Teresia LaRocque, MCC, is Canada’s first Master Certified Coach and co-founder of ICF Vancouver. Over the past 20 years, she has been a key player in developing the coaching industry in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada.
We just launched our Spring Erickson Business Center program and commitment was a big part of our conversation. To grow your coaching business your ability to demonstrate consistent commitment to your goals will determine your level of success.
I often say you can tell your level of commitment by the actions you take. Many of you have the goal, dream, and hope to build a successful coaching business. Commitment proceeds success, and until you’ve made the commitment, goals are irrelevant, dreams are useless, and hopes are no more than a pipe dream.
“Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism." - Abraham Lincoln
Whether you are committing to taking The Art & Science of Coaching, getting married, losing weight, taking your parenting skills to the next level, or building your coaching business, consider creating a commitment pledge and get real with your commitment.
Here is an example of the pledge we use in the Erickson Business Center program. (I was inspired by the pledge concept when Oprah, years ago shared her pledge around commitment to lose weight and make healthy choices, yes I am a big Oprah fan).
I, _______________________, have agreed to participate in the six-month Erickson Business Center Program. I do so for the purpose of developing myself as a coach and an entrepreneur and creating a successful coaching business.
I agree to complete the entire 6 months of the program as it has been designed. I am fully aware of the benefits of my participation in Erickson Business Center and have decided that this program will provide the structure needed to form the habits necessary to become a successful entrepreneur and coach.
I am committed to showing up on the conference calls (Business Building, group call, and Mastermind), to the best of my ability. I acknowledge that some days I may not feel like participating or may find myself with many reasons why I am unable to participate fully. At these times, I will attend the calls anyway, as a commitment to me and my fellow participants.
I also realize that there may be times of real emergency that arise and if for some reason I cannot make the call, I will communicate to the facilitator in advance. I will also listen to the audio recording shortly thereafter to keep myself up to date and on track with the homeplay.
I am willing to ask for support from my facilitator and fellow participants throughout the program, either through one-on-one communication or via the Mastermind and Groupsite. I know that it is useful to share my thoughts, insights, and challenges with the group. As additional support, I agree to connect with my Erickson Business Center buddy on a weekly basis or to let them know if I cannot honour this commitment.
Most of all, I commit to enjoying the Erickson Business Center process, knowing that the experiences of the coming six months will enhance my life both personally and professionally, as I develop a successful entrepreneurial mindset.
SIGNED ___________________________ DATE ___________________________
Where in your life do you need to take your commitment to the next level? Decide now and make your pledge!
By Fully Committing you Will:
I would love to hear what you are committing to! Post your commitment – making a public commitment also strengthens your commitment.