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    Simple Self Coaching Technique

    by Kristi Shoemaker / September 19, 2011

    Coaching is certainly something you need to do with your sales teams, but it is also a way of thinking and challenging your own reality to do things differently. That said, it is important to coach yourself. We found this simple self coaching technique, presented by Marytn Yeats, and felt it was worthy of sharing it with you. Try it on yourself and see what you think!

    This self coaching technique is based on the GROW Model - Goal/Reality/Options/Will.  Ask yourself these questions.
    1. What topic or situation would you like to explore now?
    2. What do you want to achieve?
    3. How will you measure your achievement?
    4. How would someone else tell that you had achieved it?
    5. What else might you achieve?
    1. What is the current situation?
    2. What is the impact of all of this on you – physically, mentally and emotionally?
    3. What have you tried so far?
    4. What has been the result?
    5. Who or what has stopped you?
    1. What options do you have?
    2. What else could you do?
    3. If a really close friend was in the same situation and wanted your  view what would you say?
    4. How would you like things to be?
    5. What else could you do to achieve that?
    1. Out of the options so far, which are most appealing?
    2. What are you willing to do?
    3. When will you do it?
    4. When will it be completed?
    5. What support might you need and from whom?


    This might also be fun to share with other sales managers on your team.  Tell us how it worked!

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    Kristi Shoemaker

    Kristi Shoemaker

    Kristi is a marketing communications and public relations expert with over 30+ years of experience in a variety of industries. She was an integral part of EcSell's go-to-market strategy and execution from 2008 - 2012. Kristi enjoys taking a holistic approach by integrating all the key marketing disciplines to create synergies that generate maximum results. She is currently the president of KLS Consulting in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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