- Posted by Janet Zaretsky
- On November 30, 2014
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I am up to a lot in my life and everything I am up to really matters to me. I manage a multi-million dollar corporation; I sell very expensive high-end products for my company; I am a husband and a father and I lead personal development seminars where people go to work on things that really matter to them. My coach has coached me in each and every one of these areas almost continuously for the last 4 ½ years. She has never failed to be generous with her time and I have not yet found the boundaries of her commitment to my success.
One of the most amazing things about her is her ability to be with and just accept everything the way it is. No matter how much of a scoundrel I have been, no matter how much I have resisted her coaching or just flat out ignored it, I never felt invalidated. Everything I did or didn’t do became an opportunity for my growth and development. Because of her, I am more loving and accepting than I ever thought I could be.
And she’s just so real. A lot of coaches are good at delivering coaching that helps you see things from a different point of view. Her coaching goes way beyond that. She has been through her own successes and failures and disappointments as a professional, a wife and mother and as a leader in the world and she shares them all with you. She’s not one of those people who are up there somewhere. You always know you’re talking to someone who will not only coach you through what you are dealing with, but who has walked a mile in your shoes. With her, everything seems possible. I have accomplished things I didn’t think I could.
Most recently, I called her for coaching around a deal I was negotiating. I was really stuck. I was sure that once I laid my cards on the table, my prospect was going to take offense and walk. I couldn’t see how to get past the bitter pill I needed him to accept. I called my coach in just five minutes; I completely got my own concerns out of the way so I could listen to my client again. When he did get upset about the deal I offered, I was able to really hear him and to validate what he was concerned about. As a result, we worked out a win-win in no time and I closed a $32,000 deal. That was 5 minutes of coaching. I am certain that had I not called her, the deal would have gone south.
If you are someone who is really up to something that matters to you, you want my coach in your corner. She will have you be successful. Because of her, I am up to things that I never dreamed possible, and I am accomplishing them! Thank you for everything you have contributed to me and my life. I will never forget what you have contributed to me.