What exactly is coaching? I thought it was something you needed only when you were playing a sport, i.e. basketball or football, and the coach was there to help you increase your skills and keep you on track. Sounds good, but not relevant to my life. Then I heard about life coaching. My impression was that it was for people who had no clue what to do with their lives. That mistaken belief continued for many years. There was no way I ever needed a coach, I have it all together. Right???
Wrong. I was really wrong. Every one of us, and I mean EVERYONE, can benefit from some type of coaching. Coaches do not guarantee results; you and only you are responsible for the results. I hired a personal trainer/fitness coach and he helped change my life. Then I hired a law firm coach and he helped transform my law practice. So many of us know what to do (or think we do) but we just don't do it. We need someone not only to show us the way but also, to not let us off the hook. Accountability is key. Even coaches have coaches!
I help clients with family law matters, including divorce, custody, support and prenuptial agreements. You can coach with me throughout your divorce. There is a book I use, The Divorce Companion, written by my friend and colleague Adina Laver, who is a fantastic coach and wonderful person. The book is divided into several chapters and you can choose where to start based on where you are in the divorce process. Some of the chapters include Getting Your Head in the Game, Prioritizing Your Children's Health and Well Being, The Financial Component of Divorce, and Common Misconceptions, among others. Coaching using The Companion helps you to remain in control when things get overwhelming. No need to surf the internet; everything you need to know is here in one convenient place. Clients who have used it say that they feel less scared and better able to navigate all aspects of their divorce (legal, financial and emotional). Sounds good to me.