Becoming an effective life coach

Last weekend I had a practical training day with The Coaching Academy as part of my diploma. As always, it was a good chance to mingle with other students and polish up my skills.

However, one thing I’m focussing on now is getting coached.

Getting coached means that I can learn about other ways of coaching, techniques that I wouldn’t necessarily learn as part of my diploma. Each new coach offers his/her own method which I can decide to implement with my own clients. And of course, I can let go of things that don’t resonate with me.

This is helping me to be specific about and develop my own style of coaching.

I’m always asking my coaches questions such as how they set up their practice, what were some of the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. It’s amazing insight for me because I can be that much more prepared before establishing my own practice.

You may be wondering how much this is all costing me. Surely, it’s so expensive to get a new coach every week? The answer is NOOOO!

Most coaches offer a free coaching session to give potential clients some value before you commit to multiple sessions. So after my first free session with a new coach it’s HASTA LA VISTA, BABY. Cheeky, maybe. But life goes on…

Perhaps the biggest advantage of getting coached is that it keeps me inspired. Knowing that it is possible, knowing that other people have succeeded in doing what I want to do tells me that I can do it too – the sky really is the limit!

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