Learn what is a coach and what does a life coach do. Also, gain clarity on what a coach is not and how to take the pressure off of yourself as a new coach running an online coaching business.
A common question I received from newer coaches:
“I think I can help my clients, but I just don’t know exactly how. I know that I have gifts to share with others, but what if a client’s ask me questions I don’t know the answers to?”
***Are you struggling with feeling like an imposter?
***Lack the confidence to fully step into your coaching business?
***Your insecurities get the best of you?
***I want to tell you a secret. YOU DON’T HAVE TO KNOW EVERYTHING TO BE A COACH!
I want to share with you what a coach is and is not, so we can clear a few things up!
A coach is not:
Someone to just chat with.
Someone to vent to.
Telling you what you must do.
An expert on a field that gives you expert advice (that’s a consultant or strategist)!
An advice giver (that’s a friend, family member or sometimes strangers like to give advice, too 🙂
I believe whole-heartedly that…
What is a Coach:
An amazing listener.
Able to notice hesitations, changes in tone or other communication subtleties.
Able to reflect back to you what you said, so you can see clarity.
A rockstar at reframing and asking powerful, evocative questions.
Able to call you on your bullshit.
There to provide accountability and support.
Someone who will push your edges, trigger, challenge, up-level and empower you.
Able to help you streamline the process to get faster results toward your vision/goal.
Is walking her talk and models seeing herself in her highest good!
Able to see you in your highest good AND help you to see that version of yourself
I hear new coaches say this often, “But, what if I don’t know the answer to my client’s question?”
Who cares! It’s your job to guide. It’s cool if you say, “I don’t’ know that answer.” It shows your client that you, as a human, don’t need to know all the answers. You can look into the answer or empower the client to use her other resources to find that answer for herself.
You don’t need to know everything.
YOU HAVE UNIQUE AND AMAZING GIFTS TO SHARE IN THIS WORLD. Period!
I’m going to tell you a story. I tried to find this story online, I can’t remember where I heard it or if I just dreamed it one night, I have no idea so I can’t give credit to whoever wrote it. (If you know this story, please tell me who it is by).
It goes something like this…
A woman every day after work would walk in the park to this specific tree. She would tell the tree her celebrations, her troubles; shed her tears and talk about her daily tasks. After she was done sharing, she would feel refreshed and ready to go home to her family. She repeated this every single day for a year. By the end of the year, her emotional state and her life was completely transformed.
What do you gain from this story?!
Her life was transformed by a tree.
You see, it’s amazing to receive 100% attention, be listened to and have someone else believe in your dreams/vision. THAT IS POWERFUL. As you start off coaching, remember that you creating a safe space for someone to expand while 100% believing in them…is powerful!
You will hone your skills, you will become faster at getting results, you will become more intuitive, you will learn new skills and techniques, you wil… you will… you will…
However, in order to TRULY WALK YOUR TALK, you MUST accept that RIGHT NOW you are CAPABLE, INTERNALLY EQUIPPED WITH ALL YOU NEED AND CONFIDENT THAT YOU CAN AND WILL EMPOWER others to be the best version of themselves! Because when you believe in yourself 100% (even like 90%), it’s radiant and your clients can FEEL IT!
With that being said if you ARE READY to fully step into your power, walk your talk and connect with your clients so that you can sign on new clients and 100% serve them, I have a special treat for you. I have a few 1:1 coaching spots available. Click here to learn more.