In a very real way, becoming a coach is a calling. I was a coach long before I completed my formal coaches training. Most successful coaches were. So Look for these clues to help you decide if you should become a coach.
Do You Genuinely Want People to Become Their Very Best?
To become a coach, you must genuinely care about people, but not in a “frou-frou” “touchy-feely” way. You have to be willing to get in your client’s face and not let them off the hook. You need to get them in a corner and not let them out until they have faced and moved beyond their worst fear and sense of self doubt. You have to – if necessary – become their worst enemy now, so you can be the most valuable person in their lives later. All because that is what it sometimes takes to be a successful coach.
Are You Obsessed with Understanding what Makes People Tick?
Are you not just willing, but downright excited to understand the science of coaching? Do you read books on NLP? Do you find yourself Googling hypnotherapy? Are you willing to investigate coaching training programs and are you ready to spend years to master coaching skills? If the answer to any of these questions is “No” then you are probably not ready to become a coach.
Will You Become a Coach if It Means Fading Completely into the Background?
Are you able to be totally present and completely silent, so that your client can relax and let you into their subconscious mind? Can you listen for clues that your client shares and not jump to conclusions until they have completed the story that is even a secret to them? If you can put your client ahead of yourself in these ways then you are already a coach. And with training and dedication, you are on your way to becoming a great coach.
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