Can excellent coaches be made or are some people simply born with the ability to empower and inspire? The answer is both. It’s also true that all exceptional coaches, whether they’re coaching athletes, executives, or anyone in between, share one common characteristic. Some of us are born with more of a tendency than others towards this characteristic, but everyone without exception can cultivate it. Listen to this episode to discover the life coach trait that makes a truly outstanding coach.
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Becoming A Life Coach – #1 Trait Needed To Be A Life Coach by Christy Whitman
By now, I hope I’ve opened your eyes to how much success, both personal and professional, is available to you by choosing a career as a life coach. If I have, and it’s a lifestyle that appeals to you, you’re probably wondering how if you’ve ever had any experience coaching others, that you can accurately predict if you’re likely to enjoy being a coach or if you have what it takes to build a successful practice. The question that often comes up for those considering this career change is, “Can excellent coaches be made or some people are simply born with the ability to empower and inspire?” The answer is both. It’s also true that all exceptional coaches, whether they’re coaching athletes, executives or anyone in between, they share one common characteristic. Some of us are born with more of a tendency than others towards this characteristic, but everyone without exception can cultivate it. The character trait that makes a truly outstanding coach is having a commitment to your own path of personal, emotional and spiritual growth. To put it simply, we can’t teach others what we, ourselves don’t know. We can’t guide others to release their limiting beliefs and come into resonance with the next level of success they desire unless we have actually done this in our own lives.Being committed to your own growth means that you take responsibility for the quality of your life experience. Click To Tweet
Before I say more about that, let me clear up a common misunderstanding. When I say that it’s important that we as coaches be committed to our own evolution and expansion, I do not mean that we have to be perfect or that every aspect of our lives has to be exactly the way we want it. To be human is to exist in a perpetual state of expansion. This means that every one of us will continue to give birth to desires that will then need to align ourselves with. Being committed to your own growth simply means that you take responsibility for the quality of your life experience. That you’ve regularly strived to find tune frequency of your own thoughts, beliefs, feelings and outlook in order to attract and receive more of what you desire. Here is the best news of all and it’s the reason why hundreds of people who had no interest in becoming a professional coach have participated in the training offered by the QSCA. Even if you never coached a single client, the technology you will learn in this training gives you access to reliable set of tools that you can apply every day in any situation to continually enhance your life experience. Whether you’re already someone who is committed to bringing forth your best self, or if you’re someone who would like to learn how to, there isn’t a more perfect career than coaching.
The other reason why it’s important that we as coaches are committed to our own personal development is that the more experience we have in recognizing and releasing our own non-serving perceptions, behaviors and habits of communication. The better we’re able to be at supporting our clients in recognizing and releasing these barriers within themselves. You’ll also get a lot less likely be triggered or derailed by the issues that will come up for your clients as they take on the process of transforming their own lives. In the same way that doctors, attorneys and other professionals need to take continuing education courses each year in order to continue practicing in their fields, we as coaches, also need to make sure that we’re staying at the top of our game. In my opinion, this is one of the most exciting fringe benefits of being part of this field. Every school you’re sharpened for the purpose of serving your clients also serves you. On a very real sense, coaches get paid to lead extraordinary lives. I’d love to hear your thoughts or questions on what we’ve discussed here. If you’ve enjoyed this, please share it with your friends and colleagues.
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