Coaching models are a dime a dozen, but finding coaching tips on the right coaching models for your coaching business are very rare. The problem with trying to find a good coaching strategy for your coaching practice is that you are unique. You are a different type of coach and a different type of personality than the coach across the street from you. This is a big problem if you look to the coaching ‘gurus’ that are trying to give coaching tips to make you fit into their ‘perfect’ coaching strategy.
It just doesn’t happen.
You are different.
You have strengths as a coach.
You have weaknesses as a coach.
You can’t ‘fit in’ to just any generic coaching models!
Here are three of the more common types of coaches and some coaching tips on how to build coaching models around your own ‘coaching personality’.
The First of The Coaching Models: Coaching Tips For The ‘Driver Coach’
A driver coach is just that… driven to succeed. They like coaching tips that help them drive their clients towards success as well. It can become an obsession for a driver coach to achieve success and be surrounded by nothing but successful clients. The ultimate ‘driver coach’ coaching models are all based upon the fact that a ‘driver coach’ needs a ‘car’. There’s nothing sadder than a driver coach searching for a ‘vehicle’ to drive towards success. Driver coaches may not be very good at figuring out how to build their business, or strategizing about the best way to succeed, but once they find one of the coaching models that are simple and easy to follow, they will jump in that ‘vehicle’ and drive as fast and as far as they can until they run out of ‘gas’. The point here, as that if you are a ‘driver coach’, stop trying to figure out how to get where you want to go, and just get on board with a cookie cutter coaching strategy that you can make work for you. If you find coaching strategy that doesn’t work, then move on until you find one that does. Do what you do best… DRIVE!
The Second of The Coaching Models: Coaching Tips For The ‘Bookworm Coach’
The ‘bookworm coach’ is a more private, slower-paced coach that likes to help their clients by providing information, researching topics, and sending lots of emails. They are a natural for the coaching models of being an author, or blogger, or writing articles for certain publications. They are masters of information and thrive on any coaching tips that can be best delivered through writing and learning. Don’t try to beat people over the head with your stuff if you’re a ‘bookworm coach’ because you won’t be comfortable trying to ‘sell’ everyone you know… It’s better if your coaching strategy has more to do with passively distributing your coaching tips and teaching people rather than pushing people.
The Third of The Coaching Models: Coaching Tips For The ‘Evangelist/Inspiration Coach’
The ‘evangelist/inspiration coach’ doesn’t know what they are talking about… but they sure are good at talking about it! Coaching tips run through them faster than a burrito through a midget. The ‘evangelist/inspiration coach’ is best at taking someone else’s information (or their own idea) and sharing it with everyone in the most compelling way. They are usually creative, and their coaching models should accommodate that creativity. The social and open ended coaching models work best for the ‘evangelist/inspiration coach’, meaning that they would share their coaching tips by talking to lots of team members and convincing others to pick up the torch and come with them on their coaching journey.
No Matter What Your Coaching Strategy, Dive into The Best Coaching Models And Share The Best Coaching Tips With The Most People
The most important of coaching models is to help the most people in the most compelling and most valuable way. If your coaching tips are awesome, but you only share them with 10 people, then you’re in trouble. If your coaching strategy gets your coaching out to 100,000 people, but it’s garbage, then you won’t succeed as a coach. But if you find a coaching strategy that combines quality coaching with quantity, then you’ll make a very good living as a professional coach.
Jeffrey T. Sooey
CEO, JTS Advisors
Founder, Coaches Training Blog community