Executive Coaching and Leadership Coaching can be delivered in a variety of ways: face to face in person, or remotely via phone or Internet. Whether telephone or Internet, remote coaching has many advantages over coaching in person that most people never think about. Here are my top seven reasons why you should try coaching over the phone.
1. Coaching over the Phone Minimizes Distractions
When I coach managers in their offices they often get distracted: the phone rings, someone needs something urgently, or it’s just the office environment that prevents a busy manger to let go of the thousand things on their mind. A “neutral place” like a coffee shop may be better, but here the waiter interrupts, there is background noise, or you want to see who’s at the next table. In contrast, coaching over the phone allows you to choose a place where you don’t get distracted.
2. Coaching over the Phone is More Effective
Coaching over the phone does not only reduce external distractions. On the phone, neither coach nor coachee need to pay any attention to their body language or to keeping eye contact. You can focus 100% on your thinking, and I can focus 100% on what you’re saying. This makes a big difference.
3. Coaching over the Phone Can be Done Anywhere
You choose the place where coaching works best for you, be that your sofa or your favorite beach. As long as you have a good connectivity, coaching can be done anywhere in the world. This is particularly helpful when you’re traveling a lot.
4. Coaching over the Phone Can be Done Any Time
Maybe coaching works best for you when all local coaches are sleeping or simply don’t want to meet you. All you need to do is find a coach in the right timezone, it doesn’t matter where the coach is.
5. Coaching over the Phone Allows You to Work With the Best Coach
Whether you are looking for a highly specialized coach or for the perfect personal match, with telephone coaching it doesn’t matter if your coach is 5 or 5,000 miles away from you.
6. Coaching over the Phone is More Time-Efficient
Obviously you don’t have to commute to see your coach, and you don’t get stuck in traffic. Telephone Coaching saves time, money, and energy.
7. Coaching over the Phone Can be Done Spontaneously
You may need coaching right now. You want someone as a sounding board for this crucial conversation in one hour. Or you need more clarity before you have to speak during the unscheduled meeting tomorrow. If your coach is available, nothing stops you to get telephone coaching on the spot.
If you have not experienced coaching over the phone, try it. I am sure you’ll love it.
Do you want to explore more about telephone coaching? Call me now, drop me an email, or connect via Skype:
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