What is Performance Coaching?
Performance coaching is a powerful tool for improving individuals’ lives.
It involves working with a coach to identify areas of improvement and develop strategies to achieve personal and professional goals.
The goal of performance coaching is to help individuals reach their full potential and become the best version of themselves.
One of the key benefits of performance coaching is increased self-awareness. Through coaching, individuals can gain a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, as well as their values and beliefs.
This self-awareness allows individuals to make more informed decisions and take actions that are aligned with their goals and values.
Another benefit of performance coaching is improved communication skills.
Effective communication is essential in both personal and professional relationships.
Through coaching, individuals can learn how to communicate more effectively and build stronger relationships with others.
Performance coaching also helps individuals develop resilience and overcome obstacles.
Life is full of challenges and setbacks, but with the help of a coach, individuals can learn how to overcome these obstacles and bounce back stronger than ever before.
In addition, performance coaching can help individuals develop new skills and achieve their goals more quickly.
Performance Coaches provide guidance and support, as well as accountability, which can help individuals stay on track and make progress towards their goals.
Introducing Scott Doel
In this, inaugural episode of the Attract Sell Nurture™ Podcast, I interviewed Performance Coach, Scott Doel.
The Transition From Mechanic to Coach
Scott has had a very interesting journey to becoming a Performance Coach.
Scott started his career as a mechanic, looking after a fleet of cars.
However, he did not enjoy this role and eventually had a falling out with his employer.
Scott applied for a different role, within the same company, in learning and development, which he found a lot more fulfilling.
It was during this time that he discovered his passion for coaching.
Scott started coaching within the workplace and also outside of work, particularly in sports coaching.
He studied various coaching tools, including neuro-linguistic programming and positive psychology.
Along the way, he also experienced personal challenges, including divorce, which led him to explore coaching further and develop his coaching style.
Scott considers himself a performance coach, focusing on the mind and how it affects performance.
He now applies this knowledge to help his clients achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
Scott’s journey from a mechanic to a performance coach highlights the importance of following your passion and exploring different career paths.
It also emphasises the power of coaching in helping individuals achieve their goals and improve their lives.
Scott’s challenges have also shaped his coaching style, making him more empathetic and understanding of his client’s struggles.
Clarity is Key in Coaching
One of the key elements in coaching is clarity.
This is evident in Scott’s coaching style as he helps individuals who feel stuck and want more from life.
He believes that clarity is the foundation for achieving any goal, and his coaching program is designed to help individuals gain clarity in their thoughts and actions.
Scott’s coaching program is divided into three stages, each focusing on a different aspect of achieving clarity.
- The first stage is about understanding how the mind works and creating space for new thinking patterns.
- The second stage is about identifying what the individual should be doing and why they should be doing it.
- The final stage is about maintaining momentum and overcoming obstacles that may arise along the way.
Scott’s coaching style is that of a guide, someone who helps individuals see the next step and trusts that it will lead them to another step.
He believes that it is not about de-complicating the journey or adding big words, but rather making it easier for individuals to get from where they are to where they want to be.
Clarity is essential in coaching because it helps individuals identify their goals and create a plan to achieve them.
It also helps individuals stay focused and motivated, even when faced with obstacles or setbacks.
Without clarity, individuals may feel lost or unsure of what steps to take next, which can lead to frustration and a lack of progress.
Group Learning Sparks Creative Ideas
The podcast discussion between Kase Dean and Scott Doel highlights the benefits of group learning in sparking creative ideas.
Scott explains that in a group setting, different voices and communication can spark new ideas and plant seeds for deeper thinking.
This cross-pollination of ideas can lead to the creation of something unique and innovative.
Scott emphasises the importance of not always being the one at the front of the class doing all the talking.
In a group setting, there is an opportunity for others to contribute and share their thoughts and experiences.
This can lead to a more diverse range of ideas and perspectives, and ultimately, better outcomes.
However, Scott acknowledges that not everyone may feel comfortable sharing their issues in a group setting.
In such cases, a one-to-one approach may be more appropriate. It all depends on the individual and what works best for them.
Outsource What Doesn’t Excite You
One key takeaway from the podcast is the importance of outsourcing tasks that do not excite us.
During the episode, Scott discusses his experience as a business owner, he emphasises that he would rather focus on the coaching aspect of his business, which he enjoys, and outsource the administrative and financial tasks that he finds tedious.
He notes that he is not good at these tasks, but more importantly, he does not derive any joy or fulfilment from them.
This concept of outsourcing which does not excite us is valuable not just for business owners, but for anyone looking to optimise their time and energy.
It is easy to fall into the trap of trying to do everything ourselves, especially when starting a new venture or project.
However, this can quickly lead to burnout and frustration, and may even hinder our ability to succeed in the areas that we are truly passionate about.
By recognizing our strengths and weaknesses, and acknowledging which tasks we enjoy and which we do not, we can make more informed decisions about how to allocate our time and resources.
This may involve hiring employees or contractors to handle certain tasks or simply delegating responsibilities to others within our team or network.
Of course, outsourcing comes with its challenges and risks.
It requires trust in others and may involve additional costs or time for training and communication.
However, the potential benefits of freeing up our own time and energy to focus on what we do best can outweigh these challenges.
Take Control of Your Focus
One key aspect of taking control of our focus is understanding the role of our reticular activation system.
This system helps us filter out irrelevant information and focus on what is important to us.
However, it can also lead us to fixate on negative or unproductive thoughts if we are not intentional about directing our attention.
By becoming more aware of our thought patterns and actively choosing what to focus on, we can tap into the power of our reticular activation system and use it to our advantage.
Another important factor in taking control of our focus is recognising the difference between reactions and responses.
