As a coach, I have given presentations, done workshops, been on podcasts, coach, and blog regularly about how to live authentically in your strengths and truly connect with others. One of the most powerful pieces of advice I have been given – and I share with others – is to always remain teachable. If you want to be an effective coach, hire your own coaches! There is something powerful about investing in the process of coaching and truly being open to new perspectives and the call to act.
So what, really, is a coach?
A coach guides you on your own path of self-discovery. Unlike a counselor or therapist, a coach only looks at the past if there is a direct correlation to your future. The focus is not on healing past wounds as much as it is on creating a future of intention.
A coach challenges you and brings to light that which your friends and family may not want to confront you on. They move you forward and keep you accountable for your actions. They ask powerful questions and push you toward action. No amount of conversation is going to incite a difference in your life – it’s what you do after the conversations. It’s how you act and implement.
A coach gives you tools and the kick in the rear to push you to act. When you invest in something like coaching, you aren’t just looking for a friend to make you feel good, but for an accountability partner with an unbiased perspective to come in and help you find clarity on your goals. There is something about investing in the process that shows you are ready to act – that you are serious about making a change in your life.
So, I coach. I encourage. I motivate. I push. And all along the way, I grow. I’m not the person with all the answers – I can’t give you the big red easy button that will make all your relationships run smoothly. (Oh, if only it were that simple). I can, however, explore with you – show you a different perspective, give you insights into the personality styles and how to motivate and encourage others, and give you the push to truly live in your strengths with love and authenticity.
I have gotten so much out of coaching – both as a coach and as a client. It is never a process of rising from being coached to coaching. I will always, always remain teachable. There will always be more to learn and more to share with others. I will always look for coaches and other resources to help me in my own growth – and in doing this, my own audience and clients continue to get new materials, exercises, resources and more as my toolkit grows. I love going through the process of introspection, learning new things about myself and the people I work with, and really digging in beyond surface communication and truly connecting with others.
Have you ever been coached? If you are a mama who wants to learn more about how to live in your strengths, build deeper connections with your family, and clear the clutter from your home, your head and your heart, give me a shout. I’d love to talk with you and see if coaching with me is your next step.
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