Goodbyes are never easy!
One of the challenges I face as a coach is that there always comes a time for goodbyes. While the national averages are that coaching engagements normally last 6-18 months, many of my clients tend to last 2 years or more. Between team alignments and one-on-one coaching, I normally get an opportunity to know my clients and their teams well. When you sit across the table from someone over the course of a couple years talking about some pretty deep stuff at times, you form a strong relationship with these people.
Well, this week, I said goodbye to one group of my clients. After a 3 year relationship, we decided it was time to take a break for a bit. Unfortunately, people do pay me a fairly significant wage to spend time with them. While these types of people understand the intangle value of coaching, I’m one of the first to admit that there always comes a time where 80%+ of the value has been realized and it’s time for a break. That’s the case with this particular client and we mutually agreed it was time.
So, for today, I say “thank you” and “goodbye” for now. As all my clients know, once we’ve had a realationship, you don’t simply just turn it off because the “formal” relationship is no longer in place. I look forward to their occassional calls and emails touching base in the future. May this be a reminder to some I haven’t talked in a bit.
To that end, I am looking for new relationships to form. As my valued community, if you or any others you know have a potential need, please reach out to me to schedule a time to talk. Whether that be an advisory board, team alignment, one-on-one coaching, or other related services, I’d love to see what I could do to further our relationship.
Looking forward to hearing from you and have a fantastic day!