Professional Coaching Explained

We briefly discuss the difference between coaching and consulting, difference between non-certified coaching and certified coaching, the importance of having a professional coach, why coaching is essential for client development, what a client should bring to the coaching engagement, what the concept of professional coaching is all about, coaching and action learning, and lastly, the beauty of awareness and clear communication derived from professional coaching.

Coaching is not Consulting

Coaching doesn’t provide answers.

Coaching enables you to develop the answer that is right for you.

Industry knowledge is not mandatory for coaching.

However, it allows for clear dialogue, more comfort, and faster progress.


Information doubles every forty-eight hours.

There are choices for choices!

What you do today shapes your future.


Making the correct choices has a huge impact on your life.

A career needs to be crafted correctly.

A wrong choice can cause lost years, reduced income, and a lower quality of living standard.


Coaching is a badge of honor that shows you are ready to take action for more achievement.

All high achievers employ professional coaches to guide them to be their very best.

Coaching is about taking action, understanding the moment, and leveraging strengths for improved success.


Coaching does not dwell on past problems, but rather, takes the positives and learned experience and uses it to create new perceptions.

Not everyone can benefit from coaching.

A client has to bring traits with them to the coaching engagement.

A few traits for optimum results are as follows:

  1. Motivated to get better
  2. Interested in learning about themselves
  3. Open to taking measured chances
  4. Ready to change negative behaviors
  5. Ready to create goals and commit to them

Professional coaching is an investment in yourself and if you feel that you are better than your performance says then acquiring a certified professional coach is exactly what you need to get to the next level.

Not all coaching is created equal

There are many practicing coaches that are not formally trained in the art of coaching.

Anyone who has had experience with a certified coach and a non-certified coach could tell you the difference.

The difference concerns the approach to the relationship, the structure of engagement, the non-judgmental behavior of the coach, and more production from the client because of the high regard a certified coach has for their clients.

There is a certain type of education that enhances the coaching ability in regards to mental acuity, expert listening, and perspective shifting, understanding the power of questions, and respecting the expertise of the client.

Non-certified coaches bring a different self-created practice to the coaching engagement that incorporates a little bit of consultant and therapist which creates discomfort and increasingly contributes to the lack of attaining goals.

Coaching and Action Learning

Action learning is a fairly new concept in organizations that has been developed through sensitive research on Adult Learning and Leadership. Visualizing the action inoculates us to the experience – studies have shown that performance is elevated similarly when physically doing and visualizing the experience.

Coaching creates a comfortable confidential space where the client taps into this world with a trusted guide and operates subconsciously to get better at their specific craft. The client has already accomplished their objective in their mind when the time comes to physically perform and will succeed to the best of their ability because of the coaching engagement.

Coaching is Revolutionary

Professional coaching is a revolutionary way of communicating and the evolution of our development has created a medium to advance our performance. Positive psychology is tapping into the art of coaching and adapting it further for additional benefits. Professional coaching is here to stay and currently a multi-billion dollar industry. Our clients leave our engagement with new found awareness and amazement of the beauty of seeing clearly. Our way of life goes so fast that we fail to absorb its beauty and forget the basics that make life worth living.  This is a common theme in most of our lives because we are only human and only able to take in on average seven bits of information per second.  Being thankful for what we have is challenging when we see all the things we don’t have. The vividness of your life is very beautiful when you realize what is really there in front of you.

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What is Leadership Development?

What is Leadership Development?

     Leadership development is an activity that enhances Leadership ability within the defined leadership situation which concerns developing individuals through different developmental exercises.  The myth associated with leadership is that it is developed from inborn traits, but the truth behind the mystery of Leadership is that this unique ability is learned.  The art of leadership is based on a large-scale of traits that no one individual can possibly encompass, although, there are high potential individuals that possess many leadership factors that contribute to success at the highest level.  Identifying strengths and enhancing those well-defined abilities is integral to enhancing overall leadership ability and organizational psychologist have spent many decades deciphering the leadership code.

     There are multiple factors that combine to form the personality of a leader.  Not all great leaders are developed equally; to the contrary, most great leaders are drastically different from one another.  Personality traits, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, self-awareness, and instinctual factors conjoin to form the prominent behaviors of esteemed leaders.  Leadership is difficult and requires a well-trained individual to handle the immense responsibility.  Everyone wants to be the highly respected leader, but no one wants the responsibility that comes with the position.  This increases the difficulty associated with being a competent leader because of the difficulty associated with getting buy-in from followers.  A leader is merely an individual with followers and there is no such thing as a leader without followers. 

