wide variety of reasons, not everyone is ready to be
coached. Coaching requires time, commitment, and a
willingness to change and grow. Book coaching is about being
willing to put in the time, energy, and other resources to
create the book you know you have inside you.. If you
determine that you’re ready, email Diane Eble at
Check each item
that is True for you at this time. Once finished, score
yourself using the key at the bottom of the
1. I can commit
to keeping my regularly scheduled appointment with my
coach, even if it means having to reschedule an
2. My coach can
count on me to always tell the truth, even when it's
painful to the coach or me.
3. I am ready
to begin eliminating negative patterns that have been
holding me back.
4. I understand
that in coaching, the "client does the work," not the
coach. I will complete all my assignments so that I can
make measurable progress.
I am open and ready to try new ideas in both my business
and personal life.
6. I like
investing in myself and see coaching as a long-term
investment in helping me reach my goals.
works in small, incremental steps over time. I feel
comfortable knowing that writing a good book takes time.
I understand that while my coach will assist me each
step of the way, there is no "magic formula" for
creating a quality book overnight.
8. If something
is not working in my relationship with my coach, I will
let my coach know immediately so we can immediately take
action to improve the situation.
9. I have
adequate funds to pay for coaching without feeling
guilty or resentful about the coaching fee.
10. I'm looking for a partner who can
share my successes and help me cope with my challenges.
I will expect progress, not perfection, of
11. I'm willing to take full
responsibility for the success of my book (i.e. not
depending on a publisher or other professional to make
my book a success).
12. I'm willing to see myself not just
as a writer, but as a marketer of my valuable message.
As such, I am willing to learn new strategies for
getting that message across. I understand my coach will
always work within the framework of my unique strengths
so that marketing will be as easy and enjoyable as
yourself 1 point for box you checked
SCORE(add up all the "true"
10–12 You're definitely ready for a
coach and for making big changes in your life. Ask your
coach to challenge you to grow by making major
You're ready to begin coaching. Let's get started!
may be uncomfortable for you at this time. You will benefit
from the coaching relationship to the extent that you are
willing to grow and change, even when it may be inconvenient
0-4You're not ready for an
individual coach right now. Try tele-group coaching, seek
professional help with some of the challenges you are facing,
or come back when your circumstances are more conducive to you
benefiting from coaching.