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Pitsel & Associates Ltd. specializes in Executive and Management Coaching.

“Our chief want in life is someone who will make us do what we can”

– Emerson –

Are you looking for a Coach for yourself?  Would Dr. Pat be a Good Coaching Fit for You?

How do you find a Coach that would be a good fit for you?

An important element in the coaching process is that of achieving a good fit between coach and coachee.  There are all sorts of reasons why there may not be a good fit without either party being to blame.  There can be differences in values, personal style, experience, or just plain lack of comfort.

Might I be a good fit for you if you are looking for a coach?

YES, IF:

  • You are willing to try new (and sometimes difficult) things.
  • You are willing to admit (at least to yourself) that the situation you are now in is at least partly due to either what you have or have not done.
  • You are willing to commit time and energy to the coaching sessions for a six month period.
  • You are willing to listen to feedback about what you do well and what you need to improve.
  • You understand that you can’t talk your way out of something that you behaved your way into.
  • You know that you have the ability to do much more than what you have done to date.
  • You want to work with someone who believes in compassionate honesty rather than brutal honesty.
  • You want to work with someone who will not give you permission to fail yourself.

NO, IF:

  • You are dealing with a mental health issue. Psychologists may be coaches; coaches are not psychologists.
  • You have a pattern of passive aggressive behaviour (you say “yes” but never follow through, for example).
  • You believe that your current challenges are a result of other people treating you badly, either in the present or in the past.
  • Your current job/family responsibilities leave you no time to work on the challenges.
  • Your most successful strategy to date in trying to overcome challenges is BMWC (bitch, moan, whine and complain).
  • Someone is sending you to coaching and you are agreeing only to not rock the boat.
  • You believe that your boss is the problem.  Coaching you will not make the behaviour of your boss any better.