Nowadays, the word “coach” gets thrown around quite a bit, don’t you think?
Nutrition Coach, Fitness Coach, Life Coach, Business Coach - you get the picture.
There are literally MILLIONS of people calling themselves coaches today for whatever goal you are looking to achieve.
But what really IS the role of a coach?
Well… if you’re a GOOD coach, your role in a client’s life has many facets - from instructor, to friend, to cheerleader, to mentor, to facilitator, to demonstrator, to fact-finder, to motivator, to counsellor, to organizer, to planner, to the keeper of all your client’s deepest desires and dreams.
You are their best friend, but you know how to give them tough love when they need it.
You are their biggest supporter, but you know how to push them further than they could on their own.
You are the one who helps them make the tough decisions.
You are the one who helps them get out of their own way.
You are the one who helps them dream big and set even bigger goals.
Being a coach has pretty big shoes to fill - and their role goes WELL beyond the role of someone specialized in one field. But, with so many types of coaches out there, it truly is tough to know which one is going to get you the results you want.
Honestly, I think the reason why the term “coach” gets used so often IS BECAUSE the word is so multi-faceted. Imagine if I called myself a “transformation & wellness mentor, friend, supporter, counsellor, trainer, planner and cheerleader”.
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