    Overall awareness concerning leadership requirements an all important first step that prevents averse communications that hinder relationship growth between leaders and followers.  Transferring the appropriate knowledge to high potential leaders is essential for leadership success and accurate translation of leadership knowledge into action can greatly increase the aptitude of a respective organization.  Distinct leadership abilities begin with the inner self – Self-awareness, self-control, high self-monitoring, an internal locus of control, and most importantly, the motivation to be the leader.  No one can become a great leader without the motivation to be a leader – Warner Burke.

Executive Leadership Coaching

    Transferring of leadership knowledge has been identified in several circumstances which include action learning, mentoring, multi-rater feedback, and more specifically, executive coaching.   Multi-rater feedback has been shown in multiple research articles to be more effective with the implementation of executive coaching.  Mentoring is a wonderful tool that transfers the ability to operate within a specific organizational culture, but lacks the confidential non-bias environment that is needed for true leadership development.  Professional executive coaching provides this monumental approach to leadership development by infusing action learning and executive coaching together to expedite the developmental process.

    High potential leaders are promoted for being technically great at what they do in regards to operations in certain niche areas.  They have proved their worth to their organization by showing their dedication, work ethic, and high integrity when it comes to company functions.  They have shown their ability to execute under stressful circumstances and have excelled by providing the highest quality of work.  Their managerial abilities were exceptional and their successful operational style influenced positive overall group processes.  They have learned to take on increased responsibility and have shown their ability to succeed as leaders.  The developmental next step in the career game is to climb the hierarchical ladder to the next level which involves leading a larger amount of associates, increased responsibility, and relinquished control over multiple situations.  This extreme decrease in control is counter-intuitive which creates a damaging effect on the overall behavior of most leaders who are used to having full control.  The new enlarged leadership position now places different demands on the leader which causes them to change their operational methods from a command and control style into a persuasive style that leverages the strengths of group associates to accomplish greater tasks.

    This behavioral transformation takes great effort and should not be underestimated.  Leadership development requires a skilled executive coach that understands the emotional rollercoaster involved with the leadership process as described above.  A successful coach-leader relationship will exponentially increase the learning curve needed to become a great leader.  The amount of time, money, frustration, damaged relationships, and more that are saved through investing in an executive coach during the leadership development process is priceless.
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S.M.A.R.T. Goals Explained

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Successful people create S.M.A.R.T. goals and people are successful because they create S.M.A.R.T. goals.  A true full circle – below is an outline of how you can apply S.M.A.R.T. goals to your process so you could enhance your success in a shorter amount of time and join the ranks of the Elite.

It all begins with an end goal in mind – A true desire – A need that you want to fill.  S.M.A.R.T. is an acronym for creating a process to reach the end result with success.  Stress is produced when order turns into havoc and having a S.M.A.R.T. blueprint allows the goal to take on its own form of auto-pilot thus reducing associated stress.

S.M.A.R.T. goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.

Specific – I want to make a lot of money vs. I want to make 250k within the next 8 months.  A specific measuring point provides you a metric for success or failure and provides a solid mental structure that creates motivation and purpose.

Measurable – Daily, Weekly, Monthly metrics are important when measuring your progress to meet the end goal.  Developing a specific amount of time per day dedicated to making a specific amount of money will allow you to measure the difference between existing and needed amounts to reach the end goal.  These measurable structures allow you to create an automated trajectory to meet your end goal.  This will allow you to adjust your metrics along the journey in order to reach the desired target or to reduce the end goal to a more realistic outcome. “Things that get measured get done” – Peter Drucker

Attainable – Or in other words realistic – You will not go from earning no money to earning 10 billion every 6 months.  Although we would like to make drastic leaps in earning potential, this is not realistic.  Develop a realistic goal that can be achieved.  Coaches note: Don’t sell yourself short either – You can achieve great things with great effort – All things are possible if you believe in yourself, find the correct operations, and work hard and diligently to achieve your desired results.

Relevant – How does this goal apply to your life? Are you motivated to meet this goal? Do you own the goal? The importance of the goal in relation to your life satisfaction is optimal for applying yourself to completing your efforts. If there is no substantial benefit or improvement then why are you doing it anyway? Choose your goals strategically and make certain that you want to achieve the desired results and gain a full understanding on the rewards you will receive on your journey.

Timely – Start the countdown – Without a time limit, the goal accomplishment could go on indefinitely.  Without a future goal post to signal the end will inhibit your success by allowing daily distractions to interfere with your required efforts. Success is defined as meeting goals. Set a feasible target date to enhance commitment and focus and this is the final step in being S.M.A.R.T.

I’m Keith Lawrence Miller and I approve this message.   We provide Certified Professional Action-based Coaching and Consultation services to Maximize Opportunity through Innovative Communication and Goal Setting by using Strategy in Leadership, Business, Career, and Life. Optimize your Strengths and Achieve Success in Less Time with a motivated Focus – Visit: or for more information…


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