As a sole-proprietor, and only employee of a Contracting Business, hard work comes with the job. What does not come naturally, is, realizing when it’s important to bring in help. I have run my business with moderate success for the past 5 years, but recently I felt it necessary to identify ways that I could grow my business, and generate proven strategies to make it happen. Upon my introduction to Julie Ketover, I knew that I had met the right professional to guide me in this process.
Immediately, Julie assisted me in uncovering “blocks” that were limiting me from achieving the goals that I had set for myself. The demands of my work are abundant, in addition to the demands of family obligations. In just a few short sessions it had become clear to me that the “routine” that I established in my life, was not conducive to my growth. A starting point was addressing my complacency in managing my schedule, and the people around me whom were willing to help. With a few subtle shifts in the way I was planning my work week, and the tasks that were “necessary” during the course of a day, I was able to substantially increase my productivity. My relationships with friends, family, and colleagues grew stronger as I was able to confidently communicate my intentions and needs.
The relationship in coaching was not about what Julie “told” me to “do”; moreover, it was how she was able to help me identify what “I” need to “do”. Unless you are part of some rare demographic, we as humans establish patterns that we don’t always choose. Those patterns almost passively enter our lives because of how we were raised, or even what we believed was comfortable. It helped me to be reflective, and willing to grow in order for the coaching relationship to prosper. Julie has given me confidence that I did not have when we first started working together. The coaching she provided me has been priceless in more ways than I could have imagined. Today, I am more “decisive” than ever in my personal and professional life because of the tools that Julie has given me. I have renewed optimism about my business, a fresh perspective on all of my future goals, and have become a better version of myself.
I am confident that a coaching relationship, no matter the duration, will benefit people from any background. If you feel like you are “stuck in a rut”, a “titan”, or on a path to “greatness” you can benefit from coaching. Some of the discoveries that Julie will help you make will be keys to the life that you’ve wanted for yourself. The best investment I’ve made in my business has been investing in “myself”, coaching has helped me to grow into the person I needed to be years ago. I am a better husband, father, and business owner because of the advice and knowledge from Julie Ketover.