How Coaching Can Help You
A good coach works with your agenda. Together you decide what you want to accomplish. Your coach employs a variety of coaching skills which are designed to keep conversations on point and focused on you. Exceptional listening, the ability to help you identify your particular strengths, keen questioning and good follow-up are critical to help you get what you want in a coaching relationship. Because of his life experience and coaching course work with MentorCoach LLC, Ben brings a strong skill set to the relationship.
The coaching relationship is a collaborative alliance between equals. Unlike a consulting relationship where the consultant delivers advice, Ben's primary job is to enable you to find solutions, to chart constructive courses of action and to achieve goals. Ben believes in positive psychology making progress using your personal strengths.
Ben's coaching style is respectful, resourceful and direct. He proceeds at your pace and supports your interests. When he feels that it is appropriate to offer advice, he asks your permission to do so. Relationships are professional, thoughtful and built on trust.
At the start of each coaching session, Ben asks you what you want to achieve. He checks in with you at the end of each session to make sure you got what you wanted. As a client you may decide to set up long term goals and short term plans. If at any time you feel you are not getting what you are paying for, Ben will respond immediately to address issues and, if appropriate, cancel the relationship.
Ben's coaching is versatile and flexible. With life experiences ranging from managing a gunnery division on a destroyer in Vietnam to serving as president of small non-profit in New England, from seven years as an expatriate in three countries in Asia to working on solutions to assist urban poverty in Massachusetts, and from working for a large commercial bank to telemark skiing in the Canadian Rockies, Ben brings a variety of experiences and personal contacts that often help him relate to many different people and issues.