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Lynn Grabhorn's Excuse Me Your Life is waiting, suggests that people will achieve goals when they focus clearly on what they want. Her techniques can help people change their thinking and feeling styles. Choose Coach Y.
Martha Beck's book, Finding your own true north, argues that finding your essential self will bring fulfillment. Choose Coach Z.
Finally, a business book like Michael Gerber's E-Myth series or Jay Levinson's Guerilla Marketing will assume you are perfectly capable of applying sound sales techniques once you learn what they are. Yes -- that's Coach Q.
The key is to be very clear on what you want and to decode what coach offers before you commit to long-term relationships. Karen got Coach X when she needed Coach Q
Read what coach has written. Ask if you can buy an hour or two of consultation. Ask directly, "What types of people do you believe you can help -- and why?"
You don't have to be friends with your coach. You don't have to eat lunch together or trade birthday gifts. But coach's model of human nature has to fit who you are.
Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D. author, career coach, speaker Career Freedom: Your survival strategy for the new millenium http://www.movinglady.com/coaching.html http://www.movinglady.com/ebooks.html Career Freedom Ezine mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org