Ask a Therapist: "Why should men consider trying out coaching or therapy?
First of all, therapy is not always about "fixing what's broke." It can also be about enhancing what you're already good at so you can be even more effective in all of your settings. You might not have a problem going to a coach or personal trainer when pursuing a personal goal such as losing weight or improving your tennis game or even learning how to properly invest your retirement savings. It makes sense that you would seek out a trained expert if you want to improve something about yourself or your abilities. I find it is much more useful to consider therapy in the same way. You might not be depressed, anxious, or having other kinds of difficulties per se. But you might be interested in increasing your productivity at work, improving your parenting abilities, or increasing your ability to be an effective, assertive communicator at home or work.
Much as a coach instructs, guides, and challenges you to make you better, a coach or therapist will work to help refine your effectiveness by using your existing strengths to help shore up the things you want to get better at. This process doesn't always have to involve getting personal about feelings, but can instead be about learning concrete techniques to maximize your performance.
In an increasingly competitive world, it is more useful than ever to understand how you can improve yourself to keep pace with or even lead the pack. I believe this is something many men would benefit from and coaching sessions can help you optimize yourself to achieve your desired goals. Once you have the knowledge you need, you will have gained an edge that can not only improve your overall effectiveness in your various roles but also increase your confidence as well. Doing better, and KNOWING that you're doing better can help you continue to progress in your life and career. Consider attending a free, introductory consultation with me to see what strides you can make toward your goals and how coaching sessions might help you unlock your true potential.