March 2014

In This Issue
The Power of Forums
The Value of a Coaching Relationship

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Welcome to the March 2014 edition of Pathways to Success. This month's articles focus on the power of coaching. The first article talks about The Power of Forums and highlights my current efforts to build a peer group of CEO's/business owners in becoming a Vistage Chair. The second article focuses on the Value of the Coaching Relationship.


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Steve Terusaki, President of SEIDO ConsultingSteve Terusaki
SEIDŌ Consulting
The Power of Forums

"Walking the talk" is an important part of being an executive business coach. It allows me to be in constant evolution to be the best that I can be. At various times, I have worked individually with a coach and continue to participate in group coaching forums. I also currently participate in a peer mastermind group with fellow alums from the Berkeley-Haas Business School offered through Alumni Forum Services. The benefits of participating in a forum such as the Alumni Forum, or other groups offered through Vistage International or World Presidents' Organization (WPO) are tremendous. If there is one thing that is common to these peer forums is that they all strive to allow one to make the invisible visible. 

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.

Coaching relationships vary considerably. One of the advantages of individual coaching is that it can be tailored to the needs of the personality and the person being coached

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