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Looking for a coach to support your Badassery? Consider these three tips!
Tip #1: Know the differences between a coach, consultant, mentor and therapist.
A coach helps people make large, forward shifts in their lives. A skilled coach helps clients explore new goals, shine a light on what is possible and provides tools to help clients reach their visions of success.
A consultant is an external expert and is problem/solution oriented. Consultants help improve situations; coaches help improve people.
A mentor is a wise role model. A mentor is often chosen because they have traveled the road the mentee wishes to follow. A coach reveals where the client stands on the map and asks, “Where would you like to go next?”
A therapist works with a client to resolve conflict, overcome past issues, heal trauma and sometimes manage mental illness. A therapist examines the past to help a client cope with the present. A coach works with a client to create the future.
Tip #2: Know your desired outcomes.
Make a note of what you see in your “mind’s eye” for what you’d like to accomplish in your Badassery so you can choose a coach to champion and challenge you as you come from those goals.
Write a journal, like a “Morning Pages” practice.
Record audio notes as ideas and thoughts come to you during the day.
Run your own brainstorm session. Take 30 minutes and note all the ideas that come to you without judgement. At the end of the 30 minutes, see what resonates with you.
Tip #3: Interview, interview and interview.
Speak with at least 3 coaches to learn about them and their practices. Coaching is all about chemistry so it’s critical for you to check for their alignment with your values and your style. Do you like them? Do you trust them? Can they keep up with your Badass ways?
What drove you to become a coach? What drives you today to be a coach?
Who is your ideal client? With whom do you best like to work or what topics intrigue you most?
What’s a favorite client success story?
Do you have a coach?
Whatever your position, I’ve got you covered. Let’s explore how a coach can change your game.
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