By Dominika Miernik (Poland)

What does success mean to you? How do you imagine yourself as a successful person?

For most of us success means to accomplish something, realise our dreams, be rich, have a recognition in our field, feel that we are on the right path, have a successful business or a career.

Whatever success means to you and how it looks, you need to know how to reach it, have a plan and tools which will help you on your journey. When you are thinking about a person who succeeds in their life, for example your role model, sometimes you ask yourself How did they do that? What can I learn from them?

You can learn a lot but the most important thing is that you have all your tools and answers  inside you. The question is how to work them out.  Life coaching is one of the most powerful tools that can help uncover your potential, achieve your successful goals and accelerate your success and fulfilment.

What can you get  from coaching for success?

With life coaching for success you can:

  • grow your business
  • increase revenue and sales
  • improve your time management
  • get organized
  • manage stress better
  • enhance and strengthen relationships
  • and much more…

It will help you to focus on the areas you would like to succeed in, the present and on what you need to do in order to create the successful future that you want.

Coaching for success – how does it work?

The most successful people like sportsmen and sportswomen have a coach to help them define what their goals are and to ensure that they do exactly what it takes to succeed. A coach will guide you along your journey to achieve your goals, have a positive impact on your life and accompany you in taking the next steps, discovering, and releasing your latent abilities and possibilities. As Anthony Robbins said “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.”

Many coaches will use the GROW model to help you with achieving that. You have probably heard about it but let me remind you that the particular value of GROW is that it provides an effective, structured methodology which helps to set goals effectively and take appropriate actions. Utilising a deceptively simple framework, the GROW model provides a powerful tool to highlight, elicit and maximise inner potential through a series of sequential coaching conversations.

Your chances to success are better when you split your goal in small steps (small goals) and you are focused on the most important parts of change. Your coach can guide you in this process through GROW model. Here are the steps:

G – Goal. The first step in the coaching session is to set up a specific and realistic goal, something that you will achieve within the short-term.

R – Reality. The focus of the coach is to understand the issue and encourage you to discuss and become more aware of all aspects of the situation, where you are now and how far you are from the goal.

O – Options. The intention is to draw out a comprehensive list of possible actions for you to take, what can be done.

W – (Will) Actions. The aim of this stage is to agree upon the actions you will take and check your commitment motivation to follow them.

Through these simple steps a coach will boost your confidence and self-motivation, leading to an increase in your success and personal satisfaction.

Reach your success with results coaching

During the coaching sessions your coach will empower you to explore what results you would like to achieve in areas of your life and will invite you to clarify them. You will be supported in checking the gap between where you are now and where you would like to be. You will than assess your commitment, motivation and accountability to reach your goals.

Using coaching as your tool to success, you will be supported in keeping the right track towards achieving your dreams and accomplishing goal after goal.  It will move you forward and keep you focused on your future.

Design your successful future

Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
Ross Perot

In order to succeed you need to overcome many challenges and obstacles. In the coaching relationship you will be challenged, asked about your failures and how you dealt with them. This will give you a picture of your future and a path to follow it.

Coaching makes a difference in your life, it makes it how you want it.

About Dominika Miernik

For several years Dominika Miernik, have been interested in the professional and personal development. She conducts coaching sessions for clients and organizations. She specializes in issues associated with career coaching and intercultural coaching. Her passion is helping people to discover their dreamiest career path and adapt to the new country. Her aim is to improve the quality of life and satisfaction with their profession.

Dominika is a certified coach by The Coaching Academy in the UK, one of the largest coaching schools in Europe.

She have many years of experience in positions related to recruitment, counselling, and customer service, gained on the international labour market, mainly in Italy and the UK. She graduated from the University of Rome, Universita ‘di Roma “La Sapeinza”, specializing in communication and organization psychology, she also graduated from the Italian school of HR Value (Human Resources). She is a trainer of American Richard Bolles’ Counselling Programme, “Parachute”, that teaches effective methods of job searching, examines training capacity, and shows how to prepare for an interview.

She believes that her professional experience and psychological training are essential to effective customer support.

Source: iCN Issue 3 (Life Coaching); pages 37-38