Jump Start: 30 Days of Coaching
Meet Michelle Batz,
Personal Trainer, Teacher, and Author:
Q: Why did you hire a coach?
What did you want to see happen in your life at that time?
A: I hired
Kristin to help me brainstorm ideas. For instance, I had
an idea and then Kristin would take the idea further. She
told me to write a book and I did. Plus I needed someone
to help me springboard to a higher level, which Kristin
did! Kristin's support and knowing the right questions to
ask gives you the power to be empowered.
My main goals were to:
- Refine my exercise schedule.
- Find a way to maximize my strengths and skills.
- Brainstorm ways to improve my life.
Q: What are the
tangible results of your coaching experience?
one short month, I began the process of writing my
book which has now been published. My personal fitness book,
What's Holding You Back?, is
available on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com or Borders.com.
Q: Why do you
think coaching works? What about it worked for you?
A: Coaching works because
you have someone on your side helping you network or find
new approaches on what you would like to achieve. It works
because it makes you accountable to someone. Reporting in
and talking is the best aspect of coaching...it is just
so wonderful to talk with Kristin. You go away thinking
that nothing can stop you from achieving your dreams.
Q: What was memorable or meaningful
about your coaching experience with Kristin? Would you change
A: The most memorable part
was Kristin's direct approach. She asked specific questions
that helped me pinpoint what I needed. She's a great listener
and you cannot hide from her. Kristin hears it in your voice.
Q: What are Kristin's strength
as a coach?
A: She makes you feel right
at home, even when you haven't met her face to face. She's
a friend immediately and there's no judgment from her, just
a desire to help you succeed.
Q: Since you were coached
by Kristin for a short period of time, one month, were there
any lasting effects or permanent changes in the way that
you think or act?
A: If there's something
I feel is worth working towards, I'm not afraid to just
do it now. Why not?
once in a while, I accept a "project coaching"
assignment. While I enjoy the longer term, life makeover/career
client, I also love helping someone get a jump start. Michelle
signed up for one of my 30 days of coaching programs, where
the goal is to coach for a month and then fly solo. We hit
the ground running.
As a teacher and personal trainer, Michelle entered coaching
as a real dynamo. She simply needed to reinvigorate her
life and career with a juicy new goal. "How about writing
a book," I suggested. Talented people like Michelle
need a vehicle to share their gift with a larger audience.
The book was a perfect solution. So she wrote it.
The book has been the springboard for Michelle's career
and she is now working toward increased visibility as a
fitness expert and frequently emails me for quick advice
about the next stages of her business.
Today, she writes fitness columns for several online publications.
See, once you get rolling in the right direction, momentum
eventually takes over. The trick is to discover the right
direction for yourself.
Note: One way to create momentum
in your life now is to think about this question: "What
one thing could you start or stop doing to create a positive
chain of events in your life?"
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