A: Surprisingly, no! Some of my best sessions took place when I was going through a challenging time in life. Coaching, helping another person be their best, helps us be at ours.
There is a myth and assumption that every life coach or therapist must have the perfect life. Yes, training gives us tools to help optimize our life. However, life is still going to be life, even after training. As the Taoist say: “Before enlightenment, walk to the well, gather the water. After enlightenment, walk to the well, gather the water.”
What is the pre-requisite to being a good coach then?
Good coaches carry 8 key traits.
All of the good coaches I know have gone through some life transformation, or personal Hero’s Journey, are on the other side of the challenge, now turning around and helping others on their path.
If you could have a message that would help other people lead a better life, what would that message be? How do you want to deliver it?
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By Laurel Elders, PCC
IICT Founder / Senior Faculty