Why I hired my first, second and sixth coach...and what I want to achieve from my seventh.
“You still have a coach?” one of my new clients recently asked me “what do YOU still need help with?” this brought a smile to my face; the answer would have taken some time and the session was all about her, not me.
It’s not the first time I’d been asked so here's why I hired my very first coach three years ago (on paper), what I now realise I went to her for, and what I really got. I’ve done the same for the next five coaches I've partnered with and my initial thoughts on what I THINK I want to achieve from working with my next one, though as I've learnt, I'll get this, and a whole lot more too!
Are you looking for some support accelerating your impact? Get in touch, we should talk!
1. Amelie Desgroppes
On paper - to help me write a keynote speech
In reality – to find out why I cried my eyes out in her ‘unleash your creativity workshop’
What I got – ownership of my story, taking back my power from those I’d given it away to, freedom from feelings and thinking that no longer served me, and a kick ass keynote speech at the Sydney Women in Travel Awards.
2. Cece Ojany
On paper – to help me improve the performance of the four businesses I managed.
In reality – to feel heard, supported, challenged, championed and believed in.
What I got – Clarity and confidence to take prioritised action that strengthened my teams, financials and products. Improved sleep with peace of mind I was taking the right action. My long-term vision; what was out of alignment with it, and action I could take towards it (spoiler alert - I quit my corporate job and re-trained as an Executive Coach & B Corp Consultant).
3. Tony Robbins
On paper - to get me all gee’d up to launch my business.
In reality – to join a new community of open minded, growth-oriented entrepreneurs that would inspire and support me on my next journey.
What I got – a mission so big it scared me, strategies to build towards it and explosive energy and deep inspiration to take action on it every day. Oh and a trampoline (long story).
4. Niiamah Ashong
On paper - to do the inner work on myself I saw other coaches had done.
In reality – to find out who I really was, behind all wall of confidence, courage and positivity.
What I got – I found out I WAS a curious, courageous leader with infectious boundless positive energy who could be and accomplish incredible things if I kept my Pleaser and Hyper-Achiever in check. WIP!
5. Rich Litvin
On paper - to help me build and grow an impactful word-of-mouth business.
In reality – to gain the confidence to build a business that was fun, flowing, easy and impactful.
What I got – increasing confidence to be me, do business my way, up level my ambitions for impact and an incredible community of like-hearted, different-minded coaches to support and collaborate with me. Unconventional Leaders was born from this community (come join us on the 24th!).
6. Denise Duffield-Thomas
On paper – to increase the income of my business
In reality – to work on my money-mindset, uncovering and removing money blocks that stop me from receiving the value I deserve from the value I create in the world.
What I got – a healthy appreciation of money and what good it can do in the right hands. I serve, I deserve. My income, influence and impact is growing!
7. My next Business Coach
Yet to be named, but tomorrow I join a Start-Up Accelerator Program with 1-2-1 Business Coach. I want help scaling my start up to accelerate my income, influence and impact in the world by putting more of a focus on B2B – working with more Good Businesses that want their income, influence and impact accelerated by up-levelling their Senior Managers and Execs. Know any that would love my support?
What’s getting in the way of you accelerating your impact in the world right now?
As one of my many mentors (Denise D-T) would say, “it’s your time, and you’re ready to take the next step” so get in touch, we should talk, I can help.
Mehalah Beckett is a consultant, coach and trusted advisor passionate about people, the planet and empowering others to inspire positive change. She coaches purpose-driven leaders to impossible goals, hosts Masterminds for hungry entrepreneurs and guides businesses through B-Corp. What can I help you achieve over the next year?