Mostly people want clarity. Clarity about what they’re doing, where they’re going, or how they’re going to get there. When the path ahead is muddled, people often find it more productive to work with a coach than toil away on their own. A good coach works with you to look at different perspectives and guides you to look beneath the issues causing your unrest.
People may think they want coaching to get motivated. Motivation is good but it’s always external, so when the externals change the motivation can disappear. A good coach doesn’t motivate, they inspire. Inspiration is internal; it comes from within you when you are encouraged to tap into it – sometimes you may even be surprised by the inspiration you find there.