Decision making: are you finding it hard?
On a good day, when work is going well, you may find decision making comes naturally and without a problem. But what about when you’re faced with the bigger decisions and you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Or there’s too much going on? Or you’re having a crisis of confidence and you know you need to make a decision, but you just cannot see anything clearly.
Coaching can help you find the clarity needed for good quality decision making. Using questioning techniques, your coach will firstly help you relax so that you’re in a better frame of mind. Then you can calmly work thought scenarios – some you may have already thought about and many that perhaps you hadn’t. Then you can consider the impact of the decisions as well as the consequences on you, your family, colleagues or staff and the business.
You can list your options, and figure out pros and cons. Your coach will challenge you to think a little further and perhaps challenge you on some options that you discounted too quickly. Coaching can help you thoroughly explore what you want and don’t want and come to a clear, well balanced decision that you feel confident about.
Coaching provides an opportunity for you to work through ideas without fear of criticism or judgement, so that all bases are explored.
Taking time out to really work out what is right, to invest time in decision making is so important and can take away anxiety and worry about what will happen if….
Get in touch if you feel you’d benefit from coaching for decision making. I work with clients in Bristol and the South West, Wales and London.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07785 996917
My article on identifying and considering choices might be useful – read it here.