There are all sorts of people out there calling themselves coaches. I love having conversations with other coaches about what they coach on, who they coach, how they coach, where they coach and why they coach. I’m always curious about what, why, how, where and when people do what they do. I find many people give themselves the title of “coach” because they’ve lived a long life and had many experiences, so they feel they can give great advice. After speaking for a few years, I realized when I meet audience members after and they say they want to get together for coffee or lunch, they are really saying they want to process some event in their life with me.
Four years ago, I decided to get certified as a life coach. Some say you don’t need a certification but for me I did. I wanted the credibility, the tools and, most important, I wanted the practice. Some call me an executive coach, others a wellness coach, some a transition coach. For me, I believe the best style of coaching I do is motivating, inspiring, empowering and encouraging my clients to create the life they desire, to believe in themselves and their abilities.
I’m a wonderful connector and am happy to share resources. Most of my clients are in a career transition, taking a promotion, working on more intentional relationships, or wanting better health. One of my clients the other day told me she thinks of me as a “nudge coach.” I asked what that was, and she replied, “You nudge me to get to the next level and I never would have written my book without your support and encouragement.” I love the idea of nudging and encouraging people on their journey.
Do you have a coach? Have you ever had a coach?
Are you ready to go to the next level?
What area of your life needs a nudge? Is it time to take your career, relationships, health and life to the next level?
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a person who counsels and encourages clients on matters having to do with careers or personal challenges.