In this increasingly hectic world, it is easy to get lost in-between the noise and lose track of our focus and vision. Most of us have experienced a loss of motivation and focus, if even for a short period of time. The problem arises when we linger in such a state and eventually find ourselves on a path without direction, a path which most probably leads nowhere.
Yet with a new year just starting, it would be wise to consider a reassessment to our goals and life purpose. At the end, we only get one life and it would be worth considering to make the most out of it. This is where coaching and mentoring is helpful and where Aren Bahia comes in. Aren Bahia is a speaker, coach and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Karma House Bali, Conscious Arts Tattoos, Full Reset Coaching and a founding partner in YogiLab as well as Lighthouse Bali.
“Not everyone who has obtained a coaching certificated is a life coach. Coaching is a discipline, it´s an art, and the first step towards being a successful coach is going through a training from accredited and recognized institutions.”
Following are the 4 keys shared by Aren Bahia to be a successful coach:
- Build trust by developing a real relationship.
The best leaders concentrate more on their team’s success than their own. Anytime a leader’s actions don’t directly reflect this philosophy, there’s bound to be turmoil. That’s why trust is important. If trust isn’t established first, it’s going to prove very difficult to make an impact. A leader should never assume that their title commands trust — it needs to be earned. This requires not only time but also a real intentional focus on getting to know each team member and their goals and ambitions.
- Use positivity as your base.
Great leaders are fundamentally great encouragers. At their core, they are people who bring out the best in others by supporting and leading in such a way that they radiate energy.
These radiators are naturally good at developing relationships. Effective leaders have a desire to build relationships that strengthen with time.
In other words, the longer they last, the more powerful the level of trust and connection. Real depth will rarely ever be established between two parties if one operates from a base level of negativity. The most influential directors in any organization know, if nothing else, they must impact others through positivity as a permission-to-play rule.
- Aim for one target.
Relationships lead to trust, and positivity produces receptiveness. Establishing these powerful connections creates the right setting for a leader to actually coach and mentor.
The key is for the leader to focus their sights on one goal for each team member at a time. Generally, while you are asking a team member to stretch and grow in one area, they’ll also be required to continue to be competent in many other aspects of their job description.
Because so many business roles today are multi-faceted, it’s increasingly more important to identify a singular breakthrough area at a time. A more targeted focus not only will greatly increase the likelihood of quicker progress, it also will create confidence that other goals can be achieved in the future.
- Be a consistent presence.
Every team member you get to lead will have enough ups and downs in their lives without a boss that adds on. Effective leaders are consistent in their temperament, messaging, availability and mission. Just like advertising, a consistent, cumulative approach is highly effective at building and creating change and improvement.
Libraries across the world are filled with insightful and sophisticated ideas on how to lead and make an impact. The best leaders take a variety of ideas into account and adopt a style that suits them. No doubt, there are diversified leadership styles and approaches that can all have significant impact.
However, it’s hard to find effective approaches that don’t emphasize the five essentials of developing trust, listening attentively, positive reinforcement, targeting and consistency.