Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.
It was great to see some of you at the Co-Coaching last night. I am looking forward to the next session on 7th April. More details about this over on The Coach Zone.
Last week, I spoke briefly about the benefits of taking some time out to think about direction and strategy. Once you have had a chance to do this, then we need to break this down into some achievable goals – and not too many of them.
As an example, you may have a dozen key goals that you want to achieve over the year, but working on all of them at the same time might be just too much.
The next step is to prioritise the goals into a timeframe and from that break the goals into some actionable steps.
For example, (and using SMART), by the end of this financial year, I want to be working with x coaching clients. This x depends on your business – it could be 10 one to one and perhaps 3 groups – or could be different.
Focusing on the ‘big’ figures can be hard to comprehend, so breaking this down into smaller targets can make it achievable.
For example, by the end of April, I will have added one more coaching client to my list.
You can then work the targets up into a goal and this becomes achievable. As the old adage says ‘how do eat an elephant, in bite size chunks’.
Keeping track of this could be on a white board in your office, on an excel or numbers spreadsheet, or could be on some of the many project management or CRM tools that are available. Some of these have free levels such as Asana and Trello (as project management tools), and Hubspot (CRM or customer relationship management tool). Be aware though that free is ok for a period of time, but to really use these, you may be looking at a monthly cost.
There you go – Strategy to Tactical – just need to do it now!
As an aside, I have 2 places available for the coaching development and supervision cohort. Please do look here for more information and for the first step to apply for this. When these places have gone, they are gone and the next cohort is likely to be a September start.