Ever wonder if you’re allowed to bring up a personal issue with your business coach?
I suppose it depends on the coach, but in my work with business owners I’m convinced that it’s essential to work through personal stuff.
This topic came up recently while I was a guest on Lisa Arnold’s podcast.
Watch the video to hear more.
I always offer hosts a mini-session with me to experience what I do before we record the interview. Lisa decided to do her session as part of the podcast. (Gutsy!)
When I asked what she wanted to work on, up came a personal issue she hadn’t planned to address. We tapped, and she got a lot of relief and clarity.
Lisa was surprised that someone who works with business owners was willing to tap on a personal issue. In Lisa’s experience, business coaches work with clients’ business issues while life coaches work with clients’ personal issues. So what was I doing combining the two?!
As I explained, a business owner IS her business. If she is struggling with something in her personal life, it’s going to affect her business.
So any business coach who is unwilling or unable to help a client with their personal difficulties is not going to be very effective when life inevitably gets in the way of business-as-usual.
Particularly when they’re working with women business owners who have to juggle so much to keep their businesses and their family/spouse/friends/health/life running smoothly.
The bottom line here is: If your business coach draws a hard line between personal and business with you, consider whether that really is a good fit for you.
If it is, great.
If not, consider looking for someone who can work with both.
And if you’d like to explore whether working with me would be a good fit for you and your business, just hit reply. We’ll set up a time to talk.
I’ll let you know when Lisa’s podcast goes public so you can hear our conversation—and see me do some actual EFT.
In the meantime…