That’s right. Who is your life coach? Got an answer? Well here are three good reasons why you had better have a damn good answer to that question – if you ever expect to be a successful coach.
Do what I Do – Don’t Waste Your Time Doing what I only Say
If you have ever given council to a client, and have them look back at you – look back at you, past your eyes, down deep into your soul – and ask “is that what you would do?” And then you said “Yes.” But it wasn’t what you were actually doing right now. Then stop reading. Go back to your homepage. And get the hell out of coaching.
OK. The rest of you, read on.
Don’t Face the Huge Responsibility of Being a Coach, Alone
There are a lot of professions that involve huge responsibilities toward their clients: doctors, paramedics, firemen… and coaches. Your clients will open up their hearts to you. They will share their deepest fears, and their highest aspirations. And they will look to you for more than guidance. They will – and should – look to you for nothing less than magic — the magic that can bring them the insights and permanent transformation that they have yearned for all their lives. That is what coaching is all about, and that is a huge responsibility. Don’t face it alone. If you are smart, your life coach will be there with you, validating or correcting your decisions, so that your client will be doubly sure to get the best assistance possible. Setting their fears behind them, and claiming the life that they were meant to have.
Rely on Your Life Coach to Help You Get through the Tough Times
You cannot share your needs as a person or as a coach with just anyone. Only your life coach can fill that role – ethically and functionally. Only another coach – a life coach – can hear what you have to say and give you valid advice, so you are not alone and so your client really gets the help they need. So do the honest and the smart thing. If you do not have a life coach, get one or get out of coaching. Period.
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JTS Advisors Strategy and Accountability Coach