Well for Starters, There Are No Coaching Jobs

That’s right there are no coaching jobs. That is unless you aspire – and by the way this is a noble calling – to be a sports coach at the local high school or community college. That’s right, being a coach is not a job. It’s isn’t even a profession – like being just a doctor. It is a calling. Yes, a Calling, with a capital “C”.  Get used to it, because that’s what it is.

A Job or a Profession or a Calling – either way, You Are One

That’s right, you are one, or you are not. It’s who you are and what you do. And if it’s not, you’ve probably read one too many “Great Jobs for the Next Millennium” articles. You know. Be honest with yourself. So, make up your mind. Am you, or am you not a coach. In your heart, you know. If you am (sorry I mean “are”) one then the job question becomes how can I do what I love and what I am called to do, and still pay the rent, keep the refrigerator more or less full,  and still pay the utilities?

So Let’s Get beyond Coaching Jobs

Each of us, particularly in this day and age, needs to take responsibility for our own lives and our fortunes. That is the calling of the entrepreneur. So now setting aside the very concept of coaching jobs, identify those people who can best benefit from your experience and your mastery of the art of coaching, and connect with them. That’s right, connect with them. Focus in on who they are; where they are; and how to connect with them. And then use your head and the latest technology to connect with them.

Focus Your Efforts for the Greatest Impact

So setting aside the whole concept of coaching jobs, and understanding that the Universe always pays back its obligations one-hundred fold, go out there and do what you know you are called to do. Find those to whom you are called and those who are called to you. And open up your heart and mind to them. And doing so, know that you will pay the rent, the refrigerator will be filled to over flowing and somehow the utilities will be paid.

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Dave Iuppa
JTS Advisors Strategy and Accountability Coach

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  1. marquita herald says

    Very interesting. Awhle back I became curious about the difference between coaching and consulting – seems pretty obvious to me now – but many articles about these fields tend to blur the lines. What I learned was the consultants focus primarily oon externals – processes, systems, etc. Coaches on the other hand have a deeper agenda, guiding the client by probing their inner world – goals, aspirations, ethos and values. Does that seem a fair assessment to you?

  2. says

    Great thoughts on this subject!

    Finding our calling is so important in life. There is no point in trying to live out someone else’s calling. We need to discover ours and then pursue it with all we’ve got!

    Kevin

  3. says

    Hey Dave,

    Great posting and I love how you talk about the passion guiding you what to do. So many people are caught up in doing things they hate because it provides the temporary solution.

    But we know that path leads to an unfulfilled life. Always, strive to work with your passion, and the coach will appear out of no-where.

    Thanks!

    -Dereck

  4. says

    I wholeheartedly agree that there are no coaching jobs, because every great coach I know is insanely attached to the idea of making the world a little better before they leave. They have a driving passion that makes the world better.

  5. says

    Hi,

    There may not be any coaching jobs, but there sure are a lot of self proclaimed coaches going around on the internet.

    Seems if you can put up a blog, you automatically have the skill sets it takes to be a coach/mentor, LOL!.

    I guess though, if you are courageous enough to do anything online, be it blogging, mlm or IM, and you are willing to step out of your comfort zone, you do have the potential of being or becoming a coach.

    Because, so many people will never ever venture to do anything entrepreneurial. They will take the path of least resistence and go with the flow.

  6. says

    Dave,

    Great post on a great topic… Coaching is essential in some many jobs that these skill-sets are necessary for just about anyone, especially if you are building or working on a team of any type.

    Great blog and great post.

    Thanks,
    James

  7. says

    You are so right, being a coach is a Calling. And in order to be a good one, we need excellent coaches of our own, so we can learn just what to pass on to those who look to us for training.

    I am so thankful to have a topnotch team of coaches teaching me how to be successful on the internet and equipping me with everything I need to coach others.

    Willena Flewelling

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