We tried out a peer support and peer coaching meetup last month in December 2013. It was well-received with members sharing what they have achieved and showing gratitude for the past year. However, it would be better if only the host were competent enough to be able to provide expert coaching in the group.
With this in mind, we invited Coach Murphy Lum to give a talk on goal setting for 2014 and give coaching to members on the spot. The event Pitch ‘n’ Coach #1 – Goal Setting with Murphy Lum was held on 22nd January 2014.
The event started with Murphy giving his half-hour talk on goal setting. He gave us a very important lesson on setting and achieving our goals with the acronym EMOTE. He taught that our goals need to be Emotional, Measurable, Obtainable, Time-bound, and Exciting.
Enlightening talk on EMOTE by Coach Murphy Lum
After the talk, all of us in the group immediately put what we learned into action. We planned and shared our goals for 2 to 3 minutes each. Then we selected Dr Cham to focus on his goals.
Dr Cham elaborated on his goals related to creating a network of entrepreneurs. Coach Murphy coached him as he shared. The coach also gave general feedback on everyone’s goals.
We were also blessed to have Jeyaraman to be our featured speaker. The seasoned trainer shared about his programmes, and even demonstrated his superb memory skills to the group.
It was an eye-opening session for many of us. Everyone gave a standing ovation to Coach Murphy at end of event. Dr Cham, though grilled by Murphy’s tough questions, later said it was the best Pitch ‘n’ Win event he ever attended.
With this successful event, the pitching + coaching event series called Pitch ‘n’ Coach has been validated. Would you like to join the next one?