of "remedial" work with the involvement of a business coach. In reality, the coaching relationship brings about enormous possibilities. It is about unleashing the potential that lies within each of us. As the first article provocatively asks, "Can you afford not to?"

Each month it is my hope that you can find insight and a reason to self-reflect from these articles.
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Steve Terusaki, President of SEIDO ConsultingSteve Terusaki
SEIDŌ Consulting
Why Engage a Business Coach
As a business leader are you faced with the following issues?
  • Need a safe place to have confidential discussions
  • Need for someone to "actively" listen to your thoughts and ideas  
  • Need to reinforce your commitment to action
  • Worried about how to address your "blind spots"
Having been in the position of CEO, I realized there a few options when it comes to having crucial conversations. Confidentiality prevents you from open discussion and dissemination of information to colleagues within the organization.

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The Value of a Coaching Relationship

Sometimes people confuse coaches with traditional consultants. Unconsciously, people ask coaches to give advice. The role of a coach is not to provide answers or solutions. It is to help you develop the potential that lies within yourself, so that you increase your capability to overcome all obstacles and achieve all of your goals. Sometimes people expect coaches to serve as mentors. They want their coach to go before them and show them the way. However, the coach's role is not to lead you. Rather it is to help you discover for yourself where you are today and where you want to be in the future. Once you chart your own course, your coach will accompany you on the journey and provide ongoing support, guidance, and encouragement.

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