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What in the world is a Productivity Coach?

Updated: Apr 29

Productivity Quote: "A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment." - John Wooden (10-time NCAA Champion coach for UCLA Men's Basketball team)


So what is a productivity coach and what do they do?

I get this question a lot so I thought I would let you all know so you can have clarity on how to get the help you need!

The best explanation I heard was from a former client who was a professor at Texas Christian University.

After a coaching session, he stated, "You know I was confused and skeptical at first about what you did and if you could help but now I realize you're like a personal trainer for my work."

A personal trainer for work...

This makes so much sense.

A personal trainer doesn't do the work for you but they do help you work better.

A personal trainer doesn't always give you new information but they do help you to utilize new and old information to get better results.

A personal trainer customizes information and exercises to help you get the results YOU want.

Other things a productivity coach/personal trainer do are:

  • Help you to get clarity on your goal (Vague goals lead to vague results)

  • Help you to discover what the best plan of action is to achieve your goals

  • Help you adapt your current environment (time/equipment constraints) to best help you

  • Help you to get the most out of every workday/gym session so that each day move you forward

  • Give you resources to get answers to the questions you have

As you can see, a productivity coach is just a personal trainer for your workdays. (You don't even have to sweat if you don't want to 🙂).

Productivity coaches and personal trainers both want to help you achieve your goals as streamlined and quickly as possible.

How you can use this information to help increase your productivity?

  • Read books about productivity and apply the information (Don't be scared to try different ways to work)

  • Ask others to review your workplace processes. It can be hard to see WHAT you are doing when you are doing it.

  • Get an accountability partner with whom you can grow and practice new productivity practices with.

  • Ask questions! If you don't know the answer, ask the question. The answer cannot appear until the question is asked.

What did you think a productivity coach was previously?

Let me know!

Matthew

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