I arrived home, rushing from the bus to make sure I had time to settle in before my Skype consult with Stacy, since it was right after work. Right on time, my computer starting ringing. We agreed to do voice Skype only, since video is often degraded and my internet quality is sketchy at best.
I don’t really remember much specifically about the call, as it was a very comfortable and at times humorous conversation. Then again I was on semi-best behavior, since I know my sense of humor is either appreciated or not. harhar. She gave me an overview of how coaching works, a mini process, and asked me questions as well. Since I really want this to work out, I try not to hide my special brand of oddness too much, or we won’t really be on the same page. Okay, I do hold some of it back.
I felt much more informed and comfortable with the process and my choice to contact HallieCrawford after this conversation, but as you’ll see from my notes I spent more time yakking or listening, and not so much time writing:
Have to know yourself.
Know your options.
Build a blueprint overlap
Right decisions will become clear…
Micro changes (immediate)
Negative self talk
Most clients do individual coaching. Speaking 2-3 times per month. (rather than attending seminars)
Do people/can I create custom jobs? Yes – Over 50% creating something.
This might not seem like much, but I tend to internalize and visualize information in some situations, reserving strict note-taking for others. Suffice to say I learned enough to know that this coaching service was exactly in line with what I was looking for in the Google machine a few weeks before (and on/off for years); not a headhunter, but an exploratory and creative process.
At the end of our consult I decided that I had more to gain than lose, so I signed up! I don’t take things like this lightly, and I’m not easy to indoctrinate (or impress) so I felt sure this was the step I
wanted needed to take.
After each coaching call Stacy follows up with a thorough email outlining our conversation, attaching anything I might need (in this case a Welcome Packet) and assigning me homework. I love Welcome Packets, don’t you? I also love homework. Nerd.