Real performance is going beyond what is expected; it is setting one’s own highest standards, invariably standards that surpass what others demand or expect. It is, of course, an expression of one’s potential.
By definition, the full expression of one’s potential demands taking total responsibility or ownership. If it did not, it would not be one’s own potential, it would be partly someone else’s. Peak performance coaching is therefore the essential tool for optimizing people’s potential and performance.
Top achievers perform quite well on autopilot with their attention elsewhere, but higher levels of performance demands full attention and no distractions.
Performance Coaching Is
- About unlocking future potential performance rather than evaluating and judging current performance. It’s based on the belief that individuals want to and can do a good job. If, deep down, you don’t believe this, coaching is probably not for you.
- Not so much about passing on individual performance objectives, but rather a technique to take away the barriers that prevent individuals from actually taking on and delivering against their personal goals.
- A different way of viewing people – a far more optimistic way than most of us are accustomed to – and results in a different way of treating them.
Peak Performance Coaching
You may think that “peak performance coaching” means coaching for top performers – in other words, people who, for whatever reason, have been identified as “star talent.”
Actually, peak performance coaching is about helping all people reach their full potential, in any area of their lives, including work.
The approaches and techniques used in high-performance coaching borrow heavily from the worlds of sport and the military – areas where optimal performance is key. Peak performance coaching conversations usually start with finding out people’s “starting points” – their visions or life ambitions. Then, it moves on to explore the directions in which people need to move to achieve those visions, and the steps they need to take now to do so.
When to Use Peak-Performance Coaching
How often do we think we know what we want to achieve, only to discover that gaps in willpower and self-discipline hold us back?
Peak performance coaching helps people explore their motivation, and overcome the blockers that hold them back. It’s about both support and challenge. It’s particularly useful for the development of mental strength.
The development of mental strength is extremely useful in situations like:
- Long-range career or life planning – While some people may prefer not to have a “life plan,” there’s robust evidence that shows that people who have clear plans and goals are more likely to be successful in the long term.
- Navigating career change points – An example of a career change point could be the transition from being primarily seen as a manager to being seen as a leader – someone who offers clear guidance and genuine inspiration. Coaching can help people navigate these change points more successfully.
- Making fundamental changes to behavior – This involves the equivalent of athletes breaking bad habits in their game, and relearning basic skills the right way.
- Handling major life setbacks – High-performance coaching can help people recover from major business or personal setbacks. In particular, it can help people address work-life imbalances, or deal with major episodes of stress or burnout.
Performance coaching can be described as a series of guided conversations that enable the “coachee” to discover and implement personal solutions to challenging issues or areas of performance. These solutions, because they are intrinsic to the “coachee,” are more likely to succeed and endure than solutions imposed externally.
Who Am I?
My name is Gregg Swanson and I an expert at taking top achievers to greater levels of success.
Who Are You?
My clients are high performers. They have achieved terrific levels of success, but they know they can do more. They are action oriented, bold and courageous.
- You are confident, successful, powerful. You are driven to make a difference, to make a contribution. You achieve at the highest levels. You have a purpose for your action, you’re putting your stake in the ground because you have a compelling drive to step up.
- You know you can achieve more, you just can’t figure what’s holding you back, you’ve hit a level of resistance.
If you know you’re capable of more, but unsure as to what’s holding you back, request an Introductory Consultation and let’s work on it together.
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