Your competence and confidence as a coach
Lots of coaches obsess over finding “the perfect tagline” or choosing the “right mailing list software.” Those details do matter. But none of those external bells and whistles matter as much as your competence and confidence as a coach.
Are you an effective listener? Are you intuitive and insightful? Do clients feel safe in your presence? Do you consistently help your clients to get results—results that can be felt, seen, and measured? Are you sure about that?
You can have the glossiest website in the universe and impeccable back-end systems, but if you lack confidence in your abilities, your clients will sense it.
This module includes specific steps you can take to hone your craft and become an even more effective coach. You’ll also collect evidence to prove to yourself—and others—that you’re the real deal. (Nothing slays insecurity like e-v-i-d-e-n-c-e!)
When you’re coaching clients, do you cross your fingers and “hope” that your work is… actually working? Or do you follow up with each client, conduct surveys, collect info, build case studies, and collect evidence to prove to yourself—and others—that you’re an effective coach?
There’s what you “say” you care about. And then, there’s what you actually “do.” Are you an inspiring role model who walks her talk? Or is there a mis-alignment between your words and your actions? When people work with you, would they feel proud to say to their friends, “My coach is a huge role model for me”?
Coaching is more than just “listening and talking.” What is the unique artistry that you could bring into your coaching sessions? Do you have a background in yoga or hypnotherapy? Are you a professional musician? Are you gifted with Tarot cards? Could you weave music, movement, or some other “custom flavor” into your coaching practice? What would feel fun, memorable and distinctive?
People don’t hire coaches because they’re “totally fine.” People hire coaches when they’re frustrated, suffering, or seeking a specific type of transformation. What is it that you’re promising to your clients, exactly? Are you confident that you can deliver? If not, what needs to happen to bolster your confidence?
Most coaches think they’re “good listeners.” Some are. Some aren’t. With every coach, there’s always room for improvement. When a client is speaking, what are you hearing? Do you hear what they’re saying? What they’re not saying? What they wish they could say? Or do you predominantly hear your own inner critic saying, “You’re not a good coach”?
You became a coach for a reason. Do you remember what it was? Or has your reason changed over time? What is the ripple effect that you long to create for your clients—and for your wider/global community? How do you want to be remembered at your funeral? What’s your legacy?
You can’t do everything all at once. You need priorities. Which 3 aspects of your Deep End are you going to work on first? MODULE 3 includes: 7 videos, 7 worksheets, and 7 checklists to help you tune up your Deep End. GOAL: By the end of this Module, you’ll feel clear about what makes you special, unique and powerful as a coach. You’ll have evidence to prove to yourself—and others—that you’re the real deal. You’ll understand how to explain the benefits of working with you in simple, clear language that your clients can grasp. You’ll see how you can continue to hone your craft with every session—evolving into the best coach you can possible be.