Reactions are automatic, instinctual behaviours that are triggered by external stimuli.
Responses, on the other hand, are thoughtful, intentional actions that we choose to take based on our values and goals.
By learning to pause and reflect before reacting, we can become more intentional in our responses and avoid getting caught up in unproductive patterns of behaviour.
Finally, taking control of our focus requires a willingness to be adaptable and open to new experiences.
This may mean trying out different jobs or hobbies or seeking out new challenges and opportunities.
By embracing change and being willing to take risks, we can expand our horizons and discover new passions and strengths that we never knew we had.
Taking control of our focus is a powerful tool for achieving greater fulfilment and success in all areas of our lives.
By becoming more intentional in our thoughts and actions, and by embracing new experiences and challenges, we can tap into our full potential and live more purposeful, meaningful lives.
Curiosity Without Judgment is Key
Scott explains that another important aspect of his coaching process is curiosity without judgment.
This is a vital ingredient for coaches to possess, and it is also key for individuals looking to improve their own lives.
When we approach situations with curiosity, we open ourselves up to new possibilities and perspectives.
We become more open-minded and less likely to make snap judgments based on limited information.
his can lead to greater understanding and empathy for others and can help us to break free from limiting beliefs and biases that may be holding us back.
This podcast episode also touched on the importance of cultural differences in shaping our thinking patterns.
This is another area where curiosity without judgment can be useful.
By being curious about other cultures and ways of thinking, we can broaden our horizons and learn from different perspectives.
We can also become more aware of our own biases and assumptions, which can help us to overcome them and become more open to new ideas.
Another key point raised in the podcast was the importance of having a system in place for achieving our goals.
This is where Scott’s “Life Performance System” comes in – a three-phase process for:
- controlling our minds
- creating goals
- maintaining momentum
By having a clear system like the “Life Performance System” in place, we can avoid getting overwhelmed or distracted by other priorities and can stay focused on what matters.
Overall, the message of the podcast was clear – curiosity without judgment is key to personal and professional success.
By approaching life with an open mind and a willingness to learn, we can break free from limiting beliefs and biases, broaden our horizons, and achieve greater fulfilment in all areas of our lives.
Choose Excitement Over Anxiety
One particular topic that stood out in this podcast episode was the idea of choosing excitement over anxiety.
Scott shared a personal experience of going to an amusement park and feeling the same physical sensations of both excitement and anxiety.
Scott emphasised that it is ultimately up to us to choose how we frame those feelings and whether we let them control us.
This concept can be applied to various aspects of our lives, including our careers and personal relationships.
For instance, when faced with a new challenge or opportunity, we may feel anxious about the unknown or our ability to succeed.
But instead of letting that anxiety hold us back, we can choose to reframe it as excitement and embrace the new experience with enthusiasm and a growth mindset.
Similarly, in our relationships, we may feel anxious about opening up to others or being vulnerable.
But if we choose to see vulnerability as a strength and an opportunity for deeper connections, we can approach our relationships with more authenticity and intimacy.
Of course, choosing excitement over anxiety is easier said than done.
It requires a shift in mindset and a willingness to challenge our own limiting beliefs and biases.
It also requires us to be intentional about how we frame our experiences and emotions.
One way to cultivate this mindset is through mindfulness practices, such as meditation or journaling.
By tuning into our thoughts and emotions without judgment, we can gain a greater awareness of our patterns and biases.
We can also practice reframing our thoughts and choosing more positive and empowering perspectives.
Authenticity Over Salesmanship
In this podcast episode, Scott Doel shares that he doesn’t like sales and doesn’t want to promote himself in that way.
Instead, he believes in being authentic and getting out there to coach people in any way possible, even if it’s just through a Facebook post.
This approach to business ownership is rooted in a moral obligation to help others and put people first, rather than focusing solely on revenue and sales.
Scott believes that by focusing on helping people, the revenue will naturally follow.
This is a refreshing perspective in a world where many businesses prioritise profits over people.
Moreover, Scott emphasises the importance of measuring growth beyond revenue.
He asks himself if he’s improving as a coach and if he’s helping more and more people.
He measures success by the moments of clarity he sees in his clients and the impact he has on their lives.
This approach to business ownership is centred on the human experience and the value of helping others.
During this podcast episode, Kase and Scott also touch on the importance of reframing our thinking and accepting “good enough” as a measure of success.
This is particularly relevant in the context of technical skills, such as building a website or creating a funnel.
For example, Scott acknowledges that these may not be his strengths, but he celebrates the small victories and the sense of achievement that comes with overcoming technical hurdles.
Listen, Be Curious, and Help Others.
In today’s world, where people are often exploited through marketing messages, it’s essential to prioritise authenticity and putting people first.
Scott advises those interested in starting a similar coaching business to listen and not jump to conclusions or give advice based on what they’ve read or watched.
Instead, they should find out where the advice is coming from and be curious about the person’s needs.
Scott also believes that riches are not just about money, but also about having fulfilling experiences and helping others.
He advocates for businesses to focus on creating a win-win situation, where both parties are happy with the exchange of value.
This way, businesses can avoid exploiting people and creating a negative impact on their lives.
Towards the end of the podcast episode, Scott introduces a Facebook group where people can learn more about his performance coaching system.
The training offered in the group is a 30-day program that covers the concepts discussed in the podcast in more detail.
It’s a great opportunity for people interested in personal development coaching to learn from an experienced coach.
In closing, Scott reminds us that business success is not just about profits but also about the positive impact we have on the world around us.
By listening, being curious, and helping others, we can create businesses that are fulfilling and impactful.
Focus on creating win-win situations and avoiding exploiting people for our benefit.
Authenticity and putting people first should be at the core of any business.
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