Let me introduce you to Jackie Trepanier. She’s brilliant. And better than being brilliant, she’s a fantastic coach. Jackie has all the right education – she is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentialed through the International Coach Federation (ICF). But what really makes her wonderful is the creative way she works to solve my problems.
She listens, questions and makes me find my way to the answer – the right answer for me. Then we work together until the situation is resolved. Its like having a world-class advisor in my back pocket. Priceless.
Last year I conquered several stressful events (pregnancy/having a baby, selling a house, leaving a job and moving across the country) at once. I wouldn’t recommend it. Here’s what I know for sure though – if it weren’t for Jackie I wouldn’t have made it through the ordeal. No way, no how.
Why you need a coach:
1. You have goals at work – make $455,000 in the 2nd quarter, improve efficiency by 12.7%, etc. A coach can help you obtain YOUR (read: fun) goals. Want a promotion? A bigger salary? A way to get out the door by 6 PM? A coach will help you do all those things.
2. Maybe you don’t know what your goals are. A coach can help you discover what you really want. And I think you’ll find out just showing up isn’t good enough anymore.
3. You will experience change in your life. Its inevitable. A coach will help you navigate when times get tough. You’ll have the tools to face career, relationship and personal changes with grace.
4. Self-help books and articles are made for the masses. (Sorry Dr. Phil.) Only a coach can give you personalized guidance keeping your strengths in mind.
5. Having a coach isn’t all talk. Your coach will encourage you to take action. When you “forget” to make that one call that could change your life, your coach will be asking you why. Having someone holding you accountable to will change the way your act on your goals.
The life of a new entrepreneur is often a lonely one. Having Jackie as my coach has given me a team atmosphere from the beginning. Who is on your personal board of advisors? Now you know the president of mine.