“Why Get a Coach?” – The Shape of Things to Come (by The Octagon Coach)

The Octagon Coach – Article 3

Why Get a Coach?


  • Need an objective soundboard, with relevant experience, and a 3rd party perspective?
  • Feeling “stuck”?  Contemplating multiple job options?
  • Part of a new major project?
  • Reentering the job market?
  • A recent graduate?  Changing jobs?
  • Simply wish to explore your potential?

The coach frames initial Communications, and should exhibit strong listening skills.  Both of you will exchange Observations, and begin to clarify or identify goals, which is the first step in helping you navigate the relevant systems.

The coach is supportive and encourages creative thinking.  However, he/she also holds you accountable by helping you acknowledge earlier commitments and follow through.  Many times, friends and family can’t support our changing, preferring the old familiar ways

A career coach may help evaluate career options, your resume, prepare you for an interview, and educate you on the use and preparation of references. An executive coach focuses on a specific developmental need, such as leading people, delegation, priorities, conflict, etc.  A business coach may assist an entrepreneur with a project, new client, or brainstorm with you on a presentation, request for proposal, or website content.

Is it worth getting a coach?  Find others who have had one and ask; however, you won’t really know until you try.  You might ask, “what will it cost me if I don’t get a coach?”

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Article 4. Are You Ready for a Coach?
Article 5. Getting a Coach, Making Choices
Article 6. Honoring Who You Are


Article 1. Thinking of Getting a Coach? What, Why, Who When, How?
Article 2. What is Coaching? A Coach?


The Octagon Coach

Michael J. Negrón, MBA
President & CEO
NEGRON Consulting
Consultant · Coach · Facilitator
Trainer · Speaker
The Octagon COACHING Model