Being a time management coach, I obviously believe in the process of being coached. So I also have a coach.
I’ve found that I get the most value out of my own coaching sessions by doing these 3 things:
Schedule time to prepare for my coaching call
As part of my weekly planning time, I take a few minutes to decide what I want to discuss during the session. Of course, I make some notes too.
Set the agenda at the start of the call
At the start of the call, I say something like “today, I’d like to focus on these three areas. 1, 2, and 3” just to keep us on track. I have a tendency to sometimes get distracted so this is my way of getting accountability.
Ask myself, “what’s bugging me the most right now?”
Sometimes when I do the weekly planning, I tend to want to do too much work on too many projects. Asking myself this question forces me to get real and focus on priorities instead of nice-to-haves.
That's what works for me.
Do you have a coach? If yes, how do you get the most out of your coaching calls?