Let me start I’m a big fan of hiring a coach to help guide you on your entrepreneurial path. I personally have worked with some amazing coaches over the years and I wouldn’t be where I am today without their support.
But, alas, not all the coaches I’ve worked with have been awesome. Some are just okay. And some, quite honestly, aren’t all that great.
Which leads me to today’s topic. What happens when you hire a coach and you don’t get the results you were looking for?
Or, if you’re the coach in this scenario, what do you do when you have a client who doesn’t get the results they hired you for?
When this happens, I know it’s tempting to blame the other person. The client will say the coach wasn’t very good or didn’t listen or gave advice that didn’t work.
The coach will say the client didn’t do the work or wasn’t coachable or wasn’t working to work through their blocks.
What’s the truth?
Well, as with most things, the truth is somewhere in the middle.
In my opinion, coaches coach and clients do. And the best relationships are when both are accountable to what their roles are — in other words, coaches are responsible for their coaching and clients are responsible for what they do or don’t do.
The trick is, how do you know where that line is? How can you sort out if the problem is the coaching or the doing?
Watch and see what you think:
(And if you’re wondering exactly how you can get everything you want simply by flipping your perspective? Check out the first episode here.)