How can I actually make self-coaching work, given that I have not been successful at making changes up to now?

You won’t know if coaching can work for you until you try, so I urge you to make the effort.

Partnership, process, and structure are three vital ingredients that make self-coaching work for you. Understanding that coaching is a journey – that it is a process, the antithesis of instant gratification – can help you adhere to your commitment to take control of your life, even during those inevitable moments of frustration when you’re tempted to turn away.

The A-N-S-W-E-R self-coaching strategy can help provide the structure for steps you can take to make progress. Look to the A-N-S-W-E-R as a guide to steps toward new habits and strategies to keep you committed.

To help you with your self-coaching journey, you may also want to create outside accountability partners, trusted advisors with whom you can touch base and who are willing and able to commit to